Domestic calls leads to arrest

Investigation of a domestic incident Wednesday led to an arrest by Ruston Police.

Officers were dispatched to a Goodwin Rd address Wednesday regarding an assault. The victim said her boyfriend, the father of one of her children, battered her the night before. She stated Tydalonzieo T. Abney, 23, struck her with a closed fist in the head about four times, causing her to lose consciousness.

She said that Wednesday morning she was attempting to take her two children and leave Abney. The victim said Abney jumped in the back of the truck as she was driving away. When she stopped for a stop sign Abney jumped from the back of the truck and broke the passenger window with a tool from the bed of the truck.

The victim said during the ensuing struggle, Abney bit her on the upper right arm. She took her two-year-old son and fled to a nearby motorist. Abney got in the truck and sped away with their one-year-old daughter.

Officers saw a large bruise on the victim’s arm and a swollen area under her right eye.

Abney was later located and questioned at the Ruston Police Department. He admitted breaking the window and taking the vehicle without permission but denied ever attacking the victim.

Abney was arrested and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for domestic abuse battery, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and simple criminal damage to property.

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