Police make 12 arrests Tuesday while responding to 80 calls in Paris

paris police carParis police officers made 12 arrests on Tuesday while responding to 80 calls for service, said officer Curtis Garrett, spokesman for the police department.

They included:

  • Vernon Junior Cole, 54, of 1801 E. Polk St., who was arrested at his residence following an investigation. He was charged with sexual assault of a child and aggravated sexual assault of a child. Bond was set at $50,000 on each count.
  • Bryan Cody McComb, 33, of 1658 Sperry Ave., who was arrested in the 1900 block of Bonham Street after he was observed next to the Liberty National Bank branch. Officers said he had tried to break a bank window with a piece of lumber. He reportedly told officers that he was trying to “break into the bank to get  some weekend spending money.” He was charged with criminal mischief. Bond was set at $1,000.
  • Two men and two women between the ages of 21 and 23 were arrested following an investigation into a reported break-in at a residence in the 1900 block of West Kaufman St. The resident said he was home asleep when the four came into his house and assaulted him. He said they took his cell phone away from him when he attempted to call the police. Charged with burglary of a residence and interference with an emergency phone call were Dustin Kile Harvey, 23, of 387 NW 3rd St.; and Billy Kenneth, Burks, 22; Brittany Rose McIntire, 21; and Ashley Nicole McIntire, 22, all of 550 NE 16th St. Bon was set at $10,000 on the burglary charge and $2,500 for interfering with an emergency phone call.


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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.