Crash into store leads to charges

A Calhoun man was arrested Monday night after he allegedly crashed into the Ruston Chevron & Subway on the North Service Road.

Ruston Police responded to a single vehicle crash about 11:30 p.m. to find a damaged Ford pickup in the parking lot and damage to the wall and window of the store. The driver, Jimmy Joe Kinman, 40, said his foot slipped and when his truck bumped the curb, it scared him, causing him to hit the gas pedal and strike the building.

Kinman admitted smoking marijuana earlier. In a search of the vehicle, officers found several pills identified as an over-the-counter medication, a marijuana cigarette, and cigarette rolling papers. A drink can in the truck had a false screw top that was removed to reveal a small vial containing pills of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine.

Kinman was arrested and booked for reckless operation of a vehicle, possession of marijuana, possession of Schedule II controlled substances (amphetamine & dextroamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving with a suspended license.

Bail was set at $7,500.


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