Pinkie Cooper to Retire
Jul24

Pinkie Cooper to Retire

A longtime key person at the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, bookkeeper Pinkie Cooper, is retiring but you will still see her around the office some. Pinkie will continue to work part time as an Executive Consultant to train her replacement. Ms. Cooper, a native of Pickton, has been with the Sheriff’s Office for 25 years. She has worked for three sheriffs: Bill Dirks, Mark Bassham and Butch Adams. She has also been a mother figure...

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Hopkins County Inmate Population Update
Jul17

Hopkins County Inmate Population Update

The total Hopkins County inmate population was at 102 early Wednesday morning. A whopping total of 25 inmates were being housed at county expense in Franklin County. Sheriff Butch Adams told County Judge Robert Newsom the large number was necessary due to an inmate knocking out a window in the Hopkins County Jail a few days ago. Judge Newsom said the number in Franklin County would drop after the window is repaired in the local jail....

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2nd Annual DARE Hopkins County Music And Comedy Revue
Jul09

2nd Annual DARE Hopkins County Music And Comedy Revue

This Friday night, July 11th, the Hopkins County DARE program will benefit from the second annual Hopkins County Music and Comedy Revue. All proceeds will go to the DARE program. The Music and Comedy Review begins at 7 p.m.at the Regional Civic Center and features Cousin Cedrick, Monty Tipps & Main Street, “The C” Dale Cummings, Tisha George, Aaron Hanna, and a number of other entertainers. Craig Roberts will serve as Master of...

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Charges, Bond Set For Aggravated Robbery Suspect
Jul02

Charges, Bond Set For Aggravated Robbery Suspect

37-year old Alan Dale Rhys of Saltillo was charged with aggravated robbery before JP Ronny Glossup who set bond at $50,000. Rhys is accused of roughing up his grandfather and taking his vehicle just after 2 a.m. Monday (June 30th). The vehicle was found wrecked in Franklin County later. Just before noon Monday, a Franklin County lawman spotted the suspect in Mt. Vernon and arrested him. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports...

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Shooting In Saltillo Area
Jul01

Shooting In Saltillo Area

A man was shot and the shooter was beaten with a pipe wielded by a friend of the shooting victim after a confrontation at a residence on County Road 3366 in Saltillo Sunday afternoon (June 29th). The shooting victim was taken to a Tyler hospital. The man who was assaulted was taken to Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. No names have been released and no arrests have been made. An investigation continues. By Don Julian, KSST News and...

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Beating And Carjacking Suspect Arrested
Jul01

Beating And Carjacking Suspect Arrested

A Hopkins County man wanted for beating his grandfather and taking his car early Monday morning was arrested around noon Monday (June 30th) and now is in the Hopkins County Jail. The man has been identified as 37-year old Alan Dale Rhys. The carjacking occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Monday in the Saltillo area. Later the vehicle was found wrecked in Franklin County. A Franklin County lawman spotted the suspect at a fast food restaurant...

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Start Date Set For Construction Of New Hopkins County Jail
Jun27

Start Date Set For Construction Of New Hopkins County Jail

Hopkins County Sheriff Butch Adams said Thursday that the latest start date for construction of the new County Jail is expected to be August 11. A key person for Sedalco of Fort Worth, the construction manager-at-risk, is expected to be off of another project and to be available for the new County Jail project here by that date. Completion date should be December 7, 2015. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports...

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Two Locals Arrested, More Arrests to Come

Two Hopkins County men have been charged with possessing child pornography. Another arrest or two are possible pending a forensic download of a computer in Tyler. The cases are not believed to be connected. Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigator Daniel Winn said cases were developed through the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in Dallas. 56-year old Dathan Durant of Cumby was arrested two weeks ago. 31-year old Richard...

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