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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.

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