Man arrested for stealing rocks

A Ruston man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly took gravel from a pile belonging to the Lincoln Parish Police Jury to fill holes at his residence.

A Lincoln Parish deputy responded to Chesboro Street Tuesday morning regarding a theft of gravel. A Police Jury employee reported he saw two men filling a large container of gravel and filling holes at their residence. The employee said one of the men had fled the scene fled the scene while the other remained.

Marco Jenkins, 43, admitted filling the containers with gravel to fill holes in a yard. He emptied a bucket of gravel out in the deputy’s presence, stating he would put it back. He was placed under arrest for theft. A records check showed an outstanding warrant for Jenkins for battery of a dating partner.

Jenkins was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for misdemeanor theft and the domestic violence warrant. He is also being held for the Louisiana Department of Corrections—Probation & Parole.

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