Student arrested on several charges

A Grambling State University student was arrested Saturday after police responded to a report of a disturbance in a campus dorm.

An officer found a woman standing in the hallway of Tubman Hall talking on the phone. When asked if she needed medical attention, she began cursing “all law enforcement”  and then began to behave erratically. She refused to identify herself or provide her name.

When a backup officer arrived, the woman had moved into one of the dorm rooms. The occupants were asked if they knew the woman and they all responded no. Due to the woman displaying disruptive behavior, refusing to identify herself, and not a resident of that room or that dorm, she was advised to leave. She refused and failed to comply with the officer’s orders. When they attempted to arrest her, she began kicking an officer and became combative. When officers tried to handcuff her, she continued to fight.

To try to gain compliance, an officer displayed a Taser. However, the woman continued to fight officers until they were able to put her in handcuffs.

After the arrest, the woman identified herself as Angel Barnes, 19, of Bethune Halls. She was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for disturbing the peace, remaining after being forbidden criminal trespass, battery of an officer, and resisting an officer with violence.

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.