Ameenah Williams, of 159 Nutmeg Drive, was arrested for aggravated criminal damage to property, reckless operation of a vehicle, resisting an officer and two counts of battery of an officer early this morning.
At approximately 1 a.m., Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to 404 Chandler Road in reference to a disturbance. During the response, a complainant called and stated the suspect, Williams, had left the scene, according to the arrest affidavit. A deputy continued to the scene as other deputies searched the area for William’s vehicle.
Due to ethics considerations, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury has abandoned its long-standing practice of collecting business donations to help fund the annual Christmas party for parish employees and their spouses, as well as jurors.
Each December, a large gathering is held, including entertainment and food. Parish Administrator Courtney Hall notes that the parish is not permitted to use public funds to help pay for the party. Hence, it is funded by two means. First, police jurors, who are paid $875 per month, volunteer to have some monies deducted from their monthly checks to go toward the cause. The second means has traditionally been by individual police jurors soliciting financial contributions from businesses.
Lincoln Parish Police Jury hopeful Annette Straughter (seated) was the first candidate to qualify this morning in the opening day of the qualifying period for the Oct. 24 primary election. Straughter is seeking the District 12 seat. Deputy Clerk of Court Andy Griffin (seated) files out the first round of qualifying papers as Clerk Linda Cook looks on. Qualifying continues until 4:30 p.m. Thursday.