Convenient store robbed at gunpoint

Police-Car sliderAt around 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday, the Paris Police Department responded to a call of robbery at 707 Bonham Street, according to the department’s public information officer, Curtis Garrett.

“Officers were advised by the clerk of the store that a black male, approximately 20 years old, wearing a red ‘hoodie’, came into the store and brandished a small handgun and demanded cash from the register and other money under the counter,” Garrett sad. “The clerk complied with the demands and the suspect left the store on foot.”

Authorities say that no one was injured or assaulted during the incident, but it is unknown at this time how much cash was taken.

If you have information that leads to an arrest or indictment of this suspect, you are encouraged to contact the police department with that information. To remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 903-785-TIPS.

In other business, Paris police responded to 104 calls for service and arrested 9 persons on Wednesday.

39-year old Paris man arrested for theft

George Alexander Wells (Police dept. photo)

George Alexander Wells (Police dept. photo)

The Paris Police Department had a busy weekend, responding to 265 ‘calls for service’ and making 23 arrests, according to the department’s public information officer, Curtis Garrett.

One of the arrests was 39-year George Alexander Wells, who was taken into custody on a theft charge when he was observed trying to sell merchandise that he had not paid for, which he’d removed from shelves in a store.

When the police discovered that Wells had at least two prior convictions for theft, the would-be misdemeanor charge (theft of property <$1500) was enhanced to a felony.

He was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.

Sheriff: “Good police work” results in meth labs seized, two arrested

Terry Ray Glasgow, 32 (Sheriff's dept. photo)

Terry Ray Glasgow, 32 (Sheriff’s dept. photo)

Lea Lynn Dodd, 26 (Sheriff's dept. photo)

Lea Lynn Dodd, 26 (Sheriff’s dept. photo)

Two were arrested and charged with almost twenty counts of manufacturing/delivery of a controlled substance last week, after a long investigation involving multiple agencies led to the seizure of sixteen ‘meth labs’ in Paris, Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass said in a press release last week.

The Lamar County Sheriff’s Dept. Criminal Investigation Division, Sheriff’s Dept. Narcotics Unit, and the Paris Police Narcotics Unit, along with Northeast Texas Auto Theft Detectives, served the arrest warrants on the two individuals in connection with the ongoing two-month investigation into the narcotics case.

“From this investigation narcotic information, along with stolen property information, had developed that led detectives to gain felony arrest warrants,” Sheriff Cass said.

The two arrested individuals: Terry Glasgow, 32, and a Lea Dodd, 26, were apprehended at their residence in the 100 block of Neagle Street for outstanding warrants of felony theft (greater than $1,500 but less than $20K), and Glasgow also had an outstanding misdemeanor theft warrant stemming from cases being investigated by the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, the sheriff said.

Evidence pictured of 'shake-and-bake' meth labs seized after the two-month investigation. (Sheriff's dept. photo)

Evidence shows a number of ‘shake-and-bake’ meth labs found in the suspects’ possession, which were seized after the two-month investigation. (Sheriff’s dept. photo)

“Subsequently, sheriff detectives gained and served a search warrant on the residence where Glascow and Dodd were arrested,” Cass continued. “During the search of the property, detectives located numerous items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.”

According to authorities, a trash pile in the back of the residence revealed the waste from numerous ingredients and components used in the cooking of methamphetamine.

These items are considered by detectives to be components of a newer method of manufacturing methamphetamine, referred to as the “shake-and-bake” or “one pot” method.

A total of sixteen separate methamphetamine labs were seized during the search warrant. Glasgow and Dodd were charged with sixteen additional charges for manufacturing/delivery of controlled substance (penalty group 1, greater than 1Gram but less than 4 Grams).

“This collaboration of investigation is good police work,” the sheriff said. “The arrest of these two individuals stopped further methamphetamine production and distribution in our communities.”

Further investigation to continue.

The bonds for Glasgow totalled $141,000.00 and Dodd’s totalled $140,000.00.

Pictured here are some of the ingredients, which can most all be bought at pharmacies and/or local stores, that are used in the 'shake-and-bake' method of manufacturing methamphetamine. (Sheriff's dept. photo)

Pictured here are some of the ingredients, which can most all be bought at pharmacies and/or local stores, that are used in the ‘shake-and-bake’ method of manufacturing methamphetamine. (Sheriff’s dept. photo)

Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Child Sex Crimes

Danny Daniels

Danny Daniels

Danny Daniels, 69, pled guilty on Tuesday to two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of indecency with a child, sexual contact.

Judge Bill Harris sentenced Daniels to 15 years for each count, the sentences will run concurrently.

Daniels turned himself in to authorities in November 2013, after a parent filed a report that he had sexually abused a young girl.

He will be transferred to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison.

Drug Bust at a Local Hotel

Robert Daugherty

Robert Daugherty

Sharon Boyd

Sharon Boyd

Paris Police Department Narcotics Officers along with the Lamar County Sheriff’s Narcotic Officers investigated a tip regarding possible drug sales which resulted in a substantial meth bust.

 

Robert Daugherty, 59 and Sharon Boyd 47, both have addresses here in Lamar County and Dallas were arrested after a search warrant was served on a hotel room in which they were staying in the 3700 block of the NE Loop. 

Officers reportedly found approximately 35 grams of methamphetamine, hydrocodone tablets,  baggies and scales.

 

Boyd was charged with 1st Degree felony Delivery of a Controlled Substance in a Drug Free Zone and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

Daugherty was charged with 1st Degree felony Delivery of a Controlled Substance in a Drug Free Zone, 3rd Degree felony Delivery of a Controlled Substance in a Drug Free Zone and possession of drug paraphernalia.