A Ruston man was arrested Friday night when police responding to a domestic disturbance learned he was wanted.
Ruston Police responded to the disturbance on East Hilly Avenue about 7:30 p.m. Friday night. Officers learned a male with a knife and female with a claw hammer had been fighting. The fight had ended before officers’ arrival. Dequarious J. Jones, 31, was identified as one of the parties in the fight.
Jones refused to answer questions about the incident, stating he was not involved. The female said she and Jones had fought and she had threatened him with a hammer.
A records check revealed Jones was wanted by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Officer on a warrant for failing to appear in Third District Court on third offense (felony) possession of marijuana.
Jones was arrested and attempted to pull away from the arrest officer while being escorted to the patrol car. He apologized later for doing so.
Jones was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. Bail was set at $5,000.
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