Paris woman accused of using 9-year-old child in shoplifting scheme

About 10 a.m. on Sunday, two women were arrested after they were seen concealing merchandise in the 3000 block of Clarksville and leaving the store without paying for it, Paris police department spokesman Curtis Garrett said.

paris police carMary Ella Bailey, 49, and Iesha Y’vette Gordon, 33, both of Paris, were charged with Class B theft over $50 and under $500.

Gordon was also charged with exploitation of a child, by placing items inside a purse and giving it to her 9-year-old to carry, and also placing clothing items on the child, then leaving the store without paying for the items.

It was later found that Bailey had at least two prior convictions for theft so her charge was enhanced to a felony. Bailey was also found to have two outstanding felony warrants for her arrest.

Over the three-day weekend from Friday through Sunday, Paris police responded to 333 calls for service, resulting in 18 arrests, mostly on misdemeanor charges, Garrett said.

A 23-year-old man was treated and released at the emergency room of Paris Regional Medical Center for injuries he said he received in Culbertson Park on Friday at the hands of two men unknown to him.

The man told police he was approached in the park by the two men, and one of them hit him with a fist, knocking him out.

Witnesses said the two men then got back into a vehicle they had arrived in, and the witnesses said they heard two gunshots, Garrett said.

An investigation continues, Garrett said.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra

 

Grand Jury: twenty two indicted in October

Carlos Wayne Bowden – Possession of Controlled Substance <1 g

Tamra Beth Cato – Possession of Controlled Substance >1 g <4 g

Lamar County Courthouse

Lamar County Courthouse

Letha Thompson Cooke – Possession/Intent to Distribute Controlled Substance >4 g <200 g

Keimontee Shaildante Crussell – Assault Family/Household Member w/ Prior Conviction

Jerry Larry Dillard – Theft of a Firearm

Wayne Lee Dunken - Assault Family/Household Member w/ Prior Conviction

Levi Dalton Frazier – Aggravated Assault w/ Deadly Weapon

Jesus David Garza – Possession of Controlled Substance >1 g <4 g Drug Free Zone

William Gregory Green – Possession/Intent to Distribute Controlled Substance >4 g <200 g

Heather Marie Groux – Possession of Controlled Substance <1 g Drug Free Zone

David Scott Holt – Theft of Property <$1500 w/ 2 Prior Convictions

Jade Nicole Kennedy – Possession/Intent to Distribute Controlled Substance >4 g <200 g, Fraudulent Use/Possession of Identifying Info >5 <10 Items

Timothy Blake McNeal – Criminal Mischief >$1500 <$20K

Brandon Craig Ortega – 2 Counts Credit Card Abuse

Rodney Dewayne Owens – Possession/Intent to Distribute Controlled Substance >4 g <200 g

Kaleb Clifford Pitcock – Burglary of Habitation

Alejandro Reyes РPossession of Controlled Substance >1 g <4 g

Jeffrey Michael Rosson – Possession/Intent to Distribute Controlled Substance >4 g <200 g

Mary Catherine Rosson – Possession/Intent to Distribute Controlled Substance >4 g <200 g

Heather Urquhart - Possession/Intent to Distribute Controlled Substance >4 g <200 g

Charles Lee Webster – Possession of Controlled Substance < 1 g Drug Free Zone

Eric Leon Williams – Evading Arrest w/ Vehicle

Lamar County Sheriff’s Dept. arrests, bookings October 10-11

Raheem Jamal Palmore, 18, Possession of Marijuana <=2 oz Drug Free Zone

sheriffJami Christyne Comstock, 28, Judgement NISI Failure Identify Fugitive Giving False Info

Michael Lee Blackburn, 45, Criminal Mischief >=$50 <$500

Robert William Froelich, II, 27, Bench Warrant – Knowingly Concealing Stolen Property, Fugitive/Felony-Theft of Property, Fugitive/Felony (Received Stolen Property), Criminal Trespassing, No Driver’s License (When Unlicensed), Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility, No Safety Belt

Earl Richard Morford, Jr., 51, Failure to Comply w/ Sex Offender Registration Life/Annually

Michael Chase Stinnett, 29, Theft of Property >=$50 <$500, Petty Larceny of Merchandise From Retailer, Assault Public Servant, Larceny of Merchandise From Retailer

Tyrone Demetry Reed, 41, Possession/Distribution of Controlled Substance PG 1 >=1 g <4 g

Wesley Hunter Dickson, 23, Possession of Marijuana <2 oz

Paris PD Arrests for Oct. 10-11

Police-DepartmentKenda Leann Covey, 25, Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility

Joshua Stephen Dawson, 22, Public Intoxication

Wesley Hunter Dickson, 23, Motion To Adjudicate

Curtis Lee Flowers, 51, Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility, Failure to Display Driver’s License

Jarrod Marcel Franklin, 24, Expired Motor Vehicle Registration

Jacoby Deshon Hildredth, 30, Public Intoxication

Byron Anthony McCuin, 24, Possession of Marijuana <2 oz , Interference with Emergency Call, Bond Surrender Warrant- 3 Counts

Tammy Faye Middleton, 44, Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility- 2 Counts, Expired Motor Vehicle Registration, Failure to Appear (Non-Traffic)-2 Counts

Michael Chase Stinnett, 29, Theft of Property >=$50 <$500, Failure to Appear (Non-Traffic)-2 Counts, Warrant/Agency Not in Lamar County

Police Press Release for October 11

IMG_5341Paris Police responded to Paris Regional Medical Center just after midnight last night in reference to an Aggravated assault. Paris Police met with a 58 year old female who advised that her boyfriend had cut her with a knife. Officers observed that the victim had a gash on her forearm consistent with being cut with a knife. The victim was treated and released from the hospital. The incident is under investigation.

Investigators are continuing the investigation of the quadruple homicide. Paris Police have received a few Crime Stoppers tips and are following up on all investigative leads. Police are still requesting information to help solve this crime. Again, if you have any information that may lead to the arrest and or indictment of the person or persons responsible, you are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 903-785-tips (8477). According to Cheif Hundley, “We have been receiving some information that have provide leads for us to track down. We still welcome any information our citizens may provide as we continue the investigation.

On October 10, 2013, Paris Police arrested 10 persons, mostly on misdemeanor charges, while responding to 99 calls for service.