Non emergency 911 calls leads to summons, arrest

A Ruston resident was arrested this weekend for simple escape, unauthorized telecommunications and resisting an officer. 

A Ruston Police Department officer was attempting to serve Britney Henderson summons for unauthorized telecommunications when she became physically resistive and pulled away from him. Henderson called 911 multiple times for a non emergency and was told not to call back without an emergency. Henderson then continued to call the police department’s business line multiple times and was verbally abusive toward the dispatchers. 

Henderson then arrived at the police department and spoke with a RPD sergeant, who talked with her. Henderson, according to the affidavit, was emotionally unstable and RPD advised for her to leave the property. While in the parking lot, Henderson again called 911 for a non emergency. At this time, an officer with the RPD tried to talk with her in the parking lot. Henderson pulled away from the officer and fell to her knees and refused to stand. Henderson was then placed in handcuffs while she was resisting officers by not placing her hands behind her back, despite multiple loud verbal commands to do so.  

Henderson was escorted to a patrol unit and transported to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. During the trip, Henderson was verbally abusive, calling the officer a racist and screaming.  

When at the detention center, the officer driving Henderson heard a loud knocking noise on the rear glass of the patrol car. Henderson had slipped out of her handcuffs completely. The officer ordered Henderson out of the vehicle, where she was put in handcuffs again and escorted into the detention center.  

Henderson’s bail was set at $21,000.  

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