Paris police officers arrest 26 over weekend
Paris police officers responded to 267 calls over the weekend, resulting in 26 arrests, police department spokesman Curtis Garrett said.
- Shortly before noon on Saturday, a vehicle was stopped in the 2400 block of North Main Street for speeding. The driver was released after receiving a warning, but two passengers – Mason Lee Freeman, 28, and Donald Lee Stewart, 31, both of Paris – fled the scene and were taken into custody. Freeman was found to have a probation violation warrant out of Delta County. Bond for both was set at $2,500.
- About 5 p.m. Saturday, Sarah Michelle Watts, 31, of Durant, Okla., was arrested after an off-duty officer said she nearly ran over him as she entered a parking lot in the 3900 block of Bonham Street. She was said to be extremely intoxicated. She was charged with two counts of assault on a public servant, one count of possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility, and one count of evading arrest.
- About 1 a.m. Sunday, Fancy Woods Boss, 38, was taken into custody by officers responding to a domestic violence report in the 2900 block of Mahaffey Lane. Officers were advised she struck her husband with a piece of wood that had nails sticking in it. Officers said her husband had blood on his nose and his short was torn at the collar. She was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and taken to jail.
- Derek Lane Armstrong, 24, of Powderly was arrested Sunday on an outstanding traffic warrant when he was found to be a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for failing to use a turn signal while making a left turn. An officer found marijuana in Armstrong’s jacket pocket, and he admitted having a hand gun in the glove compartment and ammunition and magazines under the seat. He was charged with possession of marijuana and unlawfully carrying a weapon.
- About 5 p.m. Sunday, in response to a call about an intoxicated person in the 500 block of Southeast 13th Street, police located and arrested Scott Allan McDonald, 31, of Paris. Upon searching McDonald, officers found marijuana and methamphetamine on him. He was later charged with criminal mischief for destroying a mattress inside a jail cell.
By Charles Richards, eParisExtra