Ruston man booked for improper phone calls

Police arrested a Ruston man last week after he allegedly made numerous improper phone calls to the Ruston Police Department.

Brent Upshaw, 38, was arrested about 11 p.m. last Thursday night after police responded to his residence about vehicles illegally parked in the roadway. When officers talked with Upshaw, he appeared to be extremely intoxicated, and no vehicles were found in the roadway.

After officers left the scene. police dispatch received five phone calls from Upshaw in the span of five minutes, stating police were “——- crooked” and that they “needed to do their ——- jobs.”

Police returned to Upshaw’s house and placed him under arrest for improper telecommunications. He was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.

Bail was set at $1,000.

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