26-year-old man turns himself in for reported Jan. 5 sexual assault

A 26-year-old Paris man has surrendered in connection with a reported sexual assault at a residence in the 3700 block of Pine Mill Road on Jan. 5.

PoliceJorge Antonio Rangel of 2338 W. Sherman St. turned himself in at the Paris Police Department about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, said department public information officer Curtis Garrett.

Rangel was booked and transferred to the Lamar County Jail on a charge of burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit a sexual offense. Bond was set at $20,000.

About 10:30 p.m. Thursday, police made an arrest in the 400 block of Northwest 11 ½ St., where a woman said her boyfriend, Wade Walter Bretz, 51, of 364 County Road 34721, had hit her in the head with a frying pan during a quarrel.

Bretz was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Police made three other arrests on Thursday, Garrett said – two for assault and one for emergency detention.

Throughout the day, police made 93 calls for service.


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Charles Richards Charles Richards moved to Paris in 2004 after retiring from a 40-year career in journalism – the last 26 years as a news writer and sports writer with The Associated Press in Dallas and Washington, D.C. In mid-2004, The Paris News coaxed him out of retirement, and he began covering the police, court and regional beat for The Paris News. Then in early 2005, he was switched to coverage of a sharply divided Paris City Council. He was appointed by the City Council in 2006 to the 12-member City Charter Review Commission, which extensively rewrote the outmoded document. His writing awards include two first-place awards in statewide competition for feature writing. The most recent was his 2005 story on a Paris doctor’s startling use of leeches in a successful attempt to re-attach a man’s severed ear. Over his career, Richards’ interview subjects include Alabama Gov. George Wallace, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, David Koresh, Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and numerous other political and sports figures. He is an alumnus of Texas Tech, where he was editor of the school newspaper. He lives in Paris with his wife, Barbara, who is retired after 30 years as a teacher and high school counselor.