Stabbing leads to arrest

A disturbance call early Monday morning resulted in the arrest of a Ruston woman for allegedly stabbing a man.

Just after midnight Monday morning, Ruston Police responded to a disturbance on Kenwood Drive. Officers found a man with a stab wound to his left shoulder. The victim and another witness said Terroniko Cooper, 35, of Ruston, stabbed the man and fled on foot. 

The victim said he did not have an argument with Cooper and believed she stabbed him because she suffers from mental illness and was angry. 

Cooper returned to the residence while officers were still on the scene. She initially denied stabbing the victim but later admitted she stabbed him with a small pocket knife. She told officers the victim was showing unwanted sexual attention, and this angered her, leading her to stab him. No other party at the residence reported seeing any sexual attention.

Cooper was booked for aggravated battery at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. The victim required stitches to close the wound.


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