*New Info* Walmart Evacuation & Gun Scare
Jan24

*New Info* Walmart Evacuation & Gun Scare

A man who carried a gun into Wal-Mart in Sulphur Springs forcing the store to be evacuated Friday night around 10 p.m. was arrested Saturday morning for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle (truck) from a Hope, Arkansas auto dealer.  The man has been identified as 40-year old Hollis Blaine Sartin of Sulphur Springs.  He’s in the Hopkins County Jail facing a charge of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. Sartin is expected to have a...

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Walmart Evacuated, Hollis Blaine Sartin of Sulphur Springs was Arrested Saturday Morning
Jan24

Walmart Evacuated, Hollis Blaine Sartin of Sulphur Springs was Arrested Saturday Morning

A man who carried a gun into Wal-Mart in Sulphur Springs forcing the store to be evacuated Friday night around 10 p.m. was arrested Saturday morning for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle (truck) from a Hope, Arkansas auto dealer.  The man has been identified as 40-year old Hollis Blaine Sartin of Sulphur Springs.  He’s in the Hopkins County Jail facing a charge of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. Sartin is expected to have a...

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Caretaker Arrested in Elderly Theft
Jan16

Caretaker Arrested in Elderly Theft

A 40-year old Sulphur Springs woman has been arrested for reportedly ripping off $100,000 from a 92-year old man she worked for as a caregiver.  We get information from Sulphur Springs Police Detective Sgt. Bo Fox. 40-year old Desiree Ann Smith of Sulphur Springs was charged with theft before Justice of the Peace B.J. Teer who set bond on Ms. Smith at...

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Crime Spree Couple Arrested
Jan15

Crime Spree Couple Arrested

A Sulphur Springs man and a woman from Deport, Texas were arrested by the Commerce Police Department working on a tip from the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office. The pair were reportedly driving a stolen truck pulling a stolen trailer and Commerce Police also filed drug charges. The man and woman are believed to be involved in crimes in multiple counties with stolen items believed to amount to more that $300,000. We get more details...

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Total Major Crimes Were Down in 2014 in Hopkins County
Jan09

Total Major Crimes Were Down in 2014 in Hopkins County

Total major crimes were down in 2014 in Hopkins County. The total of 167 was the lowest number since at least 2000. The matter that makes Sheriff Butch Adams happy is the 84.4% clearance rate for major crimes with lots of stolen items also returned to victims. Only 2007 in recent years showed a slightly better clearance rate. There was one homicide last year and it was cleared by arrest....

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Chief Sanders Pleased With Crime Stats
Jan07

Chief Sanders Pleased With Crime Stats

Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders liked what he saw in a report of seven major index crime areas for 2014. Total number of offenses was 185, down 12% from the year before and the lowest figure for the past fifteen years. Chief Sanders was especially pleased with reductions in property crimes since he noted that police officers could affect those. The Chief said he was concerned with increases in armed robbery although all cases...

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“Updated Audio” Irving Man Arrested For Solicitation of a Minor for Sex
Jan05

“Updated Audio” Irving Man Arrested For Solicitation of a Minor for Sex

Hopkins County JP for Precinct 1 B.J. Teer set a $20,000 bond for 44-year old Charles Richard Walters of Irving, who was charged with on-line solicitation of a minor, sexual conduct. Walters was arrested Friday at 7:44 p.m. at a location on League Street in Sulphur Springs. After his arrest he reportedly confessed to talking with a minor under the age of 17 by e-mail and text in a sexually explicit manner and arranging a meeting with...

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Local Law Enforcement Has Quiet New Years
Jan01

Local Law Enforcement Has Quiet New Years

It was a relatively quiet New Year’s Eve and first few hours of New Year’s Day for local law enforcement officers. The Sulphur Springs Police Department reported one man drove off of Main Street near Turtle Creek and went over a guardrail. He did not end up in any water and he was not injured. The police department had three arrests for public intoxication. There was one arrest for DWI. An officer stopped one driver for speeding and...

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Hallsville Man Arrested for On-Line Solicitation of a Minor for Sexual Conduct
Dec31

Hallsville Man Arrested for On-Line Solicitation of a Minor for Sexual Conduct

A 23-year old Hallsville man traveled to Sulphur Springs Tuesday night expecting to meet up with a 15-year old girl for sexual activity only to be met by officers from the Sulphur Springs Police Department and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department. Colbey Wayne Simpson was charged with on-line solicitation of a minor for sexual conduct before Justice of the Peace Ronny Glossup who set bond at $20,000. The suspect thought he was chatting...

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SSPD Offers Free Rides on New Years
Dec30

SSPD Offers Free Rides on New Years

Once again this year, the Sulphur Springs Police Department is offering free rides home or to a hotel for those that feel they have had too much to drink on New Year’s Eve. Those wanting a ride are urged to call the police non-emergency number, 903 885-7602. Chief Jay Sanders says please do not call 911. Chief Sanders says the main goal in offering rides is to keep everyone safe....

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