911 hang up call finds man arrested for theft, possession

On June 10, a Ruston Police officer responded to a 911 hang up call at Kendal Street where dispatch heard arguing on the phone before it was hung up. 

When the officer arrived at the scene, the victim stated Drew Davis, 37, of Ruston, entered her residence, took her wallet and cash within, took her phone, and then they fell down the stairs of the front door. The victim stated that Davis fell again, dropping her phone out of his pocket, and she got it off the ground and called 911. She stated that Davis took her phone while she was calling police.

As Davis has left the scene, the officer got his identification and and what he was wearing from the victim and started to circulate the area. The officer found Davis near South Farmerville Street. 

When Davis was handcuffed, he stated the victim allowed him to spend the night there and had just left the residence about two hours before he was apprehended by police. Davis said he did not have a fight with the victim and did not steal her phone or money. When the officer searched his backpack and person, two clear glass pipes commonly associated with the use of illegal drugs was found in his shorts’ pockets and backpack.

Davis was placed under arrest for theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. The officer asked if Davis had any narcotics on him, and he responded no. However, once at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center, officers found suspected methamphetamines  and cash over $100 in his socks.

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