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MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — Officers of the Monroe Police Department were dispatched to a residence on Auburn Avenue on January 29, 2023, around 10:19 AM, in reference to a suspect trespassing. Police were informed that the suspect allegedly was in the homeowner’s backyard without their permission, stealing a wheelbarrow.

According to officers, they located the suspect and identified him as 62-year-old Rickey A. Evans. As authorities attempted to place Evans in handcuffs, he refused to follow orders which forced police to use a taser.

Evans was then arrested and transported to the Ouachita Correctional Center. He was charged with Theft, Resisting an Officer, and Criminal Trespass.