Officers respond to domestic abuse call, make arrest

A Ruston man was arrested Wednesday evening on charges of domestic abuse battery. 

A Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s officer responded to North Foxcroft Road in reference to a domestic disturbance. The officer talked with the woman who had called, who stated that she and her fiancé, Joseph Eagland, 26, had argued at a residence on Tally Ho Lane, where they live.  

She said she had tried to leave in her car, but Eagland had taken the keys from her and her phone. She said he then hit her in the back of the head, which caused her to fall in the yard. Once on the ground, she said Eagland continued to kick her. She added that her earrings had been ripped out. 

The officer observed scratches on her back and blood on her forehead, as well as redness on the back of her neck.  

Deputies located Eagland at their residence and arrested him on a charge for domestic abuse battery. He was transported to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.  

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