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Two arrests on LSU campus over the weekend

4 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Monday, May 30 2016 May 30, 2016 May 30, 2016 1:57 PM May 30, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ
(Left) Jared Bankston, (Right) Myles Labeth

BATON ROUGE- Two incidents led to arrests on LSU’s campus this weekend following an argument between a couple and then a DWI car accident.

On Saturday, an officer that was on patrol was flagged down by an LSU parking employee who stated that there was a man on South Stadium Drive that was holding a woman against a tree a few yards away.

The parking employee told the officer that he saw the man push the woman, curse her and grab her arm.

The officer proceeded to the area and found the man and woman walking away from the tree. The officer questioned the two and the woman stated that the man, 21-year-old Jared Bankston, was her boyfriend. She told the officer that Bankston grabbed her arm and pulled her toward the car because she was lost.

She told the officer that Bankston did not hit her. Bankston said that he did not put hands on her however, another witness stated that she saw Bankston grab and pull the victim, while another two witnesses saw him grab her arm as well.

Bankston was arrested for simple battery (dating violence).

On Sunday, a separate incident on campus led to another arrest.

Around 2:40 a.m. on Sunday, 21-year-old Myles Labeth was driving west bound on Brightside Drive near Ward Street when he struck a pedestrian while crossing the street in his Chevrolet Camero.

The pedestrian suffered serious injuries and was transported to the hospital with a large laceration to the head and was unresponsive.

Labeth failed a field sobriety test and admitted to drinking several beers while at Bayou Country Superfest and a local bar.

Labeth was arrested for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, vehicular negligent injury and motor vehicle incident.

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