Paris Police responded to a narcotics violation in the 1700 block of Polk St at 12:03 A.M. on November 25, 2022. When officers arrived, they met with 20 year old Stevie Darrell Gardner, III, of Paris, who was observed to be under the influence of an unknown substance. Officers observed a small amount of marijuana in the room. As officers were attempting to have Gardner assessed for the intoxicant, Gardner attempted to leave the scene and was detained. Gardner then resisted and struck two firefighters while resisting being arrested. Gardner was charged with two counts of assault on a public servant, harassment of a public servant, and resisting arrest. Gardner was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to a shots fired call in the 300 block of NE 5th St at 7:09 P.M. on November 25, 2022. Officers met with the occupant of the residence and it was reported that two individuals had been in an altercation inside the residence and when one of the individuals left, they fired several shots into the air. No one was injured and the incident is under investigation.
Paris Police responded to a disturbance in the 2100 block of W Austin St at 10:36 P.M. on November 25, 2022. This was the third time that officers had responded to the same location in the past few hours. Officers located 55 year old Ira Earl Sherfield, walking in the street. The officer observed Sherfield throw an object onto the ground. When the officer retrieved the item, the officer located methamphetamine inside the object. Sherfield was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance of more than 1 gram along with tampering with physical evidence. Sherfield was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
At 11:42 A.M. on November 26, 2022, Paris Police received a call from a victim of a burglary of a vehicle who reported that while their vehicle was parked in the 2500 block of Clark Lane earlier on this date, someone entered their unlocked vehicle and stole a firearm. The investigation continues.
Paris Police responded to a burglary of a residence in the 1000 block of NE 22nd St at 5:43 P.M. on November 26, 2022. The victim reported that while they were away from the residence, someone had entered the residence and had stolen a pistol, cash, and a gaming console. The incident is under investigation.
Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 1800 block of Bonham St at 3:43 P.M. on November 27, 2022 for a license plate violation. During the stop, officers smelled the odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle. The driver admitted to having marijuana in his pockets. During a search of the vehicle, a passenger, 32 year old Bertin Rodriguez Torres, of Paris, ran from the officers. Torres was apprehended after a short foot chase. Torres had originally given officers a false name and was later found to have outstanding warrants out of Lamar County. The warrants charged Torres with theft of property of more than $2,500 and escape while arrested or confined. He was additionally charged with fail to identify as a fugitive. Torres was booked and later placed in the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to 278 calls for service and arrested 9 persons over the extended holiday weekend ending at midnight on November 27, 2022.