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RUSTON, La. (KTVE/KARD) — On Sunday, January 15, 2023, Louisiana Tech College Police confirmed they’ve recognized a suspect within the December 31, 2022 campus vandalism incident. Based on police, warrants for Possession of a Firearm on a College Campus and Felony Injury to Property have additionally been obtained for the suspect.

Louisiana Tech College scholar, 30-year-old Jacob D. Roberts, is presently being held in jail in Rogers, Ark. on unrelated fees and authorities are presently engaged on extradition proceedings. Roberts is being charged with damaging the constructing’s home windows with a firearm.

We appreciated the assist we acquired all through this investigation – significantly from the Louisiana State Police; Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; Union Parish Sheriff’s Workplace; Benton County Sheriff’s Workplace; and Arkansas State Police. We additionally thank native enterprise proprietor Scott Powell of Powell Auto Gross sales in Ruston and the college within the School of Engineering and Science, in addition to quite a few campus group members who supplied very important info in the course of the course of. This investigation exhibits how helpful group involvement and dealing collectively is to making sure security on our campus.

College Police Chief Randal Holmes

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