Vehicle damage, arrest result from domestic argument

A Ruston man was arrested Tuesday after police responded to a call regarding damage to property.

The alleged victim told Ruston Police officers her boyfriend Latevion Q. Dunn, 27, had a verbal altercation at their Gill Street residence about why the door was locked when he returned home. The victim said she informed Dunn she always locked the door when she is home alone. She said Dunn continued arguing with her for no known reason. Dunn told her to leave his residence and she stated she was not leaving until she received the keys to her vehicle. The victim said at that time Dunn picked up a brick and threw it through the rear window of her vehicle and then slashed two tires with a knife. 

While the heated argument was occurring, Dunn allegedly pushed her to the ground where she suffered minor injuries to her elbow.

Dunn told officers they argued over the car keys. He stated he did not give the victim the keys because he drives the vehicle to work. He said the victim was the one who slashed the two tires, damaging her own vehicle, to have him arrested for the damages.

When asked about the injury to the victim’s elbow, Dunn stated he did not know how that happened. He said he did not cause any physical harm. 

Dunn was arrested for domestic abuse battery and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.

Bail had not been set at press time.

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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