Police officers suffer minor injuries while arresting man during scuffle
Two police officers were treated for injuries they suffered over the Christmas weekend while taking into custody a man who reportedly was destroying property at his girlfriend’s residence.
Deandre Roy Fisher, 18, of 2562 Kessler Drive was arrested Sunday at a residence in the 200 block of Northeast Second Street
Officers answering a call from the girlfriend arrived to hear glass breaking inside the residence. They reported that they entered and found the boyfriend inside and still actively destroying property.
When they attempted to arrest the 6-foot, 210-pound Fisher, he resisted and injured both officers, they said. One had minor facial cuts, and the other had to receive stitches for a cut on his arm.
Fisher was charged with criminal mischief, resisting arrest, and possession of a controlled substance.
Bond was set at $5,000 on the criminal mischief charge, $2,500 on the resisting arrest charge, and $10,000 on the charge of possession of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone
Fisher was also in jail from Oct. 11 until Oct. 18 while being held on $50,000 bond on charges of aggravated robbery and tampering with a witness. He was back in jail from Nov. 19 until Dec. 3 after the bond was increased to a total of $100,000 on the two charges.
Paris police chief Bob Hundley said his officers answered 96 calls for service on Christmas Eve and 80 on Christmas Day.
While answering those calls, five persons were arrested on warrants, one for DWI, one for theft and one for 4 counts of burglary of vehicle.
Only one person was arrested on Christmas Day. That was for outstanding municipal court warrants.
A 14-year-old was arrested for participating in four burglary of motor vehicle cases that occurred in November.
In the weekend leading up to Christmas, 18 persons were arrested. Officers answered 267 calls for service over the three-day weekend.
No traffic accidents have been reported in the city since the snow began falling on Wednesday, Hundley said.
By CHARLES RICHARDS