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Mequite Man’s Solicitation Results in Local Arrest
Aug25

Mequite Man’s Solicitation Results in Local Arrest

Jeffery Thomas Miller, 45, of Mesquite is in Hopkins County Jail on a $50,000 bond Tuesday morning. Miller, who posted an ad soliciting sex, received a response from one whom he thought to be a minor—a 16-year old female. He began talking to her and arranged to meet for her in Sulphur Springs for the purpose of sexual acts, according to local law enforcement.  Miller, a maintenance man by profession arrived at a League Street location...

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Auto Theft Prevention; Lock the Doors
Aug18

Auto Theft Prevention; Lock the Doors

Sulphur Springs Police continue to get reports on cars being broken into on a fairly regular basis. Police Chief Jay Sanders has one suggestion that could help–lock your doors. Sanders said “handle pullers” walk around and pull the handles on parked autos. If the door opens, the individual enters the auto and extracts cellphones, wallets, money, and other items of value. Sanders once again asks that residents to lock...

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Magnolia Seed Pods and a Child Cause Spotting on Memorial
Aug18

Magnolia Seed Pods and a Child Cause Spotting on Memorial

The Sulphur Springs Police Department has figured out what happened to mar several stones of the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial over the weekend. Video showed an 8 or 9 year old girl playing between the stones of the Memorial. Speculation was that pizza and soft drinks had caused the spotting on the stones. It turned out the girl was throwing seed pods from a Magnolia tree up against the memorial’s stones. Police Chief Jay...

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“Updated” Hudson Found Guilty; Sentenced to 20 Years
Aug11

“Updated” Hudson Found Guilty; Sentenced to 20 Years

District Attorney Will Ramsay asked a Hopkins County jury to sentence Chase Craig Hudson to 20 years in the state penitentiary for injury to an elderly person, a Felony. D A Ramsay was given his request but not until Wednesday afernooon following lengthy testimony by several witnesses called by the state. Among those witnesses was Sulphur Springs Police Criminal Investigator and SWAT Team leader Rusty Stillwagoner, who testified that...

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Sulphur Springs Law Enforcement Rescues a Dog Locked in Car
Aug04

Sulphur Springs Law Enforcement Rescues a Dog Locked in Car

Tuesday morning, August 4, at 11 a.m. Sulphur Springs Animal Shelter officers and local law enforcement officers responded to a call about a dog left locked in a vehicle in the Walmart parking. It took nearly two hours for responders to get the dog out of the car. “Ironically, the dog had actually broken its chain at home and the owners were afraid of the dog getting loose, so they took the dog with them to Walmart and locked it...

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Memorial Bench Damage An Accident
Jul29

Memorial Bench Damage An Accident

An attempt to straighten the legs on the World War I Memorial bench at Celebration Plaza by two 13-year olds failed, according to Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders. Sanders said legs on the bench were wobbly and the lad wanted to straighten the legs. The bench fell over and the boys panicked and ran. Tuesday afternoon, the lad, along with his parents, told Sulphur Springs’ police investigator Monty Tipps the accident was not...

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“Updated” Former Cumby Teacher Held on Federal Charges
Jul21

“Updated” Former Cumby Teacher Held on Federal Charges

“There’s still a lot of work to do.” Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputy Sgt. Corley Weatherford knows there is more investigation to be accomplished before the federal court trial of a former Cumby ISD math teacher. Weatherford’s statement followed the unsealing of a federal indictment against the former Sulphur Springs resident today (July 21) in a Tyler federal court. The case is now being investigated by...

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Ducking Along I-30
Jul15

Ducking Along I-30

Sulphur Springs Animal Control escorts, with the help of SSPD, a team of ducks on I-30. No word on the reason for the move, as they had no comment. Share...

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Don’t Become a Statistic; Lock Your Auto
Jul14

Don’t Become a Statistic; Lock Your Auto

The hot summer months seem to bring out the auto burglars in Sulphur Springs. Police Department Patrol Captain Jason Ricketson doesn’t want you to become a statistic this summer. Ricketson said auto burglaries were occurring at a rate of two per week. The primary reason for the burglary is that people are leaving their cars unlocked with valuables in plain view for thieves to see. He advises that one remove valuables such as GPS,...

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Not So Fast; Don’t Forget to Pay
Jul13

Not So Fast; Don’t Forget to Pay

A 40-year old Wills Point man, Walter Coy Hollingsworth, was arrested at 5:19 p.m. Saturday for failing to pay for more than $1,625 worth of merchandise in a cart at Wal-Mart. When the man saw Sulphur Springs Police Officer Eddie Moon, he fled on foot but he was quickly apprehended. Hollingsworth was charged with theft over $1,500 before Justice of the Peace B.J. Teer, who set bond for Hollingsworth at $15,000. Share...

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