Paris police arrest 2 on theft warrants; mother also taken into custody

When Paris police officers went to the 1000 block of Southeast 8th Street to serve a couple of misdemeanor theft warrants, the woman who answered the door said neither of her children were at home, police department spokesman Curtis Garrett said.

Police-DepartmentThere was a problem with that, Garrett said. Prior to knocking on the front door shortly before midnight on Thursday, officers had observed one of the suspects through a window.

Officers entered the house and located both Randyael Dontrell Tyson, 23, and Kimber Sanders Tyson, 20, and took them into custody on warrants for theft over $50 and under $500. They also arrested their mother, Vickie Kay Tyson, 43, on a charge of hindering apprehension of wanted persons.

All three were taken to the Lamar County Jail, where bond was set at $2,000 for the mother and $1,500 each for the children.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra

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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.