Man accused of robbing Chase Bank arrested

By T. Scott Boatright

A suspect in Monday’s robbery of Chase Bank in downtown Ruston was arrested by Grambling State University police officers on Monday evening, but reportedly did not surrendered to authorities without a fight.

Two GSU officers were dispatched to Stadium View apartments to search for Karletterion Williams, 22, of Ruston, who had been identified as the suspect accused of demanding and receiving an undisclosed amount of money earlier Monday before escaping before Ruston Police officers arrived at the bank.

As the GSU officers entered the Stadium View Apartments parking lot, they reported observing Williams exit a White Tahoe, which matched a description of the suspect’s vehicle, and stood beside the driver’s side door as the patrol umit approached.

The GSU officers then made contact with Williams and attempted to handcuff him, reportedly advising him he was being arrested for simple robbery.

Williams’ arrest affidavit says he then began actively resisting, was taken to the ground but then began kicking at the officers with both feet.

After what the arrest report terms a short scuffle, the officers were able to handcuff Williams and advise him of his Miranda rights, which they reported he “chose to revoke.”

The GSU officers then transported Williams to the Ruston Police Station for questioning.

Williams remained in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on Tuesday facing charges of simple burglary, resisting an officer (three counts) and battery of an officer (three counts).

Bond for Williams was set at $175,000.


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