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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Local Couple Assaulted by Grandson
Aug07

Local Couple Assaulted by Grandson

A 33-year old Sulphur Springs man, Chase Craig Hudson, has been charged with assaulting his grandparents and with interfering with a 911 call. JP Ronny Glossup set total bond at $62,000. After the disturbance in the 1800 block of Main Street on Wednesday just before 1 p.m., the man locked himself in a room. He refused to talk with a police negotiator for 45 minutes at which point, some Special Response Team officers put gas into his...

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Methamphetamine, Marijuana Found

A 35-year old Sulphur Springs man was arrested on two counts of possession of a controlled substance Sunday night. Lawmen, who responded to a disturbance in the 600 block of Church Street, found 13.1 grams of methamphetamine, quite a few pills and some marijuana. JP Yvonne King set bond for Donald Joseph Ballowe at $20,000 total. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports Director

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Sulphur Springs Police Department Personnel Changes
Aug02

Sulphur Springs Police Department Personnel Changes

The Sulphur Springs Police Department has made the last personnel move necessary due to the departure of Chief Jim Bayuk who began as a Sulphur Springs ISD Police Officer Friday. The Police Department has hired Zach Brown, a Sulphur Springs native, as a Patrol Officer. Brown currently works for the Mt. Pleasant Police Department. He’ll start in Sulphur Springs September 1. He’ll fill the position of Officer Brian Shurtleff, who is now...

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Former Sulphur Springs ISD Police Officer Sent to Jail
Aug02

Former Sulphur Springs ISD Police Officer Sent to Jail

A former Sulphur Springs ISD Police Officer, 30-year old William Nathan Gaddis of Sulphur Springs is serving a 90-day sentence in County Jail after entering a guilty plea Thursday in District Court to a reduced charge of reckless bodily injury to a child. In early January he was arrested for indecency with a child. Gaddis has been sent to the Delta County Jail. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports Director

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