Riot breaks out at east Ruston home

A disturbance at a Duque Drive residence in Ruston Tuesday night led to the arrest of several men, including one for inciting a riot

Ruston Police responded to an ongoing disturbance involving a firearm about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday. One of the victims told officers he and Antavion Bass, 19, of Ruston had a verbal argument. The victim said Bass had been coming to his home to get a ride to work with his girlfriend and he wanted Bass to stop doing so.

The victim said Bass left and brought three other men back to his home, including Christopher Lowery and Deason Brewster, both 18 of Ruston. A fight began between Brewster and the victim. During the altercation, a 9mm pistol was stolen from the victim by Brewster and pointed at him and two others. 

At the same time, Lowery allegedly pointed an AR-15 type rifle at the three victims, threatening them with physical harm.

Officers determined Brewster, Lowery, and an unnamed third man were enticed to go to the residence by Bass.

Bass and Brewster were located at an East Line Avenue residence and arrested.

Lowery was found at a Circle Drive home where a search warrant was executed, leading to the recovery of an AR-15 rifle in Lowery’s room. Lowery told officers he was a member of the “Hot Boys,” a local gang.

The three men were transported to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. Bass was booked for inciting a riot. Lowery and Brewster face charges of aggravated assault by firearm and simple battery.

Bail for Bass was set at $5,000. Bail for Lowery and Brewster was set at $27,500 each.

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