Threat to kill father leaves Ruston woman facing multiple charges

By T. Scott Boatright

A Ruston woman was arrested Monday after the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call about her threatening to kill her father.

By the time the call was responded to and an investigation was conducted, Breasia Lamier Harper, 24, of 1208 McDonald Ave., was booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on nine separate charges facing a $20,000 bond.

While responding to the call Sunday night LPSO deputies were advised that Harper was wearing colorful pants and a red shirt and was armed with a handgun. Deputies were also advised that Harper had six outstanding bench warrants through the city of Ruston and that she had pulled a firearm on two residents at 129 Chesboro Street.

Deputies reported that upon arrival they observed a female matching the clothing description given by LPSO dispatch concerning the suspect behind what they determined was her father’s residence at 213 Elam Street. The report that Harper was handcuffed and advised of her Miranda rights and that while doing so deputies noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from Harper’s person.

A search of the area Harper was found revealed a pellet pistol deputies said looked like a real gun as well as a half-full bottle of whiskey.

After securing those items deputies said Harper became uncooperative, going limp and throwing herself to the ground after being handcuffed, forcing them to have to carry her to a patrol unit.

Deputies then made contact with the 911 caller who said she had received a call from her cousin saying that Harper was on her way to 123 Elam Street to kill her father and that she had a firearm. They then contacted a resident at 129 Chesboro Street, who said Harper had walked into her house, lifted her shirt to display a firearm. The resident said Harper pointed the pistol at both her and her juvenile son.

Harper was then transported to the LPDC and booked while a Louisiana Victim Notification Form was filled out for her father.

She was booked on charges of aggravated assault (three counts), resisting an officer (three counts), disturbing the peace by appearing intoxicated, switched or altered license plates, failure to register vehicle, no liability insurance, switched or altered license plate, no license plate (bench warrant) and no proof of liability insurance (bench warrant).

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