Two arrested on vehicle stop

Two people were arrested Tuesday after police stopped a vehicle to investigate a reported domestic disturbance.

Ruston Police stopped a car on East Georgia Ave. about 9:00 a.m. Tuesday morning after receiving a report that a domestic incident was occurring inside the vehicle.

The driver, Eric Lee Durr, 43, of Boyce, was questioned about the incident. Another officer approached the passenger, Nakebra Armstrong, 32, of Bernice, and saw a bottle on the front seat containing suspected marijuana. A large container of marijuana was found in Armstrong’s purse. When officers attempted to arrest her, she walked away, ignoring numerous commands to stop. When she was taken by the arm, she pulled away and struggled with officers until she was physically restrained and handcuffed.

Durr told officers he had a hypodermic needle in his pocket. When he retrieved the needle, he also took two small baggies of suspected methamphetamine out of his pocket.

Durr was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Armstrong was arrested for possession of marijuana and resisting an officer.

Armstrong’s bail was set at $1,000 and Durr’s at $10,000.

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