Paris woman is charged for second time in three weeks with shoplifting; she gave police a fake name

Dee Ann Henry

Dee Ann Henry

Dee Ann Henry, 52, of Paris was arrested Wednesday in the 3500 block of Lamar Avenue after it was found that she had placed a dress in her purse and had left a store without paying for it.

Police department spokesman Curtis Garrett said the woman identified herself to the investigating officer as Lynn Finley.

It was later determined that her name was Dee Ann Henry, who had had been arrested three weeks ago for shoplifting. The new charge was enhanced to a felony, and she was charged additionally with failure to truthfully identify herself to a law enforcement officer.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra



On February 12, 2014, Paris Police responded to 107 calls for service while arresting 6 persons.

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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.