Domestic incident leads to arrest

Ruston Police arrested a man Monday night after responding to a domestic incident on Kennon Lane.

Shortly after 11:00 p.m. Monday RPD officers responded to the disturbance at an apartment at 400 Kennon Lane. Taylor M. Williams, 25, of Ruston said he and his girlfriend of four years got into an argument over suspected drugs. Williams said he started packing his bag to leave when the girlfriend started slapping herself in the face. William said the argument continued until he went to a separate room to sleep. He said the girlfriend came into the room and continued the argument and started hitting him and tried to cut him with a box cutter. Williams said he tried to leave the residence for a second time, but the woman threatened to blackmail him.

Officers saw a small cut on Williams’ right thumb and several small injuries on the top and side of his head.

The woman said an argument occurred earlier in the day over suspected drugs. She said Williams took the drugs in front of her. During the argument, Williams allegedly slapped her and put his hands around her neck and choked her. She also said Williams bit her on the cheek and on the chin. 

Officers saw bruising on the woman’s cheek and neck and two sets of teeth marks on her face.

Williams was arrested for domestic abuse battery and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. Bail had not been set at press time.

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