Lamar County Sheriff’s Department arrests, bookings Oct. 9-10

sheriffChristal Gail Roberson, 34, Assault Causing Bodily Injury – Family Member

Joel Kenneth Cannon, 24, Possession of Marijuana <2 oz

Alice Amanda Swan, 34, Possession of Controlled Substance PG 1 < 1 g, Possession of Controlled Substance PG 3 <28 g

Perry Obrian, Jr., 73, Assault Causing Bodily Injury

Richard Raymond Dixon, II, 42, BS/Possession of Controlled Substance PG 1 >1 g Drug Free Zone, BS/Possession of Controlled Substance PG 1 <1 g

Jesse D. Keen, 22, Assault Causing Bodily Injury – Family Member

Ashley Apre Johnson, 19, Possession of Marijuana <2 oz Drug Free Zone

Four late-night homicide victims identified

The Paris Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from a female caller around 11:23 p.m. Wednesday to report someone bleeding, according to Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley.


“Paris Fire, EMS and police responded to the scene and upon arrival found four individuals deceased in a residence at 435 NE 6th Street,” Hundley said.

All four individuals were found in a front room of the house.  Each victim looked to have apparent gunshot wounds, and autopsies were ordered by Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace Gene Hobbs.

According to officials, investigation revealed there were two other men in the house at some point during the evening.

“Investigators have interviewed one of the men, and the other man was arrested on unrelated charges,” Hundley said. “The department has not identified any witnesses to the shooting.”

The deceased have been identified and next of kin notified.  They are:

Romello Dewain Steward, 18, of Paris

Devante Laray Akins, 21, of Paris

Brijonne Rashad Woods, 24, of Paris

Billy Charles Carey, 32, of Garland

“Paris police investigators and Texas Ranger Stacey McNeal have been processing the very complex crime scene all night, clearing the scene at 8:05 this morning,” Hundley said. “From the preliminary investigation, any form of a murder/suicide has been ruled out. The investigation is ongoing.”

Anyone with any information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact the police department at 903-784-6688 or Lamar County Crime Stoppers at 903-785-TIPS.

By Josh Allen, eParisExtra

Four dead in late night shooting

crime scene

Police responded to a 911 call just before midnight Wednesday night that shots were fired in 6th Northeast area. Four have been pronounced dead.  Police Police Chief Bob Hundley says that a press release will be made shortly. Investigators are still on the scene and hope to complete the crime scene investigation today.

eParisExtra will keep you informed as details become available.

Lamar County Sheriff’s Department arrests, bookings Oct. 8-9

sheriffWilbur Augustus Lefever, 48, Possession of Marijuana > 2 oz

Bradley Neil Upchurch, 35, Forgery Financial Instrument

Brock Morgan Elmore, 27, Motion to Revoke – Delivery of Marijuana >1/4 oz <5 LBS

Tashana Nicole Marshall, 29, Possession of Controlled Substance PG 1 <1g, Theft of Property >$50 <$500

Byron Magroskie Shaw, 57, Driving While License Invalid, Violate Promise to Appear (Uniform Act)

Paris woman arrested after drugs found in her vehicle during traffic stop

Police Department Car_sliderNarcotics officers pulled over a woman on Tuesday who they knew did not have a valid driver’s license and had outstanding traffic warrants for her arrest, Paris police department spokesman Curtis Garrett said.

During the traffic stop in the 400 block of Southeast Sixth Street, the officers found several narcotics in the vehicle, Garrett said, resulting in the arrest of Alice Amanda Swan, 41.

Swan was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, no operator’s license, two traffic warrants and three counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Garrett said police responded to 114 calls for service on Tuesday, resulting in five arrests.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra