Woman caught breaking into house

A Ruston woman was arrested Wednesday after she attempted to force her way into a house.

Lincoln Parish deputies were dispatched to a residence on Tarbutton Road about 6 p.m. Wednesday. On arrival, they found the bottom corner of the door pried open with Laura Gonzales, 26, caught halfway in the opening. Her torso was inside the home while her legs and feet were outside on the ground.

The homeowner stated Gonzales pried the door open and attempted to enter the house. The victim said Gonzales bit him on the hand. He also sustained scratches on his upper torso and face as Gonzales attempted to enter.

Gonzales appeared to have bruises on both knees and left ankle. She seemed to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and spoke little English. She refused medical treatment from the Ruston Ambulance Service.

Gonzales was arrested and booked at the detention center for simple battery, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, disturbing the peace, and simple criminal damage to property. Additional charges of misdemeanor probation violation were added later.

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