Paris man arrested in continuing probe into Feb. 15 burglary

Police Department Car_sliderParis police officers suspected David Dee Ellis, 60, of involvement in the Feb. 15 burglary of items from a shed in the 2000 block of Bonham Street, but he insisted he was innocent.

A continuing investigation proved different, department spokesman Curtis Garrett said, and a warrant was issued for Ellis’ arrest.

Wednesday, Ellis was located during a traffic stop and taken into custody along with a passenger, Jason William Allen Ellis, 24, who was also found to have several outstanding Lamar County warrants, Garrett said.

Both were transferred to the Lamar County Jail.

The arrests were among 13 Wednesday by Paris police officers responding to 99 calls.

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.