Pursuit ends in drug, gun arrest

A Richwood man was arrested after a slow speed pursuit on Ruston’s southside Thursday morning.

Ruston Police Officer Logan Ryder clocked a vehicle speeding 47 in a 25 mile per zone about 11 a.m. Thursday at Maple Street and Barnett Springs Avenue. Ryder attempted to stop the vehicle, but it continued east on Barnett Springs giving no indication the driver was going to pull over. The driver turned south on Tech Drive then onto California Avenue and south on Gilman Street. The vehicle wound through a residential neighborhood before finally pulling over on Jenkins Avenue. 

The driver, Trumaine Rollins, 36, of Richwood, was arrested and a search revealed a large sum of cash in Rollins’s front pocket. A large amount of marijuana, several Oxycodone tablets, a scale used to measure drugs, and a stolen handgun were found in the vehicle. 

A criminal history check indicated Rollins is a convicted felon and is not allowed to possess firearms.

Rollins was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for speeding, flight from an officer, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of Oxycodone with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of stolen things, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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