Man is arrested for assaulting a family member

One man is behind bars after allegedly assaulting a female family member.

Around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Paris police officers were called to the 1800 block of Jackson Street for reports of an assault.

Paris Police Lt. John Berry said when officers arrived, they found 70-year-old Billy Earl Allen who “was alleged to have choked a female family member.”

Allen was arrested for assault of a family or household member while impeding breath. He was taken to Lamar County Jail where no bond has been set.

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