Paris Police responded to a call of a man with a gun around NE 2nd St and E Cherry St. at 12:42 P.M. on January 19, 2021. The caller advised that a black male wearing all black had a gun and had been threatening people. Officers located 36-year-old Laron Dekeith Tyson, of Houston, Texas. Tyson was found to have an outstanding misdemeanor warrant charging him with the terroristic threat of a family member. During the investigation, Tyson was found to be in possession of a pistol and crack cocaine. Tyson was charged with unlawful carrying a weapon and manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance of more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams. Tyson was booked and then transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
At 4:51 P.M. on January 19, 2021, Paris Police were dispatched to the 3100 block of Clarksville St in reference to a person passed out inside a vehicle with the vehicle still running. Dispatch advised that this vehicle was possibly the vehicle that was a suspect in a hit and run accident in the 1900 block of Lamar Ave. that had occurred a few minutes prior. Officers located Labroderick Kevon Norman, 30, of Paris, inside the vehicle. Officer found that Norman was extremely intoxicated and officers observed damage to the vehicle that was consistent with the damage of the vehicle involved in the accident. Norman was removed from the vehicle and attempted to flee from the officers. Norman was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest. It was found that Norman has had at least two prior convictions for driving while intoxicated and this charge was enhanced to a felony. Norman was later transferred to the Lamar County jail.
Rodrius Ramon Morgan, 41, of Paris, was arrested in the 500 block of E Houston St at 6:44 P.M. on January 19, 2021 on a parole violation warrant. He was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to a hit and run accident in the 300 block of SE 9th St at 7:11 P.M. on January 19, 2021. A postal carrier reported that while crossing Woodlawn Ave walking northbound on SE 9th St, he observed a black Lincoln Townecar traveling at a high rate of speed. The Lincoln then abruptly turned right onto Woodlawn and struck him. The postal carrier advised that he was thrown onto the hood of the vehicle and possibly shattered the windshield. The vehicle fled the scene. The postal carrier was transported to PRMC for treatment for minor injuries. The incident is under investigation.
Paris Police responded to a burglary of a residence in the 400 block of NE 33rd St at 12:41 A.M. on January 20, 2021. The victim reported that someone had broken a kitchen window to gain access. Once inside, the unknown suspect was encountered by an 8-year-old child. The suspect then fled from the house. The incident is under investigation.
Paris Police responded to 66 calls for service and arrested 7 persons on January 19, 2021.