WASHINGTON CITY – Washington City Police arrested a Santa Clara man Thursday for felony drug possession after he reportedly attempted to steal merchandise from the Washington City First Stop, located at 195 East Telegraph Street.
Kyle Anthony Parras, 19, was arrested and charged with one second-degree felony for drug possession, one class A-misdemeanor for drug paraphernalia, and two class B-misdemeanors for interfering with an arrest and retail theft.
According to the probable cause statement filed by Washington City Police Officer Tyson Dove, Dove responded to a report of retail theft at the convenience store. After making contact with the alleged suspect, Parras admitted to stealing four packs of gum from the store.
While searching Parras, Dove said in the charging documents that he found syringes and a black substance which Parras admitted was heroin.
“Upon placing Kyle into handcuffs,” Dove wrote in the statement, “he struggled and resisted officers attempts to control his wrists.”
Parras’ drug-related charges were enhanced for being in a drug-free zone – the location of his arrest was within 1,000 feet of the Washington City Justice Court and other Washington City office buildings.
Parras was booked into Washington County’s Purgatory Correctional Facility. According to booking information, his bail stands at $13,109.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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