Authorities arrest man with outstanding warrant, AK-47 pistol discovered during traffic stop in Port Allen

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Christopher D. Davis, 31
West Side Journal

PORT ALLEN, La. (The West Side Journal) – Port Allen police arrested a Lake Charles man with a warrant from the Baton Rouge Police Department.

West Side Journal


Authorities arrested Christopher Dominic Davis, 31, on an outstanding warrant for violation of a protective order, illegally carrying a weapon, and driving without insurance.

Officer Latrese Darden discovered the AK-47 pistol, an empty magazine and a magazine full of 42 live rounds during a traffic stop on Alexander Avenue at Ave. G and LA-1.

Darden initiated the traffic stop after records showed the car was not insured.

Port Allen Police Chief Esdron Brown stressed the importance of regular patrols in keeping people from coming across the river to commit crimes.

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The West Side Journal, located in Port Allen, Louisiana serves as the official journal of West Baton Rouge Parish. The newspaper’s roots run deep in the West Baton Rouge community, as the earliest dates of publication reach back to the mid-1800s.

The current editor is Breanna Smith, an alumna of Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication and native of Baton Rouge. Contributing writers to the Journal are members of the West Side community.

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