Paris police responded to a shots fired call at 2:24 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, in the 700 block of SW 1st St. Officers were advised that a male was seen running behind a residence and was currently walking on W Washington St. Officers made contact with 32-year old Ervin Dejuan Gray, of Paris. Gray was found to have an outstanding traffic warrant. He was arrested and while being booked into the city jail, he was found to be in possession of marijuana. Gray was additionally charged with possessing a prohibited substance in a correctional facility, he was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Paris police made a traffic stop in the 2700 block of Lamar Ave at 10:59 p.m. Saturday, while the officer was conducting the stop, the driver sped away. Officers chased the vehicle to the 2100 block of E Cherry St where the driver crashed into two parked vehicles and fled the scene on foot. Officers were unable to locate the driver. The incident is still under investigation.
Paris officers responded to an aggravated assault call that had occurred in the 800 block of Provine Alley at 9:32 a.m. on Sunday, May 10. Officers met with a victim who advised that he had been stabbed in the arm with a small screwdriver by a known person who demanded money. The victim did not seek any medical treatment. The incident is currently under investigation.
Early Monday morning at 12:08 a.m., officers responded to the 10 block of NW 31st St in reference to a robbery. A female victim reported that she was asleep on her couch with her infant child when she was awakened by an unknown male pulling the covers off of her and telling her to wake up. The male demanded money and the victim realized that there were at least two other unknown male’s in the house. The victim told officers that the suspect who woke her up brandished a pistol and then struck her in the head with it. The pistol then discharged and the bullet struck a wall. The victim was later able to run out of the residence and to safety. The suspects fled the scene before the officers arrived. The investigation is ongoing.
Later that morning Paris police responded to a disturbance in the 800 block of SW 41st St at 3:07 a.m. While approaching the area, the victim reported that the suspect was in a black Camaro. Officers located the Camaro and attempted to stop it for the investigation. The Camaro then sped away and traveled at over 100 mph. Officers were not able to catch the vehicle. The known suspect driving the vehicle did not assault anyone at the scene. The incident is under investigation.
Paris police arrested 35-year old Brandy Lee Ludlow-Cardona and 35-year old William Casey Jones, of Powderly, at their residence on warrants charging them with fraud by possession of more than 10 identifying items but less than 50 items that belonged to an elderly person. Both were later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to 270 calls for service and arrested 11 people over the weekend ending at midnight on May 10, 2020.