A Paris resident is facing six felony and misdemeanor charges in connection with a series of incidents earlier this month, according to Paris Police Department incident reports and 15th Judicial District court records.
Lee Clark Allen, 35, is presently being held in the Logan County Detention Center in Paris on charges of first degree endangering the welfare of a minor, communicating a false alarm, filing a false report with a law enforcement agency, two counts of harassing communications, harassment and two counts of terroristic threatening. Allen is being held on $100,000 bond.
The series of incidents began when Allen’s ex-wife contacted Paris Police on July 8 and claimed Lee Clark Allen was refusing to return their children, both 11 months old, after a visitation. Lee Clark Allen told officers that the divorce decree allowed him a six-week visitation period in the summer, according to incident reports. Reports state this was later verified by the investigating officer.
After Allen’s ex-wife was told this, she then stated she wanted to file harassment charges against Allen. Upon arrival at the Paris Police Department later that same day to write a statement, the ex-wife got a phone call from Allen who said he left the two babies alone at his residence, the reports state. The investigating officer then went to the Allen residence and found the two children "playing in dog feces and urine but were not injured," according to reports. The mother was contacted by the investigating officer and the children were returned to her, the reports state. The officer checked the area and could not locate Allen, according to reports.
Less than hour later, Allen began calling the Paris Police Department and the investigating officer, according to reports. At 8:10 p.m. that day, Allen phoned Paris Police Department dispatch claiming that if the investigating officer didn’t call him back "lives would be taken," according to reports. Later, he called the Police Department and claimed to have stabbed a man at City Lake and said the body was floating in the water, according to reports. Officers checked the scene and found nothing, the reports state.
Later that night, Allen is supposed to have called the police department, stating "I’m having fun with the cops tonight, watching stupid cops chase me around all night," according to reports. Reports also state that Allen said "If I’m going back to prison, I’m going with a bang."
According to reports, Allen also made threats to rape and kill individuals connected to the case.
The next day, on July 9, a Deputy Sheriff reported a possible location for Allen to Paris Police. Two police officers and a Deputy Sheriff went to the residence on Clayton Lane, found Allen hiding in a closet and placed him under arrest, according to incident reports.
Allen is scheduled to appear in 15th Circuit Court in Paris on Friday, Aug. 9 for a plea and arraignment hearing.