Local man facing domestic battery charge

By T. Scott Boatright

The Ruston Police Department responded to a call regarding a domestic incident that resulted in the arrest of a Ruston man on Thursday evening.

Correando Davis, 29, is facing a charge of battery of a dating partner and remained in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center over the weekend with bond not yet set.

Davis’ arrest affidavit reports that upon responding to the call Thursday evening he noticed the suspect and complainant outside of an East Line Avenue residence with the complainant appearing to be visibly upset.

The officer reported separating the two and beginning an investigation, during which the complainant said she got into a verbal argument with Davis and that he grabbed her by the shirt, threw her on the bed and held her down by her wrists. While he was on top of her the complainant said Davis stuck her with a closed fist before she started fighting back.

She reported escaping his grasp and fleeing outside just before the officer arrived at the scene.

The officer reported seeing visible markings on her arm and face from a possible struggle.

Davis was then reportedly read his Miranda rights and after saying he understood them, told the officer that he did not hit her and that she did not hit him. Davis was then reportedly advised that he was being taken into custody and charged and was placed in handcuffs before being transported to the LPDC and booked.

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