Midnight arrest leads to Paris man’s arrest on firearms charge

Bryan Deon Finch

Bryan Deon Finch

Bryan Deon Finch, 28, of Paris was arrested about midnight Tuesday in the 900 block of Northeast 31st Street when Paris police officers made contact with him and discovered him in possession of a firearm and on parole.

Police department spokesman Curtis Garrett said police officers were investigatuing an unrelated matter when they came across Finch.

“Finch fled from officers and was apprehended after a short foot chase,” Garrett said.

Finch was charged with evading arrest and possession of a firearm by a felon. Finch was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail. Bond was set at $10,000 on the firearms charge and at $1,500 on the evading arrest charge.

Jail records list his address as the George Wright Homes.

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.