Traffic stops lead to warrant arrests

Last week, two men were arrested following traffic stops for having active warrants within the parish.

In the first instance, a RPD officer responded to a warrant service complaint the morning of June 30 by the Louisiana State Police at the intersection of North Trenton Street and West Carolina Avenue. The LSP trooper said he stopped Michael Wayne Pierce, 61, of Ruston, for not wearing a seatbelt.

Pierce had two active warrants with RPD for driver’s license being suspended and no child restraint.

In the second instance, during the afternoon of June 30, a RPD officer observed a maroon Chevy traveling south very fast on Clay Street. The officer initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle at Mayfield Park.

The driver, identified as Rodney Taylor, 29, of Ruston, had two warrants with Ruston City Court for speeding between 25 and 35 miles over the speed limit and driving under suspension/revocation.

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