Traffic stop leads to Paris man’s arrest on drugs and firearms charges

Nicholas Jordan Dawson

Nicholas Jordan Dawson

A traffic stop in the 2800 block of Graham Street led to the arrest Wednesday of Nicholas Jordon Dawson, 27, of 2023 Culbertson St. on drugs and firearms charges.

“During the traffic stop, it was found that Dawson was on felony probation and was in possession of two firearms,” said Curtis Garrett, spokesman for the Paris Police Department.

“Upon further investigation, Dawson was found to be in possession of methamphetamine,” Garrett said.

Dawson was booked into the Lamar County Jail about 9 p.m. Wednesday on two countsw of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

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.