Shoplifter located by officer

Ruston Police arrested a suspected shoplifter Tuesday after he left the Family Dollar store at 612 S. Monroe St. with two large containers of laundry detergent without paying.

Given the direction of travel on foot of the suspect and a clothing description, an officer located a man matching the description on West Line Ave. Adrian B. Jackson, 55, of Ruston was taken into custody. It was determined Jackson was wanted for failure to appear in court on a charge of theft less than $1,000.

Jackson was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for theft by shoplifting and the failure to appear warrant. Bail on the warrant charge was set at $5,000.

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