Paris – Paris Police are forced to use pepper spray to disperse dozens of people while investigating a shooting.
Authorities responded early Friday morning to the Crosswire Club at 3330 NE Loop 286 to find a subject with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.
According to Crime Information Office Matt Birch, while trying to talk to the victim and check on his condition, police were met by several violent and unruly bystanders. Birch says one person was arrested for interfering with police.
– More places in Southern Hunt County could be selling beer and wine come November. Should a petition drive be successful, voters in Quinlan and West Tawakoni could vote on the measure this fall.
A group identified as Citizens for Economic Growth in J.P. 4 in Hunt County has submitted a petition with the Hunt County Voter Administration Office. Precinct 4 includes much of Southern Hunt County. If approved, a beer and wine sale item would be placed on the November ballot.
Greenville – A former employee with the Hunt County Juvenile Detention Center has been charged with sexual assault of a child.
28-year-old Shane Craig Bennett, of Cooper, is facing a total of 12 counts. He was arrested Tuesday and was last reported in the Delta County Jail on $600,000 bond. Details of the charges were not immediately released.
Bennett had worked as a supervision officer in the Juvenile Detention Center. His employment in Hunt County was terminated after officials learned of his arrest.
Paris – Lamar County authorities have busted what they believe was an organized drug ring involving four Oklahoma residents.
Detectives made contact with a group of persons Wednesday afternoon in Paris who, according to reports, had been under investigation and believed was gathering ephedrine/ pseudoephedrine tablets for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine.