On 11/22/2021 approximately 5:28pm Paris Police Officers attempted to stop a vehicle on a traffic violation at 12th NE & Lamar. After officers activated the emergency lights and siren on the police vehicle, the driver refused to stop and a pursuit ensued.
During the pursuit a passenger exited the vehicle and ran from the scene with officer giving chase on foot. The vehicle then continued to elude police and a short time later the driver of the vehicle abandoned the vehicle and ran away. Police officers later located the driver, identified as Jalen Sanders, and placed him under arrests for Evading Arrest w/Vehicle and outstanding warrants for Motion to Adjudicate, Terroristic Threat, and Criminal Mischief. The passenger that fled was not located.
The Paris Police Department received a report of a stabbing on 11/23/2021 at 12:16am in the 1600 block Martin Luther King Drive. Responding officers found that a disturbance had occurred at the residence and as a result a male received a stab wound. Paris Police officers arrested Kenneth Smith on scene for Aggravated Assault. The injured male was transported by Paris EMS to Paris Regional Medical Center for treatment of injury.
Paris Police responded to 142 calls for service and arrested 5 persons in the last twenty-four hour period.