Woman arrested twice Saturday

A local woman was arrested twice Saturday after Ruston Police received complaints on her behavior.

An officer on patrol was flagged down at the E-Z Mart on S. Farmerville Street about 10:00 a.m. Saturday. The manager reported Martha Jackson, 34, of Dubach, was in the store’s parking lot. He asked her to leave several times, but she refused. The manager had previously banned Jackson from the property because of disruptive behavior.

Jackson was arrested for criminal trespass and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.

About 3:00 p.m. Ruston officers were dispatched to the Spirit Harde Mart on the Farmerville Highway regarding Jackson “causing a scene.” As officers were responding, a second caller said Jackson appeared to be about to jump off the bridge over Interstate 20. A follow-up call reported Jackson was back in the Spirit Mart taking her clothes off inside the store.

Officers found her in a highly agitated state shouting profanities. She was arrested for disturbing the peace and again booked at the detention center.

The two incidents follow a previous arrest just two weeks ago for simple obstruction of a highway. In July, Jackson was also arrested twice on the same day in separate incidents in the same vicinity.

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