Man flees officer during traffic stop 

A Ruston Police officer was patrolling Farmerville Street when a vehicle with only one working brake light was observed.  

A traffic stop was initiated, but instead of adhering, the vehicle turned onto McDonald Avenue, stopped, and a male, later identified as Donnell Williams Jr., of Ruston, was spotted running from the vehicle. 

Officers were alerted about Williams, and another officer found Williams on Poe Street and placed him in restraints.  

The officer asked why Williams ran, and he stated he did not have a driver’s license. Dispatch also advised officers that Williams had an active warrant and that Williams was on probation for multiple felonies. 

Williams was charged with resisting an officer by flight. 

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