Paris PD adult arrests made on Tuesday, August 13

Cassandra Elizabeth Brantley, 37, Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility

Police-DepartmentDeven Margaret Holloway, 34, Driving While Intoxicated

Brian Douglas Lowe, 42, Possession of Controlled Substance PG 1 <1g

Glenda Sue Potter, 36, Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility, Failure to Display DL, Failure to Appear (Non-Traffic)

Devonica Ivy Sugg, 19, Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility, Public Intoxication, Failure to Appear (Bond), Failure to Identify Fugitive Giving False Information

Chachi Dewayne Waggoner, 30, Assault

Stormie Ophila Waggoner, 32, Assault

Paris PD adult arrests made on Monday, August 12

Vance Wade Barr, 45, Possession of Controlled Substance PG 1 <1g, Prohibited Substance in Correctional Facility, Possession/Delivery of Drug

Police DepartmentBilly Dewayne Foster, 22, Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity

Eduardo Olivera Granados, 33, Failure to Display DL

James Harold Green, 23, Theft of Property >=$1500 <$20K, Theft of Property <$50 w/ Previous Conviction

Angel Marie Harris, 26, Possession of Controlled Substance PG 1 <1g, Possession/Delivery of Drug

Roger Lynn Huneke, 43, Possession of Controlled Substance PG 1 <1g

Brandi Faye Martin, 33, Theft of Material – Aluminum/Bronze/Copper/Brass <$20K

Joseph Michael McCrary, 26, Public Intoxication

Joseph Thomas Stangarone, 42, Assault

Samuel Vernon Taylor, 38, Public Intoxication, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Rodger Lewis Wolf, 43, Assault

Lisa Marie Zermeno, 34, Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance PG 1 >=4g <200g, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Lamar County Sheriff’s Department arrests, bookings August 12-13

Billy Dewayne Foster, 22, Violation of Parole/Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity

sheriffBrian Louis Estrada, 34, Driving w/ License Invalid w/ Previous Conviction/Suspension w/o Fines Resolved, Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility

Brandi Faye Martin, 33, Theft of Material – Aluminum/Bronze/Copper/Brass <$20K

Latonya Lively, 24, Theft of Property >=$500 <$1500

Brady Allan Goss, 24, Assault Causing Bodily Injury – Family Member

Rodger Lewis Wolf, 43, Assault – Family/Household Member w/ Previous Conviction

Victor Lewis Woods, 21, Driving w/ License Invalid

Ashley Brooke Law, 25, Bench Warrant

Monica Velasquez, 44, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Roger Lynn Huneke, 43, Possession of Controlled Substance PG 1 <1g

Lisa Marie Zermeno, 34, Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance PG 1 >=4g <200g

James Harold Green, 23, Theft of Property >=$1500 <$20K, Theft of Property <$50 w/ Previous Conviction

Grand Jury: twenty one indicted in August

Ryan Wesley Adamson – Burglary of Habitation

Mickey Lee Bates – Aggravated Assault w/ Deadly Weapon

Lamar County Courthouse

Lamar County Courthouse

Timothy Jay Cagle – Cont. Sexual Abuse Child, Aggravated Sexual Assault Child, Indecency by Contact

Chester Christopher – Driving While Intoxicated; 3rd or More

Marva Reneea Colbert – Theft of Property <$1500 w/ 2 Priors

Elizabeth Ellen Cole – Possession of Controlled Substance <1g Drug Free Zone, Endanger Child

Jennifer Marie Dotson – Criminal Mischief >$1500 <$20K

Johnathan James Dunken – Arson, Burglary of Building, Theft >=$1500 <$20K, Evading Arrest w/ Vehicle, Evading Arrest w/ Prior Convictions

Mansion Garrison – Burglary of Habitation

William Hornbuckle – Delivery of Controlled Substance <1g Drug Free Zone

Sheree Nicole Hutchings – Possession of Controlled Substance <1g Drug Free Zone, Possession of Controlled Substance <28g Drug Free Zone, Endanger Child

Margaret Renee Jackson – Fraudulent Use/Possession of Identifying Information

Dante Romain Jimerson – Forgery

Roshonda King – Theft of Property <$1500 w/ 2 Priors

Christopher Layton – Burglary of Habitation

Roger Gaylen Lind – Theft of Property >=$1500 <$20K

Anne Marie Odell – PID >4g <200g, PID <28g

Cody Tyrell Potter – Felon in Possession of Firearm, Deadly Conduct Discharging Firearm

Danny Li Rochon – Forgery

Gary Devin Travillion – Possession of Controlled Substance <1g

John Steven Westbrook – Possession of Controlled Substance <1g Drug Free Zone, Endanger Child

Teacher’s aide at Paris alternative school alleged to have had sex with student

Bethea Merritt

Bethea Merritt

A grand jury’s sealed indictment alleging that a teacher’s aide had an improper relationship with a student led to her arrest during the weekend.

Bethea Burchett Williams Merritt, 40, who worked at the Paris alternative school, was arrested on Friday after a grand jury issued a sealed indictment alleging she showed up drunk at a student’s house and had sex with a student.

The arrest warrant was based upon a complaint in early June alleging improper relations between an educator and a student – a second-degree felony complaint filed in Sixth State District Court.

The 5-foot-9, 129-pound Merritt was booked into the Lamar County Jail at 4:20 p.m. on Friday and was released 14 minutes later after making the $15,000 bond.

Curtis Garrett, public information officer for the Paris Police Department, said police responded to 304 calls over the 72-hour weekend, resulting in 16 arrests.

Johnny Dale Smith Jr., 27, of 448 SW 3rd St., was locked up in Lamar County Jail without bond on a charge of violation of parole.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra