Paris Police arrested 59 year old Mark Anthony Francis, of Paris, in the 1500 block of NE 20th St at 8:44 A.M. on December 30, 2021 on a felony Red River County probation warrant on an arson conviction. Francis was later placed in the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to a burglary of a residence in the 300 block of NW 29th St at 9:09 A.M. on December 31, 2021. The victim reported that someone had entered through the back door of the residence and had stolen 2 pairs of boots. The victim reported that someone had also broken into the shed in the back yard and had stolen a television. The incident is under investigation.
At 11:07 P.M. on December 31, 2021, Paris Police responded to a burglary of a residence in the 300 block of Shady Oaks Lane. The victim reported that someone had forced the front door open and had stolen 2 pairs of shoes, a small safe and two dogs. The incident is under investigation.
Officers were on foot patrol in the 900 block of E Hickory St just after midnight on January 1, 2022. The officers observed a vehicle that was running with a glass jar of marijuana in the front seat. The driver, 23 year old Jalen Dejuna Wallace, was found to have two outstanding traffic warrants. While searching the vehicle, officers located a large amount of methamphetamine and a set of scales. Wallace was arrested and charged with manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance of over 4 grams and possession of marijuana. Wallace was later placed in the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police met with the victim of a theft in the 3200 block of NE Loop 286 at 7:05 A.M. on January 1, 2022. The victim reported that he and his family were travelling through Paris and had stopped at hotel to sleep for the night. When they awoke this morning, they found that their 2006 Ford pick-up and the trailer that was attached to it were missing. The trailer was later recovered in Delta County. The investigation continues.
Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 1000 block of Bonham St at 9:08 P.M. on January 2, 2022 for speeding. The passenger, 17 year old Finess Shamar McCuin, of Paris, was found to have an outstanding felony warrant charging him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. This warrant stemmed from a July 5, 2021 investigation where a 17 year old male was shot during a drive-by shooting in the 700 block of E Tudor St. McCuin was also found to be in possession of marijuana and a firearm. He was additionally charged with possession of marijuana and unlawful carrying a weapon. He was later placed in the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to 304 calls for service and arrested 13 persons over the holiday weekwnd ending at midnight on January 3, 2022.