Man arrested on child pornography, weapon charges

Ruston Police arrested a man for pornography involving juveniles following an investigation into an earlier complaint of misconduct.

Louis Stanley Cross, 35, of Ruston, was arrested Thursday by Ruston Police outside a residence on Virginia Avenue. RPD had received a complaint on June 24 of sexual assault on a juvenile.

During the investigation, RPD officers obtained a number of text messages and videos sent to a phone number. Investigators were able to trace the phone number to Cross.

At the time of his arrest last Thursday, Cross falsely identified himself as Dana Cross.  He discarded a concealed firearm after contact with officers.  

Police determined Cross was a convicted felon and that the firearm had been stolen in Ruston. 

Cross was arrested on the warrant for five counts of pornography involving juveniles. He was also booked on charges stemming from his arrest—resisting an officer by false information, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.

Bail was set at $280,000.

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