Gunshots in Ruston prompt arrest

Ruston Police arrested a Monroe man Monday morning after he fled the scene where gunshots had been fired.

RPD officers responded to a complaint of gunshots in the 200 block of West Carolina Avenue about 8:30 a.m. Before officers reached the scene, a caller said the suspect was fleeing in a blue Ford Mustang.

An officer spotted the Mustang and attempted to stop it at the intersection of Florida Avenue and Bonner Street. The vehicle did not stop but continued north on Bonner and then turned onto Maryland Ave. and then north on Vienna Street.

The vehicle made a loop through the I-20 service roads where an officer was able to catch up to it as it was turning south on Trenton St. It returned to the West Carolina Avenue area where an officer was able to block it in. The driver was commanded to get out of the car, and he did so but refused to comply with directions and attempted to walk away. After commands to stop, an officer deployed a Taser to take him into custody.

Louis Cross, 35, was arrested for flight from an officer. A search of Cross and the vehicle failed to locate a firearm.

Bail was set at $1,000.

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