Man runs from deputy

A Ruston man was arrested Monday evening after he ran from a Lincoln Parish deputy who stopped him for no license plate.

About 10:00 p.m. Monday, a deputy saw a vehicle on U.S. Highway 80 with no license plate. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle on Rose Garden Stress west of Ruston but when it came to a stop, the driver exited and ran.

The man was chased through the woods until he eventually gave up. Kendrick Harris, 31, said he ran because he had some marijuana in the vehicle, and he knew the vehicle was not street legal. A search yielded a small bag of suspected marijuana and digital scales in the driver’s door pocket as well as a digital scale with suspected marijuana residue in the trunk.

Following the driver’s steps, another bag of suspected marijuana was found in a backyard. While Harris did not claim the bag, he did tell the deputy it weighed 10-12 grams.

Harris said he bought the vehicle in Arkansas and had not registered it or obtained insurance. A record check showed he had not been issued a driver’s license.

Harris was booked at the parish detention center for possession of marijuana—second offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting an office, a no driver’s license, no insurance, and failure to register a vehicle.

Bail was set at $3.000.

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