Gunfire call leads to arrest

A man was taken into custody on several charges after Ruston Police responded to a report of gunshots in the Eastland Avenue area Thursday night.

About 8:30 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to a call reporting multiple gunshots on Eastland Avenue. An officer spotted Deivon James Garr, 22, of Ruston, who matched the clothing description of the suspect. While questioning Garr, a records check indicated he was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear in court on a careless operation of a vehicle charge.

Garr was arrested on the warrant and a search of his backpack revealed a small amount of marijuana, several tramadol tablets and several small plastic bags of a brown crystalline substance Garr admitted was methamphetamine.

Tramadol is a synthetic opioid used to treat pain.

Garr was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for the warrant, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance (tramadol).

Bail was set at $7,000.

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