Lincoln Parish, LA

Disturbance results in arrest

A Choudrant woman was arrested Tuesday after she allegedly entered a residence without permission. Lincoln Parish deputies responded to a Highway 821 address regarding a disturbance late Tuesday evening. The homeowner stated his soon-to-be ex-wife Priscilla Watts entered his house without consent earlier that evening. He said Watts, 45, had never lived there with him. He said he and his current girlfriend were in the house when they heard the front door slam open and a woman yell “hello.” He said Watts was drunk and had previously seen him with his girlfriend earlier that evening.
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Odds and ends from around the parish

Speculation about local construction is a popular discussion on social media. Rumors abound and jokes about getting yet another Mexican restaurant occur often. What is not a rumor is confirmation a Panda Express restaurant is under construction in what was the west side of the Don Chuy parking lot next to Whataburger.
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Weekend events

Each Monday and Friday, the Lincoln Parish Journal will post a list of upcoming events happening in the parish. If you would like to add your event to this list, please email us at Friday, May 20. Last day of spring quarter at Louisiana Tech. Saturday, May 21. 9...
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Warrants executed near Tech

A 22-year-old Ruston man is in custody after an investigation by the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team into drug sales. Ismael Amir Muhammad was arrested at his South Homer Street apartment Friday morning on four drug-related warrants from the recent investigation. Additional charges came after Muhammad’s apartment was searched. Officers...

Library Board of Control votes against amending bylaw

At last night’s Lincoln Parish Library Board of Control meeting, the board discussed whether or not they wanted to amend a bylaw that says the officers of the board shall not serve more than three consecutive terms, each of which last one year — and eventually voted it down.

Male arrested for simple burglary

A Choudrant man was arrested Monday afternoon after an investigation by Choudrant Police and the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department. Monday morning the Choudrant Police Department responded to a burglary at the Culbertson Water System office on Highway 820. Employees of the water system reported cash been stolen from a safe and a tablet was taken from an office. The water system provided by the name of a possible suspect.

Search warrant leads to numerous charges

Two men were arrested for numerous drug-related charges Friday by the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team. Diaquir Lavor Rabb, 23, of Ruston, and Drake Darling-Jacobs, 21, of Oakland, Ca., were taken into custody when LPNET executed a search warrant Friday morning at an apartment on Penny Lane just off the Louisiana Tech campus.

Man charged with stolen vehicle, resisting arrest

A Dubach man was arrested last week in reference to an alleged stolen vehicle. A deputy with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an address on McGee Road in reference to a stolen vehicle. The complainant stated Steven Jensen, 47, had been at his house the night before, got drunk and passed out on the ground. The complainant said he tried to wake Jensen but could not.

Reserve police officer arrested

A Ruston reserve police officer was arrested Wednesday after an alleged confrontation with a motorist. Peter Thorson, 50, was booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on charges of false imprisonment and malfeasance in office according to a Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department press release. Bail was set at $20,000.

NCLAC hosts 35th annual Peach Art Exhibit

From June 1-23, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council is hosting its 35th Annual Peach Art Exhibit at the Lincoln Parish Events Center. Laura Hunt Miller is the brains behind the operation and said she is excited to see all of the new artists and amateurs bring in their work.

Alleged stalker rearrested

A Texarkana, Ark., man has been arrested twice in less than a week for alleged stalking conduct. Aidan Shipp, 19, was charged last Wednesday and again Friday in connection with the incident. On Monday, May 9, Louisiana Tech police officers advised Shipp he was not to have any further contact...

Weekly events

Each Monday and Friday, the Lincoln Parish Journal will post a list of upcoming events happening in the parish. If you would like to add your event to this list, please email us at Monday, May 16. 5:30 p.m.: Ruston Planning and Zoning meeting (Ruston City Hall) 7 p.m.:...

Tech celebrates with Spring Fling

Recently at Louisiana Tech, students and residents in the Lincoln Parish community received the chance to embrace their inner child at the Spring Fling, hosted by Louisiana Tech’s Union Board members. This event included a wide range of activities including carnival food, tie dyeing, food trucks, 4 Paws puppies,...

Officers make numerous DWI arrests

Louisiana State Police, Lincoln Parish Sheriffs Office, Ruston Police, and Grambling State University police made five arrests over the weekend related to alcohol impaired driving. On May 6, while performing patrol duties, a LPSO deputy saw a vehicle tailgating another and crossing the lane markings. When the deputy stopped the...

Parish library prepares for ‘Oceans of Possibilities’

Lincoln Parish Library is ready to dive into reading this summer. The State Library of Louisiana has announced the statewide 2022 Louisiana Summer Reading Program entitled “Oceans of Possibilities,” a theme celebrating aquatic life and its importance to the world, and LPL is part of that program and is getting into the spirit with a summer reading kickoff party.

Weekend events

Each Monday and Friday, the Lincoln Parish Journal will post a list of upcoming events happening in the parish. If you would like to add your event to this list, please email us at Friday, May 13. 5-9 p.m.: Ruston Art Crawl. 6-10 p.m.: 50/50 for Ruston auction (Ruston...

Officers arrest individuals for stalking, resisting arrest, improper communication

Officers were busy Wednesday, May 11 with cases of stalking, resisting an officer, and improper communications. On May 9, Louisiana Tech police officers advised Aidan Shipp, 19, of Texarkana, Ark., that he was not to have any further contact with a complainant due to numerous unwanted calls and texts, including to the complainant’s brother to pass to the complainant. Shipp advised he understood he was to have no further contact. However, on the morning of May 11, the complainant called and said that Shipp was beating on her window and telling her to meet him at the Lady of the Mist statue on Tech’s campus. Shipp told authorities he had knocked on the window and spoken to the complainant. He was charged with stalking, and bond was set at $25,000.

LPSO finds drugs, guns on stop

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Spearsville man early Saturday morning after he was stopped for a traffic violation. Deputy S. Carr stopped a vehicle on La. Highway 33 for a traffic violation just after midnight Saturday morning. During the stop, Carr smelled suspected marijuana coming from inside...

Two arrested for entering house

A man and a woman were arrested Saturday after they allegedly broke into the home of the woman’s ex-boyfriend. About 11 a.m. Saturday, Lincoln Parish sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance on East Sibley Road. The resident said his ex-girlfriend, Haleigh Martin, 21, of West Monroe, moved out about six months earlier. He stated Martin contacted him prior to her arrival and after he told her she was not allowed to enter the house, she sent a message that “I can go through the window.” A screenshot of the message was shown to deputies.

LPSO arrests Farmerville man

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Farmerville man early Thursday morning after he was stopped for a traffic violation. Billy Jack Johnson, Jr., 61, was stopped by Deputy D. Fleming for an obscured license plate just after midnight Thursday morning. During the stop, a records check revealed Johnson’s...