Ruston Police Department arrested a man who has been accused of illegal possession of a firearm and resisting a police officer, among a host of other charges.
Kennoris Levan Thompson, of Bastrop, was arrested Friday, Sept. 3, in Ruston. According to the affidavit, RPD Officer Sgt. Justin Brown attempted to stop a vehicle located in Woodland Park after dark, meaning that the occupants of the vehicle were trespassing.
Brown called for backup when Thompson attempted to flee. Brown advised Thompson to exit the vehicle, and he did – and ran to a tree and began urinating on the tree. When backup arrived, Thompson was screaming and began resisting arrest by pulling away and kicking one of the officers.
The officers on the scene smelled marijuana emitting from Thompson’s vehicle then and began a search of the vehicle. Officers found a loaded firearm inside the vehicle and several clear plastic bags of suspected marijuana that was well over 14 grams. As Thompson has an active protective order against him that prevents him from carrying a firearm, that charge was also levied against him.
Thompson’s charges include illegal carrying of weapons in the presence of narcotics, resisting by violence, public urination, resisting by flight, battery of an officer, criminal trespassing, possession of illegal drugs with the intent to distribute and prohibition on the possession of firearms by person against whom a protective order is listed.
Thompson’s bond has been set at $100,000.
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