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Police respond to 327 calls for service, arrest 26 over the weekend

Alex Wayne Goforth

The Paris Police Department was busy over the weekend, as officers responded to 327 calls for service and made 26 arrests from March 28 through March 30, according to Paris PD spokesman, Curtis Garrett.

  • Alex Wayne Goforth, 35 of Paris, was arrested on Friday, March 28, just before 1 p.m. when officers responded to a disturbance call in the 1400 block of W. Washington Street. Police received a report that Goforth assaulted someone during an argument. Because it was discovered that Goforth had a previous conviction for a family violence assault, the incident police responded to on Friday was enhanced to a felony assault charge. After posting bail on Friday, he was arrested again on Saturday, March 29, when Goforth was found at the victim’s residence, despite a protective order being issued warning him to stay away from the victim’s home.
  • Randale Gwen McKinney
    Randale Gwen McKinney

    Randale Gwen McKinney, 29 of Paris, was arrested on Sunday, March 30, just after noon when he was stopped for a traffic violation at which time he was found to not have a driver’s license. McKinney admitted to being in possession of marijuana. Police located a metal container inside the vehicle that contained numerous baggies of marijuana packaged to sale. He was charged with delivery of marijuana (more than a 1/4 pound but less than 5 pounds), which is a third degree felony.

Other arrests made by police over the weekend were on charges including manufacture/delivery of controlled substance, public intoxication, failure to appear, failure to yield to right of way, failure to maintain financial responsibility, theft, unsafe backing, violation of promise to appear, seat belt/child safety, possession of marijuana, driving with license invalid, failure to display driver’s license, disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia, expired operator license and failure to attend school.

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