Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Department /

A Ruston man has been arrested and charged with seven counts of attempted second degree murder after purposely driving his vehicle into a crowd of people.

Early Saturday evening, Jason Rockett, 47,  got into an altercation with several people at a residence in the North Village Mobile Park area in Ruston. Witnesses of the altercation say that Rockett backed out of the driveway and then drove forward, crashing into multiple people and hitting a residence. The suspect then fled the scene before deputies arrived. /

A Richwood Correctional Center Officer was arrested Saturday during a routine shake-down at the jail for having contraband on his person in the institution.

According to the police report, 41-year-old Tyre D. Manning was discovered with two packs of cigarette tobacco, a cell phone and two sandwich bags of synthetic marijuana. The synthetic marijuana was concealed in a potato chip bag. Manning was then arrested and transported to the Ouachita Correctional Center for booking and confinement.

There is no further information at this time.

Bounty Hunters Arrested in West Monroe

Sep 13, 2017

Three bounty hunters were arrested after allegedly entering a West Monroe woman's home without permission. 

Bounty hunters Tyler Guimbellot, Michael Franks, and Richard Walker Jr. were jailed last week after allegedly barging into a woman's home with pistols drawn. 

Guimbellot, Franks, and Walker Jr. said they were looking for the man who had owned the home before her. The victim, who is remaining nameless, had just moved into the house two months earlier.