Officers stopped a bicyclist in the 3100 block of Lamar Ave at 10:46 P.M. on May 6, 2021 for not having proper lighting on the bicycle. During the stop, 28 year old Austin Cole Rogers, of Paris, was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Rogers was arrested and later placed in the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to an assault in the 300 block of Stone Ave at 9:10 A.M. on May 7, 2021. The victim reported that she and her boyfriend were arguing and he hit her in the head with a pistol. 17 year old JaVantae Marquestha Black, of Paris, was located in the vicinity and placed under arrest. The firearm was found to have been reported stolen earlier this year in Paris. Black was charged with aggravated assault of a family member, theft of a firearm, and terroristic threats of a family member. He was later placed in the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 400 block of S Main St at 9:54 A.M. on May 7, 2021 for an expired registration. While attempting to stop the vehicle, the officer observed the occupant throw an item out of the window. The driver, 62 year old Randy Lee Ray, and passenger 41 year old Shane William Michel, both of Paris, were arrested and charged with tampering with physical evidence when the item was retrieved and found to be a baggie that contained marijuana. Michel was also found to be in possession of more than 1 gram of methamphetamine. Both were later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Officers responded to an assault in the 300 block of Clement Rd at 3:36 P.M. on May 8, 2021. Witnesses and victims reported that 17 year old Jayden Travis Herrick assaulted several people, including a small child, while assaulting his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend. When the officer attempted to detain Herrick, he ran from the officer. He was apprehended after a short foot chase. Herrick was charged with injury to a child along with two other assaults and evading arrest. He was later placed in the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to 233 calls for service and arrested 16 persons over the weekend ending at midnight on May 9, 2021.