A joint effort from the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office and the Paris Police Department resulted in two arrests connected with a string of local vehicle burglaries.
“A Lamar County Sheriff’s detective received information on Friday, June 5, that a vehicle matching the description of a suspected vehicle used in previous motor vehicle burglaries within the Paris area was sitting in the parking lot area of the Trail de Paris on Old Clarksville Road,” said Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass.
The department’s detective contacted detectives at Paris PD who were able to locate a male subject while he was actively burglarizing a vehicle in that same parking lot. After a brief struggle with the subject, he was taken into custody by Lamar County Sheriff’s Detectives and Paris PD Detectives.
The suspect, identified as Anthony Jabari Akens, was charged with assault on a public servant, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, theft of a firearm, burglary of a vehicle, resisting arrest, search or transport, fraudulent possession of identifying information more than ten pieces less than fifty pieces, fail to identify fugitive from justice and violation of parole (California).
Akens remains in the Lamar County Jail on bonds totaling $32,000.
Using evidence obtained from Akens arrest, the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office and Paris Police Department were able to secure a search warrant for a residence in West Paris.
“Once inside the residence, officers located items from recent vehicle burglaries as well as a stolen firearm and marijuana,” added Cass.
Officers quickly placed the resident under arrest who was identified as 37-year-old Tiffany Sherrell Cary of Paris; for possession of marijuana <2oz, fraudulent use/possession of Identifying Information more than five pieces less than ten pieces, theft of a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. Cary was released from the Lamar County Jail after posting bonds totaling $12,000.
“These arrests are the results of several weeks of tireless investigation by several detectives. These arrests have solved several local area vehicle burglaries and at least one metroplex area vehicle burglary,” said Cass.
Further adding that the professional working relationships between the two local agencies resulted in not only the arrest of the two suspects but the recovery of several firearms, jewelry, stolen identifications, and other personal belongings.
Cass advised that the investigation is ongoing.