Paris police spoke to a victim on the telephone at 2:26 p.m. on June 29, in reference to a theft of a vehicle that had occurred in the 2900 block of NW 19th St. The victim reported that they had rented a 2020 Chevrolet Camaro to take on vacation. The victim had let a friend from their past stay with them for a couple of days and on this date, found that the friend had taken the vehicle along with $400 cash and some personal property. The vehicle, and suspect now identified as 37-year old Brandie Perry from Alvin, Texas and 41-year old Christopher Barnhill, were later located in Brazoria County, Texas. Both Perry and Barnhill were arrested. The investigation is ongoing.
Later that same day at 2:32 p.m., Paris police responded to a man with a gun call in the 1800 block of Bonham St. It was reported that the victims were waiting in line to get gasoline and a vehicle parked at the pump was taking an unusually long time to finish getting gasoline ahead of them. The victim honked at the suspect and asked if she could get fuel. The driver, a white male in his late 20’s, that appeared as if he was intoxicated, exited the vehicle. The suspect told the victim that he would leave when he felt it was time. The suspect then reached into the vehicle and pulled out a pistol. The suspect then waved the pistol around and stated that he was not leaving until he wanted to. No direct threats were made and the pistol was never pointed at the victims. The suspect then drove away. The incident is currently under investigation.
Paris police responded to the 3800 block of Lamar Ave at 2:51 p.m. also on June 29, in reference to a forgery claim. It was reported that a white male in a black vehicle had attempted to pay for an order of food with a fake $10 bill. The suspect left the scene before officers were called. Paris police are continuing the investigation.
Paris Police responded to 85 calls for service and arrested seven people on June 29, 2020.