At around 11:47 p.m. on Feb. 17, Paris Police observed a suspect walking in the 400 block of NE 25th St who was involved in a man with a gun call in the 2400 block of Ridgeview St. Jerry Wayne Watts, 22, of Roxton, was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and a handgun. Watts was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful carrying a weapon. Watts was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to an assault/burglary of a residence in the 2200 block of Lamar Ave at 11:14 p.m. on Feb. 17. A 22-year old female reported that she had been attacked by her 31-year old ex-boyfriend. The suspect had left the scene before officers arrived. The victim had minor injuries due to the assault. A second call to the same location at 12:39 a.m. resulted in the 31-year old being cut in his abdomen by the female. The male was taken to PRMC by a private vehicle for treatment. The incident is under investigation.
Paris Police responded to 76 calls for service and arrested two people on February 17, 2020.