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HPD: Henderson Man Charged With Burglary, Tampering With Physical Evidence

HPD: Henderson Man Charged With Burglary, Tampering With Physical Evidence

Bill Stephens

June 21st, 2016

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A Henderson man was arrested Sunday night after police say he kicked in the door at a residence and pulled a gun on the family inside.

According to Henderson Police, officers responded to the 100 block of Rankin Avenue around 10:45 p.m. Sunday regarding a window being broken out and a door kicked in. Police say the resident stated that 35 year old Menelik Brank, of Henderson, had knocked on their door several times and been told to leave, but then broke out a window and entered the residence through the front door and then kicked in the bedroom door where the resident and his family were. Brank then reportedly pointed a gun at the family before leaving the home.

Police say Brank was located by officers in the 100 block of South Julia Street and a black handgun was found jammed in the back rest and seat cushion where he was sitting in his vehicle.

Brank was arrested for second degree burglary and lodged in the Henderson County Detention Center.

According to police, Brank was transported to Methodist Hospital by deputies after he started acting very lethargic. Police say Branks told deputies that when he was stopped by HPD officers he had swallowed a baggie of methamphetamine. Medical staff retrieved the baggie of meth that police say weighed over 3 grams.

Brank was additionally charged with tampering with physical evidence.

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