Ruston Police had to use a Taser to restrain a man during an arrest Tuesday night.
Officers were called to a Beacon Light Road residence where the homeowner advised D-Nihan E. McGee, 20, not to return to the property.
Later in the evening, police responded again after McGee returned to the residence. While officers were interviewing McGee, he attempted to walk away. He was told he needed to remain as officers investigated the situation. He continued to walk away, and an officer attempted to take him by the arm. McGee yanked his arm from the officer’s grasp and refused instructions to place his hands behind his back and stop trying to leave.
McGee crossed his arms in front of him and said he was not moving. Officers attempted to place McGee’s arms behind his back to be handcuffed, but he turned as if to run away. A Taser was deployed, and McGee dropped to the ground where he was handcuffed.
McGee was offered medical attention and later taken to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. He was booked for entering or remaining after being forbidden (trespassing) and resisting an officer.
Bail was set at $1,000.
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