Sister arrested at loud party

Two sisters were arrested shortly after midnight Saturday morning after Ruston Police responded to a loud noise complaint at University Crossing Apartments.

Several officers went to the apartment complex at 1201 W. California Ave. in response to the loud noise and music. They found a large group of people inside and outside the apartment in question. When officers asked to speak to the tenant of the apartment, Shaterria Sanders, 19, came outside. She was asked four times to identify herself and refused on each attempt. Sanders put her finger in an officer’s face, refusing to answer questions during the encounter. Sanders pushed an officer who then attempted to arrest her. She pulled away and became combative. Other officers had to assist in placing Sanders in handcuffs.

As officers were handcuffing Sanders, her sister Destiny Sanders, 18, assaulted the officers. She was told to back up and officers had to pull their Tasers until bystanders were able to subdue her. Both sisters were booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for resisting an officer and battery of an officer.

Shaterria’s bail was set at $3,500 and Destiny’s at $2,500.

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