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On July 5, 2012, after a police investigation into the possible manufacturing of drugs and a lengthy car chase, officers with the Narcotics Division of the Paris Police Department and the Lamar County Sherriff’s Office arrested two men and one woman participating in organized criminal activity, according to Curtis Garrett, Paris Police Department Information Officer.
Arrested were 27-year-old James Carter of Garvin, Oklahoma, 30 year-old Richard Thomas Dodd of Deport, Texas, and Julie Annete Walls of Stroud, Oklahoma.
Officers had been investigating a possible narcotics violation and learned that the suspects were purchasing items commonly used in the manufacturing of methamphetamines at different locations in Paris.
According to Officer Garrett, the suspects were located in the 3800 block of Lamar Avenue on Thursday afternoon where one suspect was taken into custody immediately as the other two fled in a red Pontiac.
The vehicle was spotted on NE Loop 286 a short time later and a chase ensued as the car fled when police emergency lights were activated.
Officers pursued the car on FM 195 until the car ‘wrecked out’ in the Pinhook area. Upon the vehicle coming to a stop, the driver exited and attempted to flee on foot, but was apprehended by officers after a short foot chase. The passenger was also taken into custody.
Over the past 24 hours, 5 people were arrested in the City of Paris on the following charges: 1 for Criminal Trespassing, 3 for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, 1 for Evading Arrest with Vehicle, 3 for Possession/Transportation of Chemical with intent to Manufacture a Controlled Substance, 1 for Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, 1 for Unlawful Carrying of Weapon, and 1 for Probation Violation Warrant.
In reference to an assault that had occurred in the 600 block of NW 4th St., officers responded to a call where a victim had been involved in an argument that turned violent.
Upon the victim’s attempt to leave, the suspect choked the woman and then placed a gun to her head while threatening her. According to Officer Garrett, the suspect fled the scene before officers arrived. The incident is under investigation.
Sometime between July 3 and July 5, 2012, a trailer was stolen from the 2100 block of NE Loop 286. A trailer described as a black 5×10 utility trailer with a steel mesh ramp was taken from the premises through the back fence after a part of fence was removed. If you have any information about this, please contact Lamar County Crime Stoppers at 903-785-TIPS or their website, www.785-tips.com. You will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash prize.
The Paris Police Department responded to 148 calls for service on July 5, 2012.
*Article by Josh Allen/Managing Editor – eParisExtra!*