Paris Police met with a victim of a burglary of a building in the 100 block of E Price St at 10:11 A.M. on January 16, 2021. The victim reported that someone had entered the building and had stolen several items. Also taken were a forklift and an ATV from the back fenced in lot. The investigation continues.
At 7:23 P.M. on January 16, 2021, Paris Police responded to a burglary of a residence in the 1800 block of Polk St. The victim reported that sometime within the past two hours, someone had broken a window and had entered the residence. The suspect(s) then stole an X-BOX One. The incident is under investigation.
Paris Police responded to a family disturbance in the 300 block of NW 3rd St at 7:32 A.M. on January 17, 2021. While officers were investigating, Deonta Deo’Jon Penny, 30, of Paris, fled the scene on foot. Penny was apprehended after running several blocks. Penny was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine. While running from the officers, Penny was observed throwing a glass pipe that is commonly used to smoke methamphetamine or other illegal substances onto the ground. Penny was arrested and charged with tampering or fabricating physical evidence, possession of a controlled
substance, evading arrest or detention, and three Lamar County warrants. Penny was booked and later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
A Paris Police officer made a security check in the 1200 block of Fitzhugh Ave at about 9:10 P.M. on January 17, 2021. The officer made contact with a 29-year-old male who fled from the officer on foot when the officer questioned him about the smell of marijuana emitting from his vehicle. The officer was not able to locate and apprehend the male but did locate marijuana, cocaine, and a pistol inside the suspect’s vehicle. The incident is under investigation.
At 7:51 A.M. on January 18, 2021, Paris Police met with the victim of a burglary of a business in the 2000 block of N Main St. The victim reported that he had received a call from his alarm company on January 18, 2021, and had called an employee to check the business. On this date, the victim found that a garage door had been propped open. Once inside, the victim noticed a set of tires and 4-floor jacks missing. The incident is under investigation.
Paris Police arrested Glenda Sue Potter, 44, of Paris, in the 300 block of Grand Ave at 10:47 A.M. on January 18, 2021. Potter had an outstanding felony warrant charging her with manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance and a misdemeanor theft warrant. She was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 900 block of Clarksville St at 1:38 P.M. on January 18, 2021, for the driver not wearing a seat belt. During the investigation, the officer smelled marijuana. The driver was arrested for no driver’s license and possession of drug paraphernalia. The front passenger, 17-year-old Jerrica Sims, of Paris, was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia. The back passenger, 37-year-old Ashley Matilda Perez, also of Paris, admitted that she had marijuana in the vehicle. When the officer located the marijuana, methamphetamine and prescription pills were also located. Perez was arrested and charged with 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and a city warrant. Sims was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and failure to identify when she gave a wrong date of birth. All three were booked and placed in jail.
Paris Police responded to a suspicious vehicle in the 600 block of Bonham St at 7:47 P.M. on January 18, 2021. Officers located the vehicle on the parking lot and made contact with the driver, 29-year-old Ricky Dolan Chase Butler, of Paris. Butler was found to have an outstanding parole violation warrant and city traffic warrants. Butler was found to have
methamphetamine and marijuana in his pocket. He was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. He was later placed in the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to 261 calls for service and arrested 16 persons over the holiday weekend ending at midnight on January 18, 2021.