Victim reports car taken by acquaintance 

Two men were arrested by Ruston Police during the investigation of a car taken from the owner without permission.

On Monday, RPD officers responded to a King Avenue residence where the victim said she woke up Monday morning to find her keys and vehicle were missing. She called a possible suspect, Jhirrell Harris, 31, of Ruston who said he had the car.

Harris allegedly said, “Yeah, I’m gonna leave it in Monroe, and you gonna have to come get it from there if you want it.” The victim then reported the incident to police.

About 10:50 p.m. Tuesday night, the victim called RPD again reporting Harris was currently at her home with her vehicle and she wanted to pursue charges for taking her car without her consent. 

Officers responded and arrested Harris for unauthorized use of a movable.

A records check on a man with Harris, Antonio Hollis, 33, of Monroe showed he was wanted for probation/parole violation in East Baton Rouge Parish. 

Bail for Harris was set at $5,000.

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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