Man arrested in connection with house burglary south of Paris

photo 1(1)A 42-year-old man was taken into custody Tuesday night in connection with the burglary of a residence in the View Point community south of Paris.

The Lamar County Sheriff’s Department notified the Paris Police Department about 3 p.m. Tuesday with information about the burglary suspect and the vehicle he was believed to be in, police department spokesman Curtis Garrett said.

The information was disseminated to patrol officers, and about 10:45 p.m., a police officer saw the vehicle at a fast food restaurant in Paris and a man sitting inside who matched the description, Garrett said.

Officers later detained the subject and identified him as Loren Dean Jenkins, who is shown in sheriff’s department records as living on County Road 13685.

“Lamar County sheriff’s investigators were notified and Jenkins confessed to the reported burglary,” Garrett said.

Jenkins was booked into the Lamar County Jail.

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.