Trooper arrests wanted man

A Farmerville man wanted by Bastrop authorities was arrested by a Louisiana State Police trooper in Ruston Tuesday morning.

On patrol near Louisiana Tech, the trooper spotted a 2010 Ford Fusion with a switched license plate. He also saw the driver was not wearing a seat belt.

The Fusion was stopped and the driver, Gary Wayne Wilson, 30, could not produce a driver’s license or other identification. A records check showed Wilson was wanted by the Bastrop Police Department for second degree cruelty to a juvenile and second degree aggravated battery.

Wilson was arrested and his car impounded for no insurance. He was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center where he is being held for Bastrop authorities. Wilson also received citations for no seat belt, no driver’s license, and switched license plate.

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