A Bossier City man was arrested twice within a matter of hours Saturday after causing disturbances in separate locations.
At about 9 a.m., Ruston Police responded to the Maple Mart regarding an unwanted guest. Officers found a man sitting in front of the store that an employee said had been there since the previous night and was disturbing other customers.
Michael White, 52, was arrested for disturbing the peace by appearing intoxicated in public. He was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center but was released on his own recognizance on the misdemeanor charge.
Saturday night, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the I-20 eastbound rest area regarding a man walking on the interstate. White was found by deputies who were told he was traveling from Shreveport to Vicksburg. He was offered a ride but refused. White was told to stay out of the roadway and not to cause a disturbance at the rest area.
At about 9:00 p.m., deputies stationed at the rest area for security patrols saw that White had not left and was throwing trash around the rest area and yelling incoherent statements. White was again arrested. While being transported to the detention center, White made statements that if deputies “did not take him to his momma’s house in Shreveport, everyone but him would be dead.”
White was booked for disturbing the peace and public intimidation. Bail was set at $1,000.
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