Domestic call leads to multiple charges

A 30-year-old Ruston man was arrested on numerous charges early Thursday morning after police responded to a disturbance call.

At about 3:30 a.m., the Ruston Police Department dispatched officers to a disturbance on Duque Drive. Officer Brandt Barton noticed the resident appeared very upset and her hand was bleeding. The woman said she was okay, but when the officer asked if she was alone, she said yes but began crying. Barton conducted a protective sweep of the home for suspects and discovered Darrius J. Livingston hiding in a bedroom closet.

Officers determined the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department held four bench warrants for Livingston for failure to make court appearances on previous similar incidents. An active protective order against Livingston in relation to the victim was also found. 

Livingston was arrested for the four warrants—two counts of violation of a protective order and two counts of battery of a dating partner—as well as violation of the protective order for being at the victim’s home. 

During a search upon arrest, Officer Barton found a small plastic bag of suspected methamphetamine in Livingston’s pants pocket and baggie of suspected marijuana and another of suspected meth in Livingston’s shoe. 

In addition to the four warrants and the additional protective order violation, Livingston was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of a Schedule II drug (methamphetamine) and possession of a Schedule I drug (marijuana).

Bail has been set at $162,500.


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