Ruston man faces stalking charge

Grambling Police arrested a 30-year-old Ruston man on numerous charges after investigating a disturbance Monday morning.

Desedrick L. Kelly was charged with stalking the victim and violating a protective order.

Police responded to a Edith Rose Lane apartment Saturday when the victim called to report Kelly was at the premises, but he had left before officers arrived. Kelly allegedly sent the victim a text message Saturday, saying “Ain’t nobody safe not her, not her family or his own son ain’t even safe everybody gone to fall.” Kell reportedly made death threats in the past.

Kelly reportedly called the victim about 12 times early Monday morning and then went to her residence and beat on her door. She told police she ran into her bedroom and called 911.

Responding officers found Kelly walking away from the apartment door and could see the outline of a pistol in the pocket of his hoodie. He was taken into custody and a 9mm pistol was recovered.

Kelly had apparently damaged the apartment door hinges while attempting entry into the victim’s apartment.

A records check showed an active protective order against Kelly and six outstanding warrants—one from Grambling for trespassing and five for failure to appear in Ruston City Court on various traffic violations.

Kelly was booked for stalking, violation of a protective order, illegal carrying of a weapon, disturbing the peace, criminal damage to property, and the six warrants. Bail on the warrants totaled $19,500 but bail on the charges from the Monday incident were not available at press time.

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