Stops lead to warrant arrests

Several traffic stops by local enforcement over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend resulted in arrests for outstanding warrants.

About 9:30 Thanksgiving morning, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department received a report of a reckless driver nearly striking a bridge. Deputy D. Johnston located the vehicle based on the description given by a concerned caller. The deputy found Johnny W. Key, 62, of Dubach, behind of the wheel of the truck at a Dubach service station. Key reportedly failed field sobriety tests and was arrested. At the Lincoln Parish Detention Center, Key refused to undergo a breath test. Throughout the process, Key threatened to assault the deputy.

Key was booked for DWI, open container, and two counts of public intimidation. Bail on those charges was set at $2,500. Key was also wanted on three bench warrants for failing to appear in Third District Court on charges of criminal trespass, disturbing the peace, and battery of a police officer. No bail has been set on the bench warrants and he remains in the detention center.

On Wednesday, Montez Millbrooks, 32, of Ruston was stopped by city officers who found he was wanted on five warrants for various traffic offenses. He was arrested and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bail.

On Friday, Ruston Police Officer D. Hatcher was investigating a theft in the 500 block of South Trenton when he determined one of the individuals present was wanted on warrants. Jahse Allah, 22, of Monroe was arrested on warrants for failure to appear in Ruston City Court on charges of reckless operation of a vehicle and hit and run. Bail was set at $6,000.

Friday morning Louisiana State Trooper Kaleb Reeves stopped a motorist on U.S. 167 in Ruston for failure to wear a seat belt. The drivers refused to give his name and was arrested. On the way to the detention center, the driver identified himself as Jemario R. Brantley, 23, of Ruston. A records check revealed Brantley was wanted on a 2019 Ruston Police warrant for battery of a dating partner. He was also booked for resisting an officer by falsely identifying himself and written a citation for no seatbelt. He remained in custody as of Monday afternoon.