Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a West Monroe man for stealing from a local convenience store last week.
Ernie C. Hargrove, 23, of West Monroe, was booked at Ouachita Correctional Center for shoplifting, criminal trespass, and resisting an officer.
Deputies received a shoplifting complaint from a Circle K in West Monroe. The complainant told deputies that Hargrove stole several items and left walking last seen in red pajamas pants and a gray jacket.
Deputies tried to secure Hargrove in hands, but he pushed away from the patrol unit, according to the Feb. 7 arrest report.
Hargove ignored deputies' commands to place his hands behind his back to be restrained, according to the arrest report.
During questioning, Hargrove denied stealing items from the store.