Christopher Stephen Martin
Paris Police responded to a welfare concern in the 3000 block of Clarksville St Wednesday evening at 7:54. The caller reported that a man passed out in a vehicle and had been there for over an hour. The officer woke the person up and could smell marijuana and saw a small baggie that contained what appeared to be methamphetamine and a marijuana cigarette in the console area. They arrested Christopher Stephen Martin, 40, of Cumby, charged with possessing a controlled substance. During an inventory of the vehicle, Officers located a handgun and a prescription pill bottle containing Oxycocone adding charges of possessing a firearm by a felon and another possession of a controlled substance. Officers booked Martin and placed him in the Lamar County Jail.
Notice: Since it has been raining almost all night and due to an accumulation of ice on anything above the ground, please be aware of low-hanging utility lines and tree limbs. If you come across any utility lines that are low or lying on the ground, please, for your safety, do not attempt to move them yourself. Instead, contact the Police Department so that we can guard the area. Likewise, if you see low-hanging tree limbs across a street, be aware of those and attempt to avoid them so that you do not damage your vehicle or have an accident.
Paris Police responded to 67 calls for service and arrested two people on Wednesday (Feb 1).