Traffic stop leads to two arrests

Two occupants of a car were arrested Sunday evening after they reportedly gave false names to a patrol officer on a traffic stop.

Ruston Police stopped a car at Farmerville Street and Mississippi Avenue about 11:30 p.m. Sunday night. The driver provided a name and date of birth but provided no identification. The driver could not give any details to match the name given.

A records check of the vehicle’s registration gave the owner’s name as Aujaney Simmons, 22, of Ruston. The officer was able to retrieve a photograph of Simmons and confirm she was the driver who had given a false name. An arrest warrant was found for Simmons for failing to appear in Ruston City Court on a charge of theft under $1,000.

Simmons was arrested on the warrant and for resisting an officer by providing false information. Simmons said she gave a false name because she knew of the warrant.

One of the passengers could not provide identification and during the course of the stop, provided the officer at least five different names and dates of birth. The officer was eventually able to learn the passenger’s name was Laderricka Kimble, 22, of Ruston. Kimble admitted giving false names because she was afraid she had an outstanding warrant.

Bail for Simmons was set at $4,000 and $1,000 for Kimble.

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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