Paris police respond to 281 calls over weekend, arrest 22

Paris police suburbanA Lamar County resident has been arrested in connection with a stolen vehicle on Jan. 20, Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley said.

Jeramy Wayne Gibson, 19, of Sumner has been charged with theft over $1,500 in the incident has also been charged with two other people abuse of a debit or credit card in connection with the burglary of a vehicle on Jan. 13 in the 1900 block of East Cherry Street in Paris, Hundley said.

Facing the same charges of abuse of a debit or credit card in connection with the burglarized vehicle are Judy Alicia Crawford, 41, of Paris and John Taylor, 19, of Paris.

They were among 22 arrests by Paris police over the weekend while responding to 281 calls for service, Hundley said.

Tajuana Denise Patterson, 44, of Paris was taken into custody after fleeing from a police officer who tried to stop her for a traffic offense, Hundley said.

“An officer clocked a vehicle speeding at 44 in a 30 mph zone and turned around to stop the vehicle,” the police chief said. “The vehicle fled, refusing to pull over. The pursuit lasted a short time with the vehicle pulling into a parking lot at 5th and Tudor.”

Patterson has been charged with a state jail felony of evading arrest.

A 12-year-old individual was taken into custody on a “Directive to Apprehend” regarding a felony theft of a vehicle. The juvenile was transported to a juvenile detention center, Hundley said.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra

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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.