Man resists deputies investigating fight

A Ruston man was arrested Sunday as Lincoln Parish deputies were investigating a fight in which ten people were doused with pepper spray.

In investigating the fight on Dunn Road near Grambling, deputies learned approximately 10 people had been hit with pepper spray, with one person being transported to the hospital due to having asthma. 

Witnesses told deputies one of the suspects resided nearby. Two men were found in the doorway and were asked if the suspect was home. The suspect then walked to the doorway where deputies asked his name three times and he refused to identify himself.

An attempt was made to place the man in custody, and he tensed up, pulled his arms away from deputies, and attempted to walk backward. The man was taken into custody and further investigation identified him as Antonio J. Mayfield, 20.

Mayfield was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for resisting an officer by failure to identify himself and resisting by use of force or violence. Bail was set at $1,000.

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