Traffic stops leads to warrant arrest

A Ruston woman was arrested Sunday evening after she reportedly gave a false name to avoid arrest on outstanding warrants.

A Ruston Police officer stopped a vehicle with no license plate on Maple Street about 11 p.m. Sunday night. The driver said she did not have a driver’s license and identified herself as Deija Williams. A records check showed no results for that name.

The driver stated the owner of the car was her sister. The sister came to the scene to confirm the identity of the driver. When the driver was arrested, she stated her real name was Chastity Ford, 33, and provided the correct Social Security number. A records check revealed three warrants from Ruston City Court for failure to appear on charges of no driver’s license, switched license plate, an open container. A name check also confirmed she did not have a driver’s license.

Ford was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for resisting an officer by providing false information, no driver’s license, and the three failure to appear warrants.

Bail was set at $27,000.

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