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A 29-year-old Paris man is in the Lamar County Jail for the second time in less than a week after fleeing from a police officer who tried to pull him over for a traffic violation.
Police department spokesman Curtis Garrett said Johnathan James Dunken, who is 6-1, 170 pounds and lives at 933 W. Sherman St., was observed about 9:30 Saturday night, running a red light at the intersection of Main Street and Pine Bluff Street.
Dunken is one of two individuals who were arrested three days earlier in connection with burglary of a van, burglary of a building and both the building and the vehicle being torched. Dunken was booked into jail at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday and was released about two and a half hours later after making a total of $30,000 bond.
Saturday, when the officer tried to stop Dunken’s vehicle, Garrett said, Dunken failed to pull over and instead raced east on Pine Bluff.
The officer pursued the vehicle to the 300 block of Northeast 20th Street, where the vehicle skidded out of control and collided with two Oncor Energy junction boxes and a chain link fence, near La Familia Restaurant.
Dunken was arrested and charged with evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, and it was later discovered that he had a previous conviction for evading arrest with a vehicle, so the new charge was enhanced to a third-degree felony. Dunken was booked into county jail at 2:13 a.m. Sunday, and bond was set at $10,000.
Jordan Vaughn Edwards, 20, Driving w/ License Invalid, Violate Promise to Appear (Uniform Act), Consumption of Alcohol (Minor), Minor in Possession of Alcoholic Beverage
Dearius Grigsby Hawthorn, 20, Criminal Mischief >=$50 <$500
Danny Rochon, 19, Forgery Financial Instrument
Dante Romain Jimerson, 32, Forgery Financial Instrument, Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity
Jordan Donald Toler, 20, Attempt to Commit Theft of Property >$100K
William Michael Hornbuckle, 34, Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance PG 1 <1g Drug Free Zone
Brian Randall Brown, 42, Speeding (Exceeding Prima Facie Limit)
Brian Randall Brown, 42, Speeding
Heather Necole Meeks, 28, Assault Causing Bodily Injury
Shereka Lashon Scales, 34, Open Container
Samuel Vernon Taylor, 38, Open Container, Failure to Appear (Non-Traffic)
Rickey Joe Tyson, 48, Public Intoxication
Katy Marie Westbrook, 23, Failure to Display DL, Motor Vehicle Inspection, Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility, Driving w/ License Invalid, Theft Under $50
The Lamar County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a break-in and burglary of several items, after which the residence was set on fire, causing extensive damage to the interior.
Taken in the burglary were several firearms, Blue Ray players, a Cub Cadet riding law mower, a welder, men’s and women’s jewelry, and miscellaneous other items.
Anyone with information about this or any other felony can contact Crime Stoppers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and remain anonymous. Contact can be made in four ways:
Michelle Jane Martinez, 40, Driving While Intoxicated – BAC >= 0.15
Tara Leann Hutchings, 37, Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance PG 1 <1g Drug Free Zone, Possession of Marijuana >4oz <=5lbs Drug Free Zone
Pamela Diane Roberts, 38, Theft of Property >=$50 <$500, Theft of Property >=$20 <$500 by Check
Johnathan James Dunken, 29, Arson – 2 Counts, Burglary of Building, Theft of Property >=$1500 <$20K
Eric Justin Dobbs, 35, Driving w/ License Invalid, Violate Promise to Appear (Uniform Act)
Dion Daniel Wymore, 28, Arson – 2 Counts, Burglary of Building, Theft of Property >=$1500 <$20K, Theft of Property >=$50 <$500
Daniel Christopher Bryant, 33, Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance PG 1 <1g Drug Free Zone, Possession of Marijuana >4oz <=5lbs Drug Free Zone
Quindarrius Lyons, 16, Capital Murder by Terror Threat/Other Felony Murder
Chester Wayne Christopher, 54, Driving While Intoxicated – 3rd or More, Criminal Mischief >=$500 <$1500, No Safety Belt, Open Container
Ethan Scott Grimes, 18, Driving While Intoxicated (Minor)