Paris teen charged with criminal mischief, assaulting a police officer

Paris police suburbanA teen-ager expected of being high on some type of narcotics attempted to run from Paris police officers who tried to question him over the weekend at a Paris cafe.

Police department spokesman Curtis Garrett said police officers responded to a call from McKee’s Restaurant shortly after 3 a,m. on Saturday.

Dylan Jaco, 17, of Paris attempted to run from the officers, Garrett said. He then assaulted an officer and damaged a patrol car as he was being transported to the police department, Garrett said.

Jaco admitted that he had used LSD earlier in the evening, Garrett said.

Jaco was charged with resisting arrest, assaulting a public servant, and criminal mischief.

Paris police responded to 263 calls for service over the weekend, resulting in the arrests of 15 individuals, Garrett said.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra


About the Author

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.