Gun incident at restaurant prompts arrest

Ruston Police arrested a man early Saturday morning after he allegedly pointed a handgun at people at the Waffle House on La. Highway 33.

A RPD officer spotted the suspect vehicle after it left the restaurant and stopped it on Interstate 20. A search of the vehicle revealed two small containers of marijuana and two handguns. The driver, Deamonte Winzer, 24, of Arcadia, said one container and one gun were his but that nothing had happened at the Waffle House.

A cell phone photo of Winzer was sent to officers at the scene and witnesses identified him as involved in an altercation with an unknown individual and pointed the gun at that person. Winzer also allegedly pointed the gun back into the building from the parking lot. 

Winzer was arrested about 3:45 a.m. Saturday and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for aggravated assault with a firearm and possession of marijuana.

Bail was set at $51,500.

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