Former Law Enforcement Officer Pleads Guilty
Sep29

Former Law Enforcement Officer Pleads Guilty

Former Sulphur Springs Policeman and former Hopkins County Sheriff’s Crime Prevention Officer Rex Morgan entered guilty pleas Monday to thefts from the Sheriff’s evidence room and was sentenced to 10-years probation and 180-days in the County Jail. 8th District Court Judge Eddie Northcutt also fined Morgan $2,000 for each offense. Pills and a firearm were taken from the evidence room....

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Online Solicitation of a Minor Stopped
Sep26

Online Solicitation of a Minor Stopped

Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 43-year old Cooper man at Kid’s Kingdom in Buford Park in Sulphur Springs for allegedly setting up a sex date with what he thought was a 15-year old girl. The man was actually trading text messages with a sheriff’s deputy. Gary Lee Sillivan was charged with online solicitation of a minor before JP Ronny Glossup who set bond on Sillivan at...

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“Updated” Lewis Tatum on the Child Pornography Arrest
Sep24

“Updated” Lewis Tatum on the Child Pornography Arrest

A 51-year old Sulphur Springs man was arrested by Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies Tuesday evening for possession of child pornography. Investigator Daniel Winn and Sgt. Corley Weatherford executed a search warrant at a residence and business on West Industrial. Computers and electronics containing images of child pornography were seized. Fernando Sosa-Pintor is expected to have a JP Magistrate’s Hearing Thursday. Justice of the...

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Arrest Made In Connection To Tobacco Shop Burglary
Sep23

Arrest Made In Connection To Tobacco Shop Burglary

Five thieves broke into a Sulphur Springs tobacco shop in the 1000 block of Gilmer around 3 a.m. Sunday.  A citizen heard glass breaking and notified police.  Lawmen pursued a vehicle west on I-30 until spike strips disabled it near Cumby.  One man was arrested in a manhunt but another eluded capture.  Police believe he stole a car in Cumby that was later recovered in Dallas.  Three other suspects also fled the burglary scene. ...

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Luis Felipe Coronado-Moreno Charged With Intoxication Assault
Sep18

Luis Felipe Coronado-Moreno Charged With Intoxication Assault

A 24-year old Sulphur Springs man was charged with three counts of intoxication assault and one count of causing an accident involving serious bodily injury after a one-vehicle accident Tuesday night. JP Ronny Glossup set bonds totaling $40,000 for Luis Felipe Coronado-Moreno. The accident occurred on FM 71 just inside the county line right before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Three persons, an adult and two children, were taken to hospitals by...

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Fire at the Hampton Inn, Worker Arrested
Sep07

Fire at the Hampton Inn, Worker Arrested

A laborer at Hampton Inn in Sulphur Springs was arrested Friday for setting a fire in a maintenance room at the hotel earlier that day. There was very little damage to the hotel according to Sulphur Springs’ firefighters. A 45-year old Sulphur Springs man confessed to starting the fire lighting powder from firecrackers and a rag with a flammable substance on it. The fire was reported at 2:44 p.m. Friday

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Local Bartender Arrested for Sexual Assualt
Sep04

Local Bartender Arrested for Sexual Assualt

A 32-year old Sulphur Springs man, a bartender at Dean’s Kitchen on Industrial Drive, was charged with the sexual assault of an 18-year old Sulphur Springs woman who felt she was drugged. Oscar David Ramirez was charged with sexual assault just after 6 a.m. Thursday. JP Ronny Glossup set bond at $50,000. Sulphur Springs Police Detective Lt. Rusty Stillwagoner says the incident occurred on July 13 at the bar of the restaurant. The...

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Two Sulphur Springs’ Men Were Arrested After a Drive by Shooting
Aug28

Two Sulphur Springs’ Men Were Arrested After a Drive by Shooting

Two Sulphur Springs’ men were arrested after a drive by shooting in the 400 block of Bill Bradford Road just after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. No one was hurt. District Attorney Investigator Kenny Stillwagoner witnessed the shooting and followed the suspect’s truck. The suspects ended up in a pasture in the 200 block of Sewell Lane where they were arrested. 31-year old Kellen Warren Tramel reportedly confessed to the shooting. JP Yvonne King...

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High Speed Chase Ends In Arrest
Aug26

High Speed Chase Ends In Arrest

A 27-year old Sulphur Springs man, who refused to pull over for a policeman, led lawmen on a high-speed chase from Sulphur Springs into rural Hopkins County Sunday morning. Around Brashear, the man tossed items out of his vehicle. At County Road 4712 and FM 2653, the driver stopped and ran into some woods where he was arrested by a DPS trooper. Danny Joe Woodard was charged with evading arrest and tampering with evidence before JP...

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School Starts Tuesday, Drive Careful
Aug24

School Starts Tuesday, Drive Careful

Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders reminded the driving public Friday that flashing school zone signs would be activated Tuesday, the first day of classes in town. He said police officers would be working them as usual during the school year. They’ll be looking for drivers going too fast or using cell phones. Chief Sanders also said fines are now hefty for failure to stop or for passing school buses with their flashing lights...

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