Taser used to safely apprehend suspect

A Ruston Police officer had to resort to discharging a Taser electronic control device to take a local woman who was threatening a man with a knife into custody.

About 9:30 Sunday morning, officers were dispatched to a White Street address regarding a woman attempting to enter the residence while armed with a knife. As officers arrived, Kenzlei Crowe, 18, of Ruston, was observed going into the residence.

As an officer was nearing the house, Crowe was heard to say, “Let me go; I will kill him.” When the officer entered the residence, a woman was observed restraining Kenzlei who was struggling to approach a man with a large knife in her right hand.

The officer deployed a Taser to immobilize Crowe, recover the knife, and take her into custody. 

The man Crowe was attempting to assault stated he had been dating her. 

As Crowe was being transported to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center, she allegedly 

stated several times that she would kill the man when released from jail.


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