Ruston man charged in domestic incident

Keegan Lewis mug shot courtesy of the LPSO/LPDC

By T. Scott Boatright

A Ruston man remained in the Lincoln Parish Detention with no bond yet set and facing domestic abuse aggravated assault charges for an incident at his McDonald Avenue residence.

Keegan Lewis, 32, was also charged with simple criminal damage to property.

The Ruston Police Department responded to the area early Thursday morning after five calls had been made to the RPD earlier but the caller was “never able to provide location information” according to Lewis’ arrest report.

Dispatch advised officers that the caller advised that windows in the apartment had been broken out and that the suspect was armed with a knife.

Upon arriving in the area officers located an apartment at 713 McDonald Ave. with a broken window and made contact with Lewis after knocking on the door. Lewis was reportedly detained upon opening the door.

Officers reported finding the complainant and her 3-year-old son at the rear of the apartment and while securing the scene located two steak knives, one on a counter and another “under the bed.”

They also reported observing a broken door frame along with a broken window.

After reading Lewis his Miranda rights officers questioned him and he reportedly told them there had been an argument but “nothing had happened.”

Officers then reported interviewing the complainant, who stated she and Lewis have been involved in a relationship since November and living together since February and have the 3-year-old son together and that she had called police several times but was unable to talk.

The complainant reportedly told officers that she had returned home around midnight and a verbal altercation occurred after which she said Lewis started “flashing out” and threw a stool into the window. She told officers she then barricaded herself in the master bedroom but that Lewis forced his way into it armed with a knife.

She reportedly told officers that while she did fear being attacked, but that Lewis only threatened to harm himself.

The complainant told officers Lewis then dropped the knife and it ended up under the bed.

According to Lewis’ arrest report, the complainant then fled to her son’s bedroom but that Lewis then forced his way into that bedroom, too, but that neither she or her son had been harmed.

Officers then questioned Lewis again and reported that he changed his story but said that he never had a knife. He allegedly admitted forcing his way into the master bedroom but not the 3-year-old’s room and was soon transported to the LPDC.

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