Police officers suffer minor injuries while arresting man during scuffle

Two police officers were treated for injuries they suffered over the Christmas weekend while taking into custody a man who reportedly was destroying property at his girlfriend’s residence.

Deandre Roy Fisher, 18, of 2562 Kessler Drive was arrested Sunday at a residence in the 200 block of Northeast Second Street

Officers answering a call from the girlfriend arrived to hear glass breaking inside the residence. They reported that they entered and found the boyfriend inside and still actively destroying property.

When they attempted to arrest the 6-foot, 210-pound Fisher, he resisted and injured both officers, they said. One had minor facial cuts, and the other had to receive stitches for a cut on his arm.

Fisher was charged with criminal mischief, resisting arrest, and possession of a controlled substance.

Bond was set at $5,000 on the criminal mischief charge, $2,500 on the resisting arrest charge, and $10,000 on the charge of possession of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone

Fisher was also in jail from Oct. 11 until Oct. 18 while being held on $50,000 bond on charges of aggravated robbery and tampering with a witness. He was back in jail from Nov. 19 until Dec. 3 after the bond was increased to a total of $100,000 on the two charges.

police chief Bob Hundley

police chief Bob Hundley

Paris police chief Bob Hundley said his officers answered 96 calls for service on Christmas Eve and  80 on Christmas Day.

While answering those calls, five persons were arrested on warrants, one for DWI, one for theft and one for 4 counts of burglary of vehicle.

Only one person was arrested on Christmas Day. That was for outstanding municipal court warrants.

A 14-year-old was arrested for participating in four burglary of motor vehicle cases that occurred in November.

In the weekend leading up to Christmas, 18 persons were arrested. Officers answered 267 calls for service over the three-day weekend.

No traffic accidents have been reported in the city since the snow began falling on Wednesday, Hundley said.



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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.