Traffic violation leads to warrant arrest

A Lincoln Parish deputy arrested a Ruston man last Friday after seeing him run a red light.

According to the deputy’s report, he and other drivers on La. Highway 33 stopped at the red light at the I-20 North Service Road. A vehicle in the other southbound lane proceeded through the red light without slowing down.

James A. Jones, 60, was stopped and the deputy recognized him as wanted for failing to appear in Third District Court on a domestic abuse battery charge. 

One the warrant was verified, Jones was arrested and taken to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. He was booked for running the red light and the warrant.

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