Man booked on numerous assault charges

A Ruston man was arrested Thursday on assault and weapons charges after he allegedly threatened to kill the occupants of a residence on Marie Avenue.

At about 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning, the Ruston Police Department received a call where the dispatcher could hear screaming and a man threatening to kill people. When officers arrived, they found the mother of the suspect standing at the front door stating Correando Cortez Davis, 20, of Ruston had run away with the firearm. He was located by officers behind another Marie Avenue residence and taken into custody.

A Taurus 9mm pistol was located nearby in an above ground swimming pool. The pistol appeared to have been manipulated but did not fire because of a “double feed” malfunction. 

The mother stated Davis came home and was not acting right, and she attempted to calm him down but could not. She stated Davis produced a handgun and began threatening to kill everyone in the house—a  total of nine people including three juveniles under the age of four. The mother said Davis began chasing his younger brother with the pistol and had allegedly pointed the pistol at everyone in the house.

Davis is under a protective order and on probation. A criminal history check showed Davis is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Davis was arrested and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for nine counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm by a person under a protective order.

Later in the day, Davis was additionally booked with a probation and parole violation.

This information has been provided by a law enforcement agency as public information. Persons named or shown in photographs or video as suspects in a criminal investigation, or arrested and charged with a crime, have not been convicted of any criminal offense and are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 


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