Fight leads to charges

A Ruston man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly resisted deputies attempting to take him into custody at a disturbance.

Tuesday afternoon Lincoln Parish deputies responded to reported fight in progress at a Nottaway Road residence northeast of Ruston. The caller told deputies Zachary Elkharash, 26, threw a flower pot at his car that dented and scratched the hood.

Deputies asked Elkharash to come out of the house, but he refused. When deputies attempted to escort him out of the house, he became belligerent and pulled away from a deputy. A second deputy took Elkharash’s arm, but he again pulled away and pushed the deputy. 

A struggle ensued and a Taser was used twice to gain Elkharash’s compliance so he could be handcuffed. He was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for simple criminal damage to property, resisting an officer and battery of a police officer.

Bail was set at $50,000.

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