A Paris Police officer heard gunshots in the area of the 1200 block SE 6th St at 10:15 P.M. on October 16, 2020. The officer observed a vehicle leaving that area and made a traffic stop. The driver was arrested for possession of marijuana. The passenger, 39-year-old Brandon Eugene Cary, of Paris, was found to be in possession of a small-caliber handgun. Cary was also found to be a convicted felon and was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. He was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
At 11:34 P.M. on October 18, 2020, Paris Police responded to a burglary in progress in the 2100 block of Church St. The owner of the business reported that he had caught Jacob Ross Hunter, 32, of Paris, inside the business. Hunter was arrested and officers located property that belonged to the business inside his clothing. Hunter was charged with burglary of a building and later placed in the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to 177 calls for service and arrested 7 people over the weekend ending at midnight on October 18, 2020.