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UPDATE: Suspect in custody, lockdown lifted in Paris


UPDATE: 11:50 AM

PARIS, TX -- Paris police department confirms, the Lamar County Sheriff's Office has taken James Lance Boulware into custody.

According to police, sheriff's deputies saw Boulware leaving his residence in the 1300 block of Fairfax Avenue at 11:24 AM. Deputies followed Boulware to the 1900 block of Lamar Avenue, where he was taken into custody without incident. He is being held in the Lamar County Jail on two felony warrants out of Dallas County.

Paris schools were on a "soft lockdown" for about an hour this morning, while officials searched for the suspect. The lockdown was lifted at 11:45 AM, according to school officials.

KTEN has a reporter on the ground in Paris. We will bring you more on this story tonight on KTEN news.  


PARIS, TX -- The Paris police department is looking for a man they say is armed and dangerous.

Police say James Lance Boulware, 33, may be driving a dark gray Toyota Prius 4 door hatch back with Texas registration LNJ-825. He lives in the Dallas area but has ties to the Paris area. Paris ISD released a photo of the vehicle they say is similar to the car Boulware may be driving. Officials said schools in Paris were on a "soft lockdown" Wednesday morning.

Boulware is described as a 6'2", 240lb white male with strawberry-blond hair.

Police say he was involved in a disturbance in the Dallas area then traveled to a relative's home in Red River County. They say he was involved in another 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.

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

Family members told investigators they spoke with Boulware late Tuesday afternoon through a 'Facetime' call on a wi-fi network in the Bonham area. 

During that call, he allegedly made a threat to kill all adult members of his family, along with a vague threat about schools or churches along the way. Paris ISD says he made a statement that he would "shoot up schools and churches."

Paris police are asking for the public's assistance in finding Boulware. They say he is armed and advise not to approach or interact with him if you see him or the vehicle. The public is asked to call 9-1-1 should you have information regarding the vehicle or suspect.