Officers threatened, resisted at call 

Ruston Police arrested two on Clinton Circle Saturday night while investigating a domestic disturbance. 

When an officer responded to a Clinton Circle residence about 3:15 a.m. regarding a disturbance that occurred on Calvin Street earlier in the day, Jamarcio K. Jenkins, 29, of Ruston was seen beating on the door of a nearby apartment. 

Jenkins was directed to leave but continued to cause a disturbance, according to an affidavit filed by police. When the officer attempted to arrest Jenkins, he resisted and said he “wasn’t doing anything.” Jenkins had to be tased to be taken into custody. 

When other officers were called for assistance, Alexis J. Roberson, 24, of Ruston, attempted to intervene. She was told to stay back but continued to scream and act aggressively toward officers. She pushed an officer who had placed himself between Roberson and the officer arresting Jenkins. 

When police attempted to arrest Roberson, she pulled away and used her weight to resist efforts to restrain her. Officers were threatened on the scene and during booking at the detention center. 

Jenkins was booked for disturbing the peace and resisting an officer. Bail was set at $1,000. 

Roberson was booked for disturbing the peace, resisting an officer, battery of an officer, and public intimidation. Bail was set at $6,000. 

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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