In nine hours, detectives make seven drug arrests in three rooms of Paris motel

Police Department Car_sliderWithin nine hours, local law enforcement officers went into three motel rooms in the 2500 block of North Main Street in Paris and arrested seven individuals after drugs were found, Paris Police Department spokesman Curtis Garrett said Tuesday.

  • About 3 p.m. Monday, Paris police detectives executed a search warrant on a room and arrested Joe William Acevedo, 29, of Paris on charges of possession of marijuana and of manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance, and Stewart Wayne Buckner, 22, of Powderly on charges of possession of a controlled substance. Two women were arrested and charged with Class C misdemeanors.
  • In a separate incident, Paris police detectives made contact with Nicky Joe Hignight, 53, of Paris and found him in possession of methamphetamine. While officers were attempting to take him into custody, he began kicking at the officers, Garrett said. He was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and of resisting arrest.
  • About 1 a.m. Tuesday, Paris police and Lamar County Sheriff’s office detectives made contact with Kimberly Dawn Centeno, 43, and Stephanie Ann Williamson, 43, both shown to be living at the same address in Dallas. Williamson was found to be in possession of about two ounces of crystal methamphetamine, and Centeno was found to have an outstanding felony warrant out of Kaufman County, Garrett said.

In the 24-hour period ending Tuesday morning, Paris police officers responded to 96 calls, resulting in 11 arrests, Garrett said.

Charles Richards, eParisExtra

Paris man jailed for felony assault of a female family member

paris police carParis police officers responding Saturday night to a disturbance call in the 700 block of Southeast 13th Street arrested a 41-year-old man after observing him hitting a woman, police department spokesman Curtis Garrett said.

Wayne Lee Dunken was taken to the Lamar County Jail, where he was booked into jail on a charge of assaulting a family member.

Later, it was discovered that Dunken had two previous convictions for family assault, which resulted in the latest charge being enhanced to a felony, Garrett said.

Bond was set at $10,000.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra

Drugs land Paris man in jail for third time in a month

A 27-year-old Paris man is in the Lamar County Jail for the third time in less than a month after Paris detectives raided his residence and found methamphetamine, along with digital scales and other drug paraphernalia.

Police Department Car_sliderBond was set at $10,000 for Nicholas Jordon Dawson on a charge of possession of a controlled substance (PG 1 (less than 1 gram) in a drug-free zone.

Paris Police Department spokesman Curtis Garrett said authorities also initiated proceedings to revoke probation for Dawson on charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle and theft of property.

Also arrested in the raid on Friday was Tabby Lea Shipper, 29, of the same address, when she was found to be in possession of prescription pills not prescribed for her. She posted $2,000 bond on a charge of possession of a dangerous drug and was released from jail Saturday afternoon.

Dawson was confined in the Lamar County Jaqil on March 10 on charges of possession of CS PG 1 < 1G ($7,500 bond); unlawfully carrying a weapon ($2,000 bond); failing to maintain financial responsibility; and possession of drug paraphernalia. He posted bond about three hours later and was released.

Dawson was jailed on March 26 on charges of possession of CS PG 1 < 1G ($3,500 bond); and two charges of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon ($10,000 bond on each charge). He was released on bond about 14 hours later.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra

Police arrest 30-year-old man on three assault charges

Mark Anthony Somers

Mark Anthony Somers

Paris police have arrested a 30-year-old man accused by three different people of assaulting them.

Mark Anthony Somers was taken into custody about 11:15 a.m. Two of the warrants allege Class A misdemeanor assault, and the third alleges felony assault, police department spokesman Curtis Garrett said.

Somers was transferred to Lamar County Jail

Jail records list his address as County Road 45030 near Powderly.

Garrett said Paris police responded to 93 calls on Tuesday, resulting in five arrests.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra


Midnight arrest leads to Paris man’s arrest on firearms charge

Bryan Deon Finch

Bryan Deon Finch

Bryan Deon Finch, 28, of Paris was arrested about midnight Tuesday in the 900 block of Northeast 31st Street when Paris police officers made contact with him and discovered him in possession of a firearm and on parole.

Police department spokesman Curtis Garrett said police officers were investigatuing an unrelated matter when they came across Finch.

“Finch fled from officers and was apprehended after a short foot chase,” Garrett said.

Finch was charged with evading arrest and possession of a firearm by a felon. Finch was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail. Bond was set at $10,000 on the firearms charge and at $1,500 on the evading arrest charge.

Jail records list his address as the George Wright Homes.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra