Zakoyia Alexius Jones, 17, of Paris, was arrested at her residence in the 700 block of Bonham St at 10:28 A.M. on August 23, 2022. Jones had an outstanding felony warrant charging her with burglary of a residence. The warrant stemmed from an incident on August 17, 2022 where the report states that someone broke a window of a residence in the 700 block of SE 23rd St and stole several firearms. Jones was booked and later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police met with the victim of a fraud on August 23, 2022 at the Police Department. The victim reported that they had been contacted several months ago by a person claiming to be from Norway and after several conversations, was asked to keep a package for him. After receiving the package, the victim was contacted and advised that they owed a handling fee. The victim was contacted again a few days later and told that they had broken the law and was being fined $145,00. The victim withdrew money from their bank account and wired the money to an address that was given. The incident is under investigation.
Paris Police arrested Mindy Marie Widener at 2:05 P.M. on August 23, 2022 in the 1500 block of Lamar Ave. Widener was known to have an outstanding felony warrant charging her with theft over $2,500 but under $30,000. The warrant stemmed from an investigation where Widener was identified as selling numerous items from a residence that she did not have permission to be at or sell. Widener was booked and later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to 82 calls for service and arrested 5 persons on August 23, 2022.