Paris Police responded to a parking lot accident in the 500 block of E Houston St at 3:15 P.M. on March 8, 2022. The driver of a Dodge Journey had backed into a parked vehicle and left the scene. The driver of the Journey then circled the block and returned to the scene. The driver, 27 year old Tyler Poarch, of Clarksville, Texas was found to be intoxicated. Officers observed an infant in the back seat of the vehicle. Poarch was charged with driving while intoxicated with a child younger than 15 in the vehicle. Poarch was booked and later placed in the Lamar County Jail.
36 year old Rodarian Montrell Davis, of Paris, was found walking in the 10 block of SW 17th St at 3:34 P.M. on March 8, 2022. The officer recognized Davis and knew that Davis had an outstanding parole violation warrant. When the officer attempted to place Davis under arrest, Davis fled from the officer. The officer attempted to apprehend Davis and a struggle ensued. Davis was observed throwing an object into a grassy area. The item was found to be a baggie containing 6 grams of methamphetamine. Davis was apprehended and found to be in possession of more methamphetamine, and a baggie that contained blue pills that he did not have a prescription for. Davis was arrested and charged with manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance for the methamphetamine, manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance for the pills, tampering with or fabricating evidence, resisting arrest, along with the parole violation warrant. Davis was later placed in the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 1500 block of Lamar Ave at 10:04 P.M. on March 8, 2022 for a defective tail light. The driver, 24 year old Abigail Alise Blodgett, of Brookston, was found to be in possession of one gram of THC. Blodgett was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. She was later placed in the Lamar County Jail.
At 10:37 P.M. on March 8, 2022, Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 200 block of NW 7th St for a defective tail light violation. The driver, 51 year old Patrick Joseph Moore, of Lamar County, was found to have an outstanding parole violation warrant. Moore was arrested and later placed in the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to 64 calls for service and arrested 7 persons on March 8, 2022.