Paris police arrested Mark James Hlas, Jr., 39, of Paris, on a parole violation warrant near his residence in the 1400 block of Sperry St at 6:04 a.m. on May 13. Hlas was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
At 12:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Paris police stopped a vehicle in the 500 block of Grand Ave for a traffic violation. The officer located two people in the vehicle and smelled the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. During the contact, the officer located marijuana and observed a handgun in the floorboard of the vehicle. The driver, 63-year old Ronnie Joe Beard, of Paris, was arrested. He was found to be a convicted felon and therefore, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. He was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Jake Darren Briggle, 30, of Paris, was arrested at 12:16 a.m. on May 14, in the 3900 block of Lamar Ave on a felony Lamar County warrant charging him with assault of a family member with a previous conviction. He was later placed in the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to 91 calls for service and arrested five people on May 13, 2020.