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Article by Josh Allen/Managing Editor – eParis Extra!
Over the past weekend, 4 more calls were received by the Paris Police Department with people complaining of their windows being shot out by a BB or Pellet Gun, according to Public Information Officer of the Paris PD, Curtis Garrett.
The vandalistic attacks are happening in various parts of Paris, and with the calls this weekend, that brings the total of reported cases of property being shot with a BB gun to almost thirty.
There was also a criminal mischief reported at the skate park near Market Square. The park has recently been painted – twice – by the Parks department due to graffiti.
If you have any information regarding either the graffiti painting or the BB gun vandalism, please contact the Paris Police Department or Lamar County Crime Stoppers at 903-785-TIPS.
On Friday night, at about 2:25am, 33 year old Dustin Morgan of Clarksville, Texas entered the Mckee’s restaurant and approached the check out counter. He then reached over the counter and grabbed the cash register, exited the building and fled on foot, according to Curtis Garret, Paris PD Public Information Officer.
Employees and patrons of the restaurant pursued the suspect into a nearby neighborhood where they caught up to him. Morgan assaulted one of the employees before getting into a red Chevrolet Blazer and leaving the scene.
Officers located the the Blazer and Morgan sometime later in the 1800 block of FM 195 where he was arrested for felony theft.
On July 6, 2012 officers responded to 116 calls for service, on July 7, 120 calls for service, and on July 8, 2012 93 calls for service.
The Police Department was dispatched to the 1400 block of Clarksville Street where it was reported that a wallet was taken right from the hand of a person as they were leaving EZ Pawn in the middle of the day, according to Officer Garrett. The victim described the perpetrator as a white male that was last seen fleeing the area westbound on foot. The incident is under investigation.
At about 7pm on Friday, officers responded to the 911 call of a family disturbance in the 600 block of NW 11th Street. Upon arrival, officers determined that Wanda Moore had fired a handgun in the direction of the victim in the course of the disturbance. Moore was arrested and placed in jail.