Shoplifter flees officer

Ruston Police arrested an alleged shoplifter after a brief foot chase on the North Service Road Wednesday.

At about 11 a.m., the Walmart Supercenter reported a shoplifter had left the store walking west. Officer K. Davidson spotted a man matching the description walking between the Toyota dealership and Don Chuy’s restaurant. Davidson activated the patrol car’s emergency lights and pulled in front of the man, but the suspect began running.

Officer Davidson pursued the suspect, advising him numerous times to stop. The man, identified as Maurice Dubose, 58, of Grambling, eventually stopped and was arrested. Two smoking pipes typically used to ingest controlled substances were found in Dubose’s pants pocket. He was taken to Walmart where an employee identified him as the shoplifter.

Dubose was taken to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center and booked for theft less than $750, resisting an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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