Rapper, NFL player arrested in Shreveport

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 9:07am

Police were busy in downtown Shreveport Friday night where they arrested a well-known rapper and an NFL player for two separate incidents.

Officers first responded to the Hilton Hotel just before 11 p.m. for a call of heavy marijuana odor coming from a room where they found William Roberts II, better known as the rapper, Rick Ross.  After further investigation, officers seized approximately one gram of suspected marijuana from the room, said Sgt. Bill Goodin of the Shreveport Police Department.  Roberts was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on one count of possession of marijuana first offense.

A few minutes after midnight, officers got a report of a large orange truck playing loud music in the 400 block of Commerce Street, according to a police report.  Officers contacted Jason Peters, the driver of the vehicle, and he initially refused to turn the music down.  He also refused to give officers his identification, said Sgt. Goodin.

Peters, a Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle, was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on one count of violating the loud music ordinance and one count of resisting an officer.

The two men were seen attending a birthday party at Kokopelli's nightclub before they each got arrested for the separate incidents.  Officers heavily patrol that area of downtown Shreveport as cars tend to fill parking lots and people crowd the streets at night during the weekends.

"It's all about quality of life issues, as well as, enforcing the ordinances that our legislators have seen fit to enact," explained Sgt. Goodin.  "Loud music complaints are common in the downtown area, and officers act on those complaints as best they can."


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