Stabbing leads to arrest

Ruston Police responded to the report of a stabbing on South Trenton Street last Thursday night with the subsequent investigation led to one arrest.

At about 11 p.m., officers interviewed the victim who said he was stabbed at a residence in the 900 block of South Trenton Street by J’Air Ferguson. The victim had a laceration on his upper body and a small cut on his left wrist. The victim said Ferguson stabbed and slashed him before he could flee.

Ferguson, 32, was eventually talked into coming outside to speak with officers. A bleeding laceration was seen on Ferguson’s left eyebrow and an abrasion on his right knee and smaller abrasions on his hands. Ferguson denied stabbing the victim. He admitted, however, he bit the victim on the chest, hands, and wrist. He said the altercation arose after the victim and an unnamed cousin got into an argument over money and a cell phone.

Ruston Ambulance Service transported Ferguson in the company of an officer to Northern Louisiana Medical Center for evaluation. After he was medically cleared, Ferguson was taken to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center and booked for aggravated battery.

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