October 19, 2021
On October 15, 2021 a City of Paris Animal Control Officer located a feral dog which had been eluding them for several years. Animal Control officers had attempted on numerous past occasions to catch the dog with traps and tranquilizer darts. The dog continued to elude capture and because of this when the dog was located and again attempted to elude the officer, he as a last resort shot the dog. The dog continued to elude the officer after being shot but was finally located at a residence.
Feral dogs can be rabid, host external and internal parasites and disease that spread to domestic animals through contact, urine and feces. Feral dogs also can pose a danger to children if they feel trapped or threatened.
As with any discharge of a firearm by department personnel, The Police Department is reviewing this incident and the applicable policies as a result of this incident.
Paris Police stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 400 block of NW 15th St at 3:36 P.M. on October 18, 2021. The driver, 42 year old Adell Taylor Kirby, of Lamar County, was found to be in possession of less than a gram of methamphetamine. Kirby was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. She was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.