Man accused of false reports to police

A Ruston man was arrested early Wednesday morning after he made several apparent unfounded reports to the police.

Vincent Stringfellow, 40, told Ruston Police multiple men from Arkansas were trying to kill him and that they had chased him. However, he was unable to give any specifics on the suspects other than they were from Arkansas and there were “a lot of them.” Stringfellow said he was high and was taken to his residence.

Stringfellow called the police department a second time, stating the men were turning off the lights to his residence. On a third call, he requested police transport to him to mother’s residence. During a fourth call, Stringfellow said he was being chased and threatened by the men from Arkansas again and requested Ruston Ambulance Service because he had injured his leg.

Officers responded and found Stringfellow in the rear of the ambulance. EMS personnel said Stringfellow was uninjured. He was again unable to provide any specifics for any person chasing or threatening him.

Stringfellow was arrested for criminal mischief by giving a false report or complaint to a police officer and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.

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