Ruston man facing domestic battery charges

By T. Scott Boatright

Two trips by Ruston Police officers to domestic disturbance calls resulted in the arrest of a Ruston man on Thursday.

Trenton Council, 30, of Ruston remained in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on Sunday facing charges of domestic abuse battery and domestic abuse battery by strangulation with child endangerment.

RPS officers were reportedly dispatched to the domestic all on Thursday and made contact with Council and Theodora Aleck outside of their residence. Council was reportedly placed in handcuffs and read his Miranda rights after officers were told a verbal altercation had led to a “pushing match” between the couple and red marks were observed on Council’s neck as well as a bite mark on arm. Council said he the marks happened as a result of the “pushing match” he had with Aleck.

Aleck said the altercation happened after Council woke her up and that as she attempted to leave through the back door of the residence Council grabbed her in a chokehold and tried to drag her back into the house. Aleck said that was when she bit Council and fought back.

Because Council was cooperative and Aleck at first said she did not want to press charges Council was escorted inside the residence to retrieve belongings before being asked to leave. Council was reportedly told not to return to the residence and to call the RPD if he needed to retrieve more belongings.

RPD officers were later again dispatched to the residence and Council was arrested after Aleck told them she had again been battered by Council, who had returned to the home. Aleck reported she was holding the couple’s 2-year-old child during that battery.

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