Investigative stop leads to drug, warrant arrest

A Ruston man wanted on several arrest warrants was found with drugs when he was stopped during the early morning hours last Saturday.

A Ruston Police officer on patrol spotted Jabarri J. Thurman, 24, about 3:30 a.m. wearing dark clothing and wearing a back pack, a description matching videos of car burglary suspects in break-ins around the city in recent weeks.

A records check showed Thurman was wanted on three warrants from Ruston City Court was failure to appear on simple battery and two counts of driving under suspension and a warrant from Third District Court for failure to appear on a charge of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.

A search revealed a marijuana cigarette and a capped syringe needle in Thurman’s hoodie pocket. A bag of methamphetamine and two additional needles were found in the backpack.

Thurman was arrested at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of methamphetamine and the four warrants. He is also being held for the Louisiana Department of Corrections-Probation & Parole.

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