Disturbance call leads to jailing of Mississippi man for firearm possession, public intimidation

Derrick Carter mug shot courtesy of the LPSO/LPDC

By T. Scott Boatright

Ruston Police Department officers responding to a disturbance ended up arresting a Mississippi man for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

The RPD were called to West Barnett Springs Ave. Tuesday morning and were reportedly notified en route that a suspect was in possession of a firearm.

Upon arrival officers made contact with Derrick M. Carter, 35, of Byram, Mississippi, handcuffed him, placed him in the rear of a patrol unit and read his Miranda rights to him. Carter’s arrest affidavit says that Carter refused to acknowledge rights.

Officers then called the original complainant by phone and were informed Carter had removed her firearm from a box inside the residence and was carrying it in his fanny pack.

Police reported finding the weapon inside the residence under a pile of clothes in the living room.

Carter’s arrest report says that officers later learned Carter has arrest warrants against him in the state of Mississippi.

The arrest report also says that as officers were preparing to leave the Lincoln Parish Detention Center after bringing Carter there, Carter advised one of them that when he got out of the LPDC, that he hoped he found the officer’s girlfriend and that he stated in explicit language he was going “to have sex with her.”

That ended up with a public intimidation count being added to Carter’s charges, which also include being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and being a fugitive from another jurisdiction.

No bond was set for Carter’s case.


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