Woman runs from traffic stop


A Ruston woman stopped for a minor traffic violation fled on foot before she was apprehended inside a nearby house.

Ruston Police stopped Katherine L. Woods, 52, for an inoperable taillight about 10:30 Sunday night. During the course of the stop, Woods allegedly fled the scene on foot.

Officers searched nearby and spoke to the residents of a house on East Line Avenue, asking if they had seen Woods. The homeowner told officers Woods had entered her house without permission, yelling that the “laws” were after her.

Woods was apprehended in the home’s bathroom.

In addition to the inoperable taillight, the vehicle was bearing an expired inspection sticker and a switched license plate and was uninsured.

A records check indicated Woods’s driver’s license was under suspension and that she was wanted on three arrest warrants for failing to appear in Ruston City Court for no liability insurance and two counts of driving under suspension.

Woods was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for no insurance, switched license plate, driving under suspension, inoperable taillight, resisting an officer, unauthorized entry into an inhabited dwelling, and the three warrants.

Bail was set at $27,000.