Eviction order leads to arrest

A Ruston man was arrested last Thursday after he resisted efforts by the Ruston City Marshal’s Office to evict him from a residence pursuant to a judge’s order.

A Ruston deputy marshal, accompanied by Ruston Police officers, went to 500 South Barnett Springs Street with the judge’s order to evict Zecharian E. Moore, 28, from an apartment. Moore refused to get out of bed and leave the premises. When officers attempted to remove him, Moore allegedly became combative with officers who had to wrestle with him to apply handcuffs. 

During the tussle, Moore he said was God and that he was going to get stronger and that he could kill the officers, but he would only hurt them this time.

Moore was transported to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center and booked for resisting an officer, violating a judge’s order, threatening a public officer, and remaining after being forbidden.

Bail was set at $15,500.


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