Tech officers arrest male on charges of criminal trespass, resisting an officer

Louisiana Tech police officers responded to the university’s Student Center late Tuesday evening in regards to a Shreveport man who they had previous issues with disturbing the peace and trespassing.

When the officers arrived at the Student Center, they observed D’Kyrus Burks, 23, walking out of the building. Burks is not believed to be a Tech student.

The officers made contact with Burks near the red table area outside the Student Center, and Burks attempted to flee on foot. Officers grabbed Burke, who did not comply and kept grabbing officers while they were trying to get control of his hands.

Burks was ordered multiple times to comply or he would be Tazed. He continued to resist commands and wrestle with officers and was Tazed. He continued to resist and was Tazed again. The officers then were able to gain control of his arms and place him in handcuffs.

Burks was evaluated by Ruston Emergency Services as a result of being Tazed and was also transported to Northern Louisiana Medical Center, where he was evaluated due to erratic behavior.

NLMC released Burks back into the officers’ custody, and he was transported to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center and booked with criminal trespass and resisting an officer.

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