Officers said they arrested a Paris man Friday after responding to a reported forgery and discovering the man had an outstanding traffic warrant.
Police responded to the 1400 block of 19th Street NW at 4:34 p.m. when it was reported a man had attempted to pass a fake $100 bill. After receiving a description of his vehicle, officers encountered him in the 1200 block of North Main Street.
Police said Kerry Ray King, 38, of Paris, admitted to attempting to pass the fake bill at several locations. He was found to have an outstanding traffic warrant. He was then charged with forgery of a financial instrument.
King was later taken to the Lamar County Jail, where he was detained this morning without bond, according to online records.
Officers recover UTV after report of theft
Police said they recovered a UTV in Pattonville after responding to reports that it had been stolen, along with a trailer used to haul it.
Officers said they responded to two thefts at 8:04 a.m. Friday when they received reports someone had stolen a Kubota UTV in the 1700 block of Northeast Loop 286. Police said suspects cut the lock on the gate to take the vehicle, and that a trailer was stolen from the 1800 block of 17th Street NE to haul it from the property.
The UTV was later recovered in Pattonville, according to police, and investigations continue.
Complainant seeks formal charges for stalking
Police said they met with a complainant Sunday who said they were experiencing repeated harassment from their children’s father.
Deputies said they met with the complainant in the 300 block of East Price Street at 2:11 a.m. The complainant alleged that the father of their children had been harassing them multiple times over the past several days. Officers said they warned the suspect to stay away from the residence, and formal charges are being sought to charge the suspect with stalking.
The investigation continues.
Calls for Service: Paris police responded to 261 calls for service and arrested nine people over the weekend.