One arrested in Christmas morning disturbance

Ruston Police arrested a 30-year-old man Christmas morning following a domestic disturbance.

Officers responded to an Eastland Avenue residence at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The victim alleged Mark Anthony Clark pushed her twice during an altercation. She said an argument began in the living room but escalated in her bedroom when she attempted to get away from Clark.

The victim said as they were arguing, Clark pushed her because she wouldn’t stop talking. He then pushed her in the chest, causing her to fall on top of their four-month-old baby.

Clark reportedly admitted to officers he pushed the victim twice.

A records check showed Clark was wanted on three warrants for failure to appear in Ruston City Court.

Clark was arrested and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for domestic abuse battery with child endangerment and the warrants for speeding, no insurance, and driving under suspension.

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