Law officers continue to serve arrest warrants

An uptick in execution of arrest warrants in recent weeks continued as officers rounded up several more individuals wanted on various charges.

An inquisitive Lincoln Parish deputy looking for violations arrested a Ruston woman on warrants Dec. 15.

About 11 p.m., Sergeant James Ayers stopped at the trash dumpsters on Garr Road near LA Highway 544 to investigate possible parish dumping ordinance violations. He recognized a woman in a truck parked there from a previous encounter where she had given him a false name.

A records check revealed two warrants on the woman from the previous incident. When Sgt. Ayers attempted to arrest and handcuff Betty Faye Madden, 54, of Ruston, he noticed she had something clutched in her fist. The item was confiscated and appeared to be a crack cocaine smoking pipe.

Madden was booked for possession of drug paraphernalia and the two warrants for failure to appear in court for execution of sentence for driving under suspension and resisting an officer by providing false identity.

On Dec. 15, William D. Audirsch, 20, of Ruston, was taken into custody at the Claiborne Parish Detention Center and transferred back to Lincoln Parish by the Sheriff’s Department to be booked on a warrant for second degree battery.

The Ruston Police Department took Phillip Vansickle, 33, of Converse, into custody at the Sabine Parish Detention Center on December 15 and transferred him back to Lincoln Parish to be booked on warrants for damage to property and theft of a motor vehicle. Bail was set at $30,000.

On Dec. 16, a Ruston Police officer spotted a vehicle wanted in connection to an assault case. After the vehicle was stopped, Officer M. Watts determined one of the occupants of the vehicle on four warrants for failure to appear in court.

Keyonte Plasencia, 23, of Ruston was arrested on warrants charging him with battery of a dating partner, simple battery, and two counts of simple criminal of property. He was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center and bail was set at $38,500.

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