Woman arrested after complaint

A call of a woman obstructing a highway led to her arrest on numerous charges Monday.

Ruston Police responded to South Vienna Street Monday evening to investigate a complaint of a woman obstructing U.S. 167 and opening mailboxes along the roadway that did not belong to her. 

Approached by officers, the woman, Dorrissa Reynolds, 37, refused to give her date of birth. It was learned she was barred from the EZ Mart where she was located and thus was trespassing. 

The person reporting the woman said she had been inside the Rib Shack and was clearly intoxicated and on drugs. She left the Rib Shack and was nearly struck by vehicles as she walked across U.S. 167 and then back across the highway. She was seen looking in mailboxes along the highway and appeared to take something out of one of them, according to the witness.

While traveling to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center, Reynolds began kicking the cage that separates the backseat from the front seat of the patrol car. She allegedly kicked the cage so hard it rocked the officer forward in the seat. She threatened the officer including threats to kill.

Reynolds was booked for simple obstruction of a highway, criminal trespass, resisting an officer, battery of a police officer, criminal mischief, and public intimidation. Bail was set at $25,000.

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