Domestic dispute leads to charges

A Ruston man was arrested for domestic abuse battery and his wife cited for damage to property after they were allegedly involved in an altercation Sunday.

Ruston Police responded to a residence about noon Sunday. The caller stated Christopher D. Burroughs, 47, physically assaulted her after an argument. She said Burroughs took her wallet and phone and refused to return them. She then broke the screen on Burroughs’s television. Burroughs then allegedly choked her with one hand and struck her in the mouth with the other hand.

The victim had a swollen upper lip, but no marks were seen on her neck. 

Burroughs told officers they got into a fight after he took Turner’s phone and wallet. He said Turner scratched him and bit him on the bicep. He said he struck and choked Turner only after she bit him. 

Turner said she bit Burroughs to make him let go of her.

Injuries on both parties were photographed. Turner was cited for simple criminal damage to property. Burroughs was arrested for domestic abuse battery and a warrant for failing to appear in Ruston City Court on a theft charge.

Bail for Burroughs was set at $2,100.

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