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Paris SWAT team is called in on alleged sexual assault early Sunday

A Paris SWAT team was called in to assist in the execution of a search warrant of a residence to gather evidence in the reported sexual assault about 2 a.m. Sunday of a 24-year-old woman by a 52-year-old man.

Police Department Car_sliderThe woman told officers she had been visiting friends at the time in the 1500 block of NE 17th Street.

“No arrest has been made and all names are being withheld due to the ongoing investigation,” said Curtis Garrett, spokesman for the Paris Police Department.

Paris police officers responded to 328 calls over the 72-hour weekend, resulting in the arrests of 28 individuals, Garrett said.

Police stopped a vehicle in the 400 block of Church Street shortly before 2 a.m. on Sunday and arrested Brian Eugene Simpson, 31, of Reno after determining he had an outstanding arrest warrant. An inventory of his vehicle turned up a black case containing methamphetamine, which led to him being charged with possession of a controlled substance.

About 10 p.m. Sunday, Erica Nicole Walker, 31, was arrested on a charge of making a false report to police. About an hour earlier, officers had responded to a reported narcotics violation in the 200 block of West Sherman Street and found the allegation to be false, Garrett said.

“Officers located Walker in the immediate area, and Walker admitted to making the call because she was upset because her boyfriend would not let her back inside the residence and he had another female in the house,” Garrett said. “Walker was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.”

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra

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