Tatum Issues Internet Scam Alert
Aug25

Tatum Issues Internet Scam Alert

An internet scam alleging that the internet provider is going out of business and wants to refund money that has been paid the internet provider since the customer has signed up with the company has hit locally, according to Sheriff-elect Lewis Tatum. Tatum encourages anyone contacted by the scam to not respond in any manner to their requests. Tatum says that if you respond the scam will make your bank accounts appear to have all the...

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August Grand Jury Hands Down 58 Indictments
Aug24

August Grand Jury Hands Down 58 Indictments

A Hopkins County Grand Jury handed down 58 indictments, 14 of which were sealed, on Monday August 22, 2016. Among those indictments released were five injury to a child/elderly/disabled indictments, one possession of child pornography, several burglaries, a number of drug charges, and others. Christopher Charles Reichle and his wife Jessica Lynn Reichle were individually indicted for injury to a child. Christopher Charles and Jessica...

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Defense Department Reviewing Placing Names on Wall Following Francis Ride
Aug23

Defense Department Reviewing Placing Names on Wall Following Francis Ride

Monday afternoon Sulphur Springs celebrated the return of Del Francis following his bicycle ride to Washington DC. Francis, 74, rode his bicycle over 1500 miles to the capital to raise awareness for the 74 seamen who lost their lives during the Vietnam War. His desire is to have their names placed on the National Vietnam War Memorial Wall. June 3, 1969, 3 a.m. maneuvering around an Australian Aircraft Carrier, inexperienced sailors on...

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Sulphur Springs Man Arrested for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
Aug23

Sulphur Springs Man Arrested for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child

Hopkins County Deputies found him standing in the doorway of his apartment on Jackson Street. There they served an indictment warrant for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child on William Lonnie Wallis, 57, of Sulphur Springs. The offense occurred in February of this year according to Sulphur Springs Detective Sgt. David Gilmore. Wallis is charged with having committed the aggravated sexual assault of a 3 year old child. Gilmore...

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“Updated” Warrant Served; It’s Complicated
Aug21

“Updated” Warrant Served; It’s Complicated

Hopkins County Deputies were searching for Scott Arthur Gorton, 53, to serve a warrant for Violation of Probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 over 1-gram and less than 4-grams. In the process of their search things became complicated when Jana Marie Kirtley, 50, attempted to hinder his apprehension, was in Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 under 1-gram, resisted arrest, and tampered...

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Large Sum of Money and Controlled Substance Found in Cumby Traffic Stop
Aug21

Large Sum of Money and Controlled Substance Found in Cumby Traffic Stop

A traffic violation led to the arrest of Destiny Darlene Bradshaw, 22 and Billy Joe Duke,29, Saturday. Duke and Bradshaw admitted to having a controlled substance in the vehicle. They also had a large sum of money in their possession. At the jail, Bradshaw was found to have more drugs on her person. The large sum of money resulted the Unlawful Use of a Criminal Instrument charges according to court officers. Bradshaw was charged with...

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Commissioners’ Court Considers Housing Rockwall County Inmates In Local Jail
Aug20

Commissioners’ Court Considers Housing Rockwall County Inmates In Local Jail

An inter-local agreement with Rockwall County that will house some of that county’s inmates in Hopkins County Jail is on the agenda for Hopkins County Commissioners’ Court agenda for Monday, August 22. The court meets at 9 a.m. in the courthouse first floor courtroom. The contract has cleared attorneys and was on the desk of County Judge Robert Newsom Friday morning. The agreement calls for Rockwall County to pay $45 per day, provide...

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Former Cumby Teacher Sentenced To Federal Prison for Enticement of a Minor
Aug19

Former Cumby Teacher Sentenced To Federal Prison for Enticement of a Minor

Former Cumby ISD Math Teacher Lucus Ray Hill, 39, was sentenced to 405 months (33 years, 9 months) in Federal Prison Friday morning, August 19, 2016. He was found guilty of enticement of a minor. He will also serve five years supervised release when he leaves prison after serving the day-for-day sentence. According to Lewis Tatum, Chief Criminal Investigator and Sheriff-elect for Hopkins County, the sentence is the maximum allowed by...

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Congressman Ratcliffe In Sulphur Springs Wednesday
Aug18

Congressman Ratcliffe In Sulphur Springs Wednesday

Congressman John Ratcliffe was in Sulphur Springs Wednesday afternoon to visit with constituents and hear their opinions and direct his work accordingly. Ratcliffe stated that across the district he is hearing dissatisfaction with the current direction of the nation. Concerns regarding the Presidential election and the choice of candidates that are available at this time and local everyday life such as healthcare and jobs are on the...

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Team Registration Opens for Annual Hopkins County Stew Contest
Aug18

Team Registration Opens for Annual Hopkins County Stew Contest

Registration is underway for the 47th Annual World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest. The contest is set for Saturday, October 22nd. Returning stew cooks have the option of keeping their 2015 site which will be reserved until Friday, September 16th. On Monday, September 19, all unclaimed stew sites will be open to new cooks or to returning cooks who would like a new site location. After September 19th, all sites will be assigned on...

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