Domestic incident prompts arrest

Ruston Police arrested a man Saturday morning after he allegedly battered his relatives.

About 8:30 a.m. Saturday officers were dispatched to an East California Avenue residence where they found a victim with an injury to the head she said was caused by the suspect striking her with his hand. Officers found a puncture wound behind her left ear.

The suspect, Martin Phillips, 19, was found with a pair of scissors. Another victim stated she attempted to help her relative when Phillips grabbed her from behind and attempted to body slam her to the ground. 

Paramedics treated the victim’s injury and officers arrested Phillips. He was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for domestic abuse battery and domestic abuse aggravated battery.

Bail was set at $2,500.

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