Paris Police responded to a shooting in the 1300 block of W. Cherry Friday afternoon at 1:57. Officers observed a 31-year-old white male lying in the street with a severe wound to his face. Witnesses stated that this person had been in a physical altercation with a known black male, and the black male retrieved a rifle from his vehicle and shot the victim in the face. The suspect fled the scene before the officers arrived. Paramedics transported the victim to Paris Regional Medical Center’s ER by ambulance, and they later pronounced him deceased. The suspect is still at large, and the investigation continues.
Bradley Neil Upchurch
Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 2900 block of NE Loop 286 at 4:16 Friday afternoon for a traffic violation. The driver, Bradley Neil Upchurch, 44, of Deport, had an outstanding parole violation warrant. Upchurch is currently on parole for possession of a controlled substance conviction. Officers arrested Upchurch, and he is in the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to fraud in the 2400 block of N. Main St at 4:39 Friday afternoon. The manager reported that on Thursday, Feb. 2, an unknown white male entered the store and purchased three cordless tools, a bag of pretzels, and a cap. The male used what was later determined to be a fraudulent check to pay for the items. On this date, another white male entered the store, returned the tools, and the store gave him cash back. The incident is under investigation.
Paris Police met with a victim of fraud Friday night at 7:58, who reported that they had accidentally left their wallet in a co-worker’s vehicle the day before and, when they checked the balance on a debit card on this date, found that someone had taken about $90. The investigation continues.
Tom Franklin Morris
There was a disturbance in the 1700 block of W. Walker Saturday morning at 8:15. Officers spoke with a female who reported that her boyfriend, Tom Franklin Morris, 53, had choked her during an argument. Morris was arrested and charged with the assault of a family member by impeding breathing and placed in the Lamar County Jail.
Julio Cesar Rodriguez
Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 500-block of Bonham Monday morning at 12:02 for a defective tail light. The driver, Julio Cesar Rodriguez, 39, of Princeton, had an outstanding felony probation violation warrant out of Collin County. The warrant stemmed from a deadly conduct of discharging a firearm conviction. Rodriguez was arrested and later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.
Paris Police responded to 187 calls for service and arrested 17 people ending Sunday (Feb 5).