On Friday evening Ruston Police officers responded to a residence on Pleasant Hill Lane regarding a domestic abuse complaint.
The victim told officers her boyfriend of four months, James Jones, 59, of Ruston, had battered her. She reported Jones struck her with a closed fist on the left side of her face multiple times, causing her lip to bleed and swell. She also stated Jones had struck her in the head with a beer bottle.
Officers observed what appeared to be a burst lip and swelling around the victim’s mouth. A broken glass beer bottle was found on the kitchen floor. Jones was advised of his rights and stated they had gotten into a verbal altercation, and he threw the beer bottle on the floor because he was upset. He denied striking Williams on that day and said her facial injuries where are the result of a previous incident.
Jones was transported to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center and booked for a domestic abuse battery.
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