Trespasser arrested at vacant apartment

Ruston Police arrested a Grambling man last Monday after responding to a complaint of an unwanted person on the premises.

Officers responded to a Homer Street apartment complex where a man and woman were attempting to hide from managers. The managers said the apartment was rented but that the renters had not taken possession of the apartment.

A 17-year-old female said the two were using the apartment until they could find jobs. Kevin D. Martin, 24, of Grambling, said they arrived the previous night and rented the apartment from unknown men. When asked how much rent he had paid, Martin said he did not give them any money but was planning to do so.

Property managers desired to press charges and Martin was arrested for simple criminal damage to property and criminal trespass. He was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.

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