$1.5 Million Bond Set for Mapps; Girlfriend Also in Local Jail
Jul03

$1.5 Million Bond Set for Mapps; Girlfriend Also in Local Jail

A $1.5 million bond was set Friday morning, July 3rd for Tilton Isaiah Joshua Mapps who now resides in Hopkins County Jail. Mapps is charged with murder. He was arrested Monday June 29th at 1:45 p.m. in Fort Smith Arkansas for the murder of Johnathan Traehan Young. Young died as the result of multiple gunshot wounds received June 8th at Pacific Park. Mapps, identified by witnesses at the scene, had fled and has been the object of...

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“Updated” U S Marshal’s Service Take Lead in Mapps Arrest
Jun30

“Updated” U S Marshal’s Service Take Lead in Mapps Arrest

“Good police work by the U S Marshal’s service,” said Sulphur Springs Police Detective Sgt. David Gilmore. Gilmore’s remarks were made Tuesday morning after his return to Sulphur Springs from Fort Smith, Arkansas where Tilton Isaiah Joshua Mapps had been arrested Monday afternoon at 1:45 p.m. for the murder of Johnathan Traehan Young. (See arrest story here.) Young died as the result of multiple gunshot...

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All Law Enforement Officers No Billed by Grand Jury
Jun22

All Law Enforement Officers No Billed by Grand Jury

Monday afternoon, June 22, a Hopkins County Grand Jury refused to indict six (6) law enforcement officers—three Sulphur Springs Police officers and three Hopkins County Sheriff’s jailers. A special prosecutor, Collin County Assistant District Attorney Bill Wirske presented the case to the Grand Jury. Monday after the decision of the Grand Jury, Wirske told KSST News that he had given the Chance Ross family every opportunity to present...

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Sulphur Springs Man Arrested on Controlled Substance Warrants
Jun16

Sulphur Springs Man Arrested on Controlled Substance Warrants

  A 22-year old Sulphur Springs man was arrested at his home by the city and county Special Crimes Unit for outstanding drug warrants at 9:30 p.m. Monday. Tyler Stephen Halerumal was charged with two counts of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance before Justice of the Peace B.J. Teer. Judge Teer set bond at $50,000 for a count involving more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams and $25,000 for a count over 1 gram but...

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12 to 14 Kilograms of Heroin And Vehicle Seized; Couple Arrested
Jun13

12 to 14 Kilograms of Heroin And Vehicle Seized; Couple Arrested

                Erik Daniel Diaz-Gómez                    Rita Talavera A man and a woman from California were  placed  in the Hopkins County Jail after a large quantity of heroin was found in the vehicle they were in. Sulphur Springs Police Interdiction Officer Brian Shurtleff stopped a Chrysler van for following another vehicle too closely at the 121 mile marker of eastbound I-30 in Sulphur...

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Shooting Victim Identified
Jun12

Shooting Victim Identified

The victim of a shooting at a Sulphur Springs Apartment Complex Thursday morning has been identied as 19-year old Marshall Kleinik. He suffered a wound not believed to be life threatening. The Sulphur Springs Police Department continues to investigate the shooting. At last report, no arrest has been made in connection with the shooting. Police Detective Sgt. Monty Tipps is heading up the investigation for the Sulphur Springs Police...

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Murder Suspect Proves Elusive
Jun11

Murder Suspect Proves Elusive

Sulphur Springs Police officers continue their investigation of the early Monday morning shooting death of Jonathan Trahern Young, 26, of Sulphur Springs. SSPD CID Sgt. David Gilmore said they continue to seek the suspect, Tilton Mapps of Greenville.  The search for Mapps has proven him elusive since the search for him began shortly after the incident. Law enforcement thinks he has connections not only in Greenville but in other areas...

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Thursday Morning Shooting At Helm Lane Apartments
Jun11

Thursday Morning Shooting At Helm Lane Apartments

A Thursday morning shooting at Helm Lane Apartments is under investigation by the Sulphur Springs Police Department. Criminal Investigator Detective Sgt. Bo Fox gave preliminary information to KSST News. He said a white male showed up at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound and was being treated for the wound at the time he spoke with News Director Don Julian. Fox said investigators were speaking with several...

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“Updated” Shooting Death in Pacific Park Under Investigation
Jun08

“Updated” Shooting Death in Pacific Park Under Investigation

  Following statements by witnesses to a shooting in Pacific Park Monday morning, Sulphur Springs Police have attained a warrant for the arrest of Tilton Joshua Isaiah Mapps, 20, an African-American male whose last known address was Greenville, Texas. Mapps is considered armed and dangerous. At 2 a.m. Monday morning, Sulphur Springs Police Dispatch received a call regarding a shooting in Pacific Park. Jonathan Young, 26, a...

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Fears Confirmed–Forney Man Arrested for On-line Solicitation
Jun04

Fears Confirmed–Forney Man Arrested for On-line Solicitation

His drive from Forney to Sulphur Springs confirmed his fears. When Chad Alan Williams, 39, of Forney planned his rendezvous with who he thought to be a teenaged female in Sulphur Springs, he communicated that he would text her when he arrived at the appointed location on League Street. He was fearful that police would be present and the intended sexual encounter would spell trouble for him. When he arrived and sent his text to the...

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