Crime Stoppers seek public’s help solving auto theft crime

Sometime between 6 p.m. Friday, August 2, and 9 a.m. Saturday, August 3, two vehicles were taken from a used car lot in the 500 block of Norht Main Street.

crimestoppers logoTaken were a brown, 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe and a black, 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up, police said.

These vehicles were found a few days later in McCurtain County, Oklahoma where someone had abandoned them. This theft resulted in a loss of over $16,000.

If you have information as to who may have taken these vehicles, you are urged to contact Lamar County Crime Stoppers with that information.

If the information that you give leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 and you will remain anonymous.

Persons with information about this or any other felony crime, can contact Crime Stoppers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are now four different ways to do so and remain anonymous.

  1. By phone at (903)785-tips (8477)
  2. By going online and logging onto and submitting a tip there. Persons can also get more information about other featured crimes.
  3. Text message- by adding “tip120” in front of your message and sending it to “crimes” (274637).
  4. Smart phone users can submit a tip by downloading and using our new mobile app called TipSubmit. Visit our website for details.

Paris PD adult arrests made on Thursday, August 15

Deshawn Antarus Alexander, 19, Possession of Marijuana <=2oz Drug Free Zone

Police DepartmentSonya Nicole Bryant, 31, Failure to Display DL, Failure to Appear (Non-Traffic)

Jami Christyne Comstock, 28, Failure to Identify – Fugitive Giving False/Fictitious Information

Christina Michelle Lovan, 23, Failure to Display DL, Parking in Fire Lane, Motor Vehicle Inspection, Failure to Display DL, Failure to Appear (Non-Traffic)

Leonard Thomas Molaris, 50, Evading Arrest/Detention, Theft of Property >=$50 <$500

Jennifer Lee Powers, 37, Running Stop Sign

Branson Roshawn Woods, 20, Criminal Mischief

Brijonne Rashad Woods, 24, Aggravated Robbery

Paris man arrested for second time in a week

Branson Roshawn “Shawn” Woods, 20, was arrested on Thursday for the second time in one week.

paris police tahoeOn Aug. 8, he was taken into custody after Paris police detectives followed up a Crime Stoppers tip and found marijuana plants growing in the back yard of his residence at 120 Northwest 23rd St.

Thursday, he walked into an apartment at George Wright Homes on Southwest Seventh Street, where Brijonne Rashad Woods, 24, had just been taken into custody on an outstanding aggravated robbery warrant out of Tarrant County, police department spokesman Curtis Garrett said.

It was found that Shawn Woods was wanted on a felony criminal mischief warrant (more than $1,500, less than $20,000), so both were booked into jail. Both were held without bond.

The address for both individuals was listed in Lamar County Jail records as 1100 NE 3rd St.

Among the six other arrests on Thursday, as police responded to 89 calls for service, were:

Deshawn Antarus Alexander, 19, of 3009 Carson Lane, possession of marijuana, less than 2 ounces in a drug-free zone, released on $1,500 bond.

Jami Christyne Comstock, 28, of 6494 S. U.S. 271, Pattonville, failure to identify, fugitive giving false information. Bond of $1,500 set on each charge.

Leonard Thomas Molaris Jr., 50, of 422 County Road 45030, Poderly, evading arrest or detention; theft of property (more than $50, less than $500). Bond set at $2,000 on the first charge, $1,500 on the second charge.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra

Lamar County Sheriff’s Department arrests, bookings August 14-15

Rhett Tyson Keesee, 26, Driving While License Invalid, No Safety Belt, Violate Promise to Appear (Uniform Act)

sheriffJames Allen Reaves, III, 31, 2 Counts Abandon/Endanger Child – Criminal Negligence

Vance Wade Barr, 45, Possession of Controlled Substance PG 1 <1g, Prohibited Substance in Correctional Facility – Alcohol/Drug/Phone/Tobacco

Jennifer Lynn Cox, 25, Failure to Identify – Giving False/Fictitious Information

Amber Nichole Taylor, 26, Assault Causing Bodily Injury – Family Member

Emily A. Burns, 76, Theft of Property <$20 by Check w/ Previous Conviction

Paris PD adult arrests made on Wednesday, August 14

Artiman Scott Adams, 33, Theft of Property >=$50 <$500

Police-DepartmentEmily Anne Burns, 76, Theft of Property <$20 by Check

Robert Ray Miller, 34, Burglary of Habitation

Stanley Ray Miller, 31, Burglary of Habitation

Christopher Dale Woodall, 31, Burglary of Habitation