Paris Deshun Scott

Cartersville Police had to use force to arrest 36-year-old Paris Deshun Scott of Cartersville at an apartment on Ridge Row Drive on December 27th.

Three days earlier, a complainant stated that on December 6th, she met Scott at the apartment to drop off their juvenile daughter. She said they agreed for him to watch her daughter for a week while she gets settled in her new apartment and job and sets up daycare. She hadn’t had contact with him since and couldn’t locate her daughter.

When police contacted Scott, he reportedly did not comply with commands and walked backward towards a bedroom. After an officer tried to grab Scott by the arm, he allegedly pulled away. After multiple orders to place his hands behind his back and purported warnings that they would deploy their Taser, an officer deployed the Taser, but it wasn’t productive.

Then during a physical altercation, Scott reportedly grabbed a Taser before another officer used his to drive stun Scott. After continued resistance, they eventually handcuffed him. Once EMS evaluated Scott, an officer took him to the county jail.

Aside from three outstanding misdemeanor warrants from November 1st, Scott received one count of felony theft by taking, six counts of felony obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers, two counts of removal or attempted removal of weapons from public officials, and one count of interference with custody.

We have reached out to Cartersville Police on the status of the missing juvenile.

On April 20th, Bartow County deputies arrested Scott after he allegedly drove towards officers and rammed through a fatal crash scene on Joe Frank Harris Parkway at Cut Off Road.

He bonded out the next day and has not stood trial on that incident.