Vehicle damage prompts arrest

A woman was arrested Sunday after Ruston Police responded to a disturbance at University Crossing Apartments on West California Avenue.

The caller reported Maya Hudson, 21, of Ruston, was knocking loudly on his door stating she wanted to fight him. As officers were responding, the caller said Hudson was on top of his Lexus sedan attempting to damage it.

The victim told officers Hudson had been angry with him and came to his apartment to fight him. The driver’s side mirror of his car had been broken off and a large dent inflicted on the roof. Hudson apparently ran away upon seeing police vehicles and the victim did not know her apartment number.

After officers left, the victim called again stating Hudson was yelling outside his apartment. She was found hiding behind a building. Hudson admitted going to the victim’s apartment but said they attacked her. She claimed self-defense but stated she became upset that they would “not come outside so I could defend myself.” She admitted damaging the Lexus, according to an officer’s affidavit.

Hudson was arrested and booked at the detention center for criminal damage to property over $1000 and disturbing the peace. Bail was set at $2,500.

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