Paris Police: "Armed & dangerous" man in custody

By: News 12 Staff Email
By: News 12 Staff Email

12:30pm UPDATE:
The Paris Police Department says a man considered armed and considered dangerous after he obtained firearms, ammo, and body armor and then threatened violence against his family, churches, and schools has been apprehended by sheriff's deputies in Paris Wednesday morning.

Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley says the Lamar County Sheriff's Office took James Boulware into custody in the 1700 block of Lamar Avenue around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

"At 11:24 A.M. on May 1, 2013, James Lance Boulware was observed leaving his residence in the 1300 block of Fairfax by a Lamar County Deputy. Boulware was followed until back up could arrive and stopped by Paris Police Officers along with the Lamar County Deputies in the 1900 block of Lamar Ave. where he was taken into custody without incident on two felony warrants out of Dallas County. Boulware was transported to the Lamar County Jail. No weapons were located in Boulware’s vehicle," Hundley said in a press release Wednesday afternoon.

We were the only news crew at the scene when Boulware was apprehended, and we'll have much more on this later today on News 12.

ORIGINAL STORY:
The Paris Police Department is looking for an individual who is armed and considered dangerous.

James Lance Boulware is a 33-year-old white man, with strawberry blond hair 6’2, and 240 lbs. He may be driving a dark gray Toyota Prius 4 door hatch back with Texas registration LNG-825. Boulware actually lives in the Dallas area, but has ties to the Paris area.

Police say Boulware was involved in a disturbance in the Dallas area, traveled to a relative’s home in Red River County, was involved in a disturbance there and came back to a residence in Paris. It has been reported that while at the Paris residence, he took several firearms, ammo and body armor.

Family members talked with him late yesterday afternoon and advised this was a ‘face time’ call on a wi-fi network in the Bonham area. During that call, he made a threat to kill all adult members of his family, along with a vague threat about schools or churches along the way.

During these disturbances, family members report that James was struck several times in the head and they fear he may have a head injury.

Police are asking for public’s assistance in finding this suspect. Police say Boulware is armed, and that you should not approach or interact with this individual if you see him or the vehicle. Please call 911 if you have information regarding the vehicle or suspect.

The release of this information has prompted several North Texas school districts to go into precautionary lockdown modes Wednesday morning.


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