Paris Police arrested 27 year old Ryan Marquis McCray in the 1300 block of Hearon St at 10:36 A.M. on april 1, 2021 on a United States Marshall warrant for possession of a weapon. McCray was booked and then transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Donovan Lamont Lewis, 32, of Paris, was a driver of a hit and run accident that occurred at 10:29 A.M. on April 1, 2021 in the 2400 block of Lamar Ave. Lewis was located and arrested in the 3500 block of NE Loop 286 on a parole violation warrant. Lewis was placed in the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to a theft of a vehicle in the 3700 block of NE Loop 286 at 11:32 A.M. on April 1, 2021. The victim reported that he had met a female at the casino in Oklahoma and they came back to the hotel together. After having a few drinks, the victim fell asleep and when he awoke, his vehicle and money were missing. The vehicle was later located in the 1800 block of S Collegiate Dr. The investigation continues.
At 4:01 P.M. on April 1, 2021, Paris Police responded to a disturbance in the 600 block of N Main St. During the investigation, Trivel Andrew Dunwood, 29, of Paris, was arrested for disorderly conduct. While Dunwood was being placed in the patrol car, officers observed a small baggie fall out of Dunwood’s pocket and onto the ground. The contents were tested and tested positive for cocaine. Due to the amount inside the baggie, Dunwood was charged with manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance of more than 1 gram. Dunwood was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding in the 1400 block of NW 7th St at 2:18 A.M. on April 2, 2021. The vehicle sped away from the officer and stopped in the 800 block of Pine Bluff St where two males jumped from the vehicle and ran off. The vehicle then continued fleeing and eventually stopped in the 600 block of Bonham St. The driver, 17 year old DeJanae Unique Pinkney, was arrested and charged with evading arrest or detention with a vehicle. Pinkney was later transferred to the Lamar County jail. A juvenile in the vehicle was released to their parent.
Jillian Michelle Ingram, 43, was arrested at her residence in the 300 block of Bonham St at 9:24 P.M. on April 2, 2021 on a parole violation warrant. Ingram was booked and then transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
At 9:21 P.M. on April 2, 2021, Paris Police responded to a shooting in the 2900 block of NW 19th St. When officers arrived, they found two people that had been shot lying near an ATV. The suspect exited a residence a few minutes later and gave himself up peacefully. Paris Police arrested 38 year old Patrick Earl Oneal, Jr. One victim, 42 year old Antwains Deyone Massey, of Blossom, was later pronounced deceased and the second victim, 49 year old John Jubal Burton, of Paris, was in critical condition. Oneal was charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail. The investigation continues.
Paris Police responded to a burglary of a residence in the 500 block of Pine Bluff St at 9:45 P.M. on April 2, 2021. Upon arrival, Officers met with the victim who reported that when they arrived at the residence, they found the back door open and heard someone upstairs. Before officers could arrive, the suspect fled the scene on foot. The incident is under investigation.
Paris Police met with the victim of an aggravated kidnapping at the Police Department lobby at 11:34 A.M. on April 3, 2021. The victim reported that at about 10:00 P.M. on April 2, 2021, his ex-boyfriend pointed a pistol at him and demanded that the victim give him money and drive him to Dallas. As they were passing through Delta County, the victim told the suspect that he needed to stop and get gas. The victim pulled into the back of the “Cooper Police Station” and fled from the vehicle. The victim reported that he called that department for help and the suspect was not located. The incident is under investigation.
At 6:26 P.M. on April 3, 2021, Paris Police responded to a motor vehicle accident in the 3600 block of N Main St. During the investigation, the officer observed a passenger of the vehicle attempting to conceal an item under the vehicle. The officer located the item and observed that it contained drug paraphernalia. During the search of the vehicle, the officer located over a gram of methamphetamine. William Joseph York, 28, of Blossom, and Jessica Kay Hale, 34, of Bagwell, were arrested and charged with manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance over 1 gram. Hale had given the officer a false name and was found to have an outstanding probation violation warrant and in possession of marijuana. York was additionally charged with misdemeanor charges.
Paris Police responded to a major accident in the 1600 block of NW Loop 286 at 8:18 P.M. on April 3, 2021. A person riding a motorized wheel chair had been struck by a vehicle. A witness reported that the person on the wheelchair was riding in the middle of the lane of the onramp and the witness had to swerve to avoid hitting the wheelchair. The vehicle behind the witness did not see the wheelchair in time to avoid hitting it. The rider of the wheelchair, 62 year old William Morris Pontius, of Paris, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The investigation continues.
Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 500 block of SE 33rd St at 10:38 P.M. on April 3, 2021 for speeding. The driver advised the officer that there was a handgun in the console of the vehicle. For safety reasons, the occupants were removed from the vehicle. The driver told the officer that he could remove the handgun from the console. A small amount of marijuana was located with the pistol. A further search of the vehicle revealed a syringe that contained THC oil. The driver, 21 year old James Rhett Kelley, of Powderly, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and unlawfully carrying a weapon. He was later placed in the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police observed a male walking behind a closed business at 12:53 A.M. on April 4, 2021 in the 2700 block of Clarksville St. Officers made contact with 55 year old Kennie Sean Hearne. Hearne admitted to having marijuana in his pocket. While retrieving the marijuana, Hearne removed an item from his other pocket and placed it in his mouth. The officers attempted to keep Hearne from swallowing the item but were unsuccessful. The item that Hearne swallowed was found to be methamphetamine. Hearne was charged with tampering with physical evidence. He was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to a disturbance in the 300 block of Bonham St at 12:54 A.M. on April 5, 2021. The victim reported that he had gotten into an argument with a known person about a laptop computer earlier in the evening. The victim reported that the suspect returned with two other people had kicked in his door. The suspect was holding a baseball
bat wrapped with barbed wire. When the victim squared up to fight the suspect, the suspect dropped the bat and began running away. The victim reported that he picked the bat up and chased the suspects down the stairs. The suspect then turned around and had a pistol in his hand. The suspect then shot one time at the victim and ran away. The incident is under investigation. No one was hurt during the altercation.
Paris Police responded to 331 calls for service and arrested 20 persons over the holiday weekend ending at midnight on April 4, 2021.