Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 600-block of Bonham at 9:19 Friday night for a traffic violation. The car was occupied by five people. The back seat passenger was Dwayne Brooks, 19, of Paris, who reportedly had possession of several pharmaceutical pills that he did not have a prescription. He was also found to have possession of marijuana. Brooks was arrested and charged with three counts of manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. He was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Jerry Lynn McDonald
Paris Police responded to a motor vehicle accident in the 2700-block of N. Main Friday night at 9:55. Allegedly, Jerry Lynn McDonald, 56, of Paris, was driving a 2001 Corvette and had collided into the back of a Ford pick-up that had been stopped at a traffic light. One of the occupants of the Ford pick-up was transported to PRMC for non-life threatening injuries for treatment. McDonald was found to be intoxicated and arrested. Also, McDonald had at least two previous convictions for Driving While Intoxicated and this charge was enhanced to a felony. Officers transferred McDonald to the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police took a report of a theft in the 2000-block of Lamar Saturday evening at 8:19. Reportedly, over the past few months, five employees had stolen over fifteen thousand dollars from the register. The investigation continues.
Antonio Dewayne Parker
Antonio Dewayne Parker, 29, of Paris, was stopped for a traffic violation in the 800-block of NE 7th St Sunday evening at 8:11. During the stop, Parker gave officers consent to search his vehicle, and they located a handgun and methamphetamine inside. Parker is a convicted felon, and they charged with manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful carrying a weapon. Parker was later placed in the Lamar County Jail.
Aaron Ramon Ethridge
Sunday evening at 8:19, Aaron Ramon Ethridge, 27, of Paris, was observed in the 3800-block of Lamar Ave in a vehicle. Ethridge was a suspect in a disturbance that had occurred on Saturday (Aug 17). Officers found that Ethridge had an outstanding parole violation warrant. He was arrested and placed in jail.
Paris Police responded to 265 calls for service and arrested 16 people over the past weekend ending at midnight on Sunday (Aug 18).