When Hopkins County Deputies arrested Stephen Lance Boughton, 40, of Sulphur Springs, for Parole Violation, Boughton had in his possession a bolt action 22 rifle that he claimed was a BB gun.
When Boughton claimed the weapon was a BB gun, an examination of the weapon and the serial number on the weapon proved otherwise. Boughton admitted to knowing the weapon was in the room.
Boughton is in Hopkins County Jail held with no bond on the Parole Violation. He is also charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, a Felony 3.