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Lamr County Crime Stoppers offers reward for citizens' help on recent home invasion

Crime Stoppers Logo. 300 dpiThe Lamar County Crime Stoppers’ “Crime of the Week” is a home invasion about three weeks ago in the 1300 block of Bonham street, Crime Stoppers coordinator Curtis Garrett said.

On Jan. 8, Garrett said, Paris police officers responded to a call at the residence about two men forcing their way into the home.

The caller said when he answered a knock at the door, the two men pushed open the door, which knocked him down. He said one of the individuals took his wallet, and both fled the scene.

  • Suspect No. 1 is described as a black male about 6-foot-1 or 6-foot-2, a140 to 150 pounds with a short haircut, salt-and-pepper goatee, and “very bloodshot eyes.” He was wearing a black vinyl-ty[e (not leather) coat, very light-colored “ragged” blue jeans with holes on both thighs, and lime-green tennis shoes. He had a silver ring on his right middle finger. The victim said he was 90 percent certain the rink was a skull head.
  • Suspect No. 2 was a black male about 5-foot-7 or 5-foot-8, abougt 210 to 220 pounds, very light-skinned, clean-shaven and “seemed nervous.” He had dark-colored jeans and a black or dark navy blue pullover sweater — “not a hoodie.”

“If the information that you give leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the person or persons responsible, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 and you will remain anonymous,” Garrett said.

Persons with information about this, or any other felony crime can contact Crime Stoppers four different ways, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and remain anonymous:

  1. By  phone at 903.785.TIPS (903.784.8477)
  2. By going online to www.785-tips.com and submitting a tip there
  3. Sending a text message to “crimes” (274637)  and adding “tip120″ in front of the message
  4. Submit a tip by smart phone by downloading and using the Crime Stoppers’ new mobile app called TipSubmit. Visit the Crime Stoppers website for details.
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