Two Arrested For Endangering Children and Possession of Controlled Substance
Apr28

Two Arrested For Endangering Children and Possession of Controlled Substance

Russell Edward Skeen, 49, and Caitlan Danae Prestidge, 24, both of Sulphur Springs were arrested Wednesday evening for two counts of Endangering a Child and for Possession of a Controlled Substance. Sulphur Springs Police Officer Amanda Weatherford performed a routine traffic stop on a 2004 Chevy Silverado traveling north bound on Fisher Street. The vehicle was carrying two adults and two young children of the ages of 7 and 8....

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Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Assault Charges Filed
Apr06

Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Assault Charges Filed

Forced entry into a residence on Houston Street resulted in an assault and the arrest of Wesley James Chester, 34. Chester of Sulphur Springs assaulted a male and female in the Houston Street resident. He shoved the female toward the front door and placed her in a choke hold causing restriction of breathing. He then struck a male in the head and placed him in a choke hold causing restricted breathing. Law enforcement observed visible...

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Smith Sentenced For Theft of Property of Elderly
Mar22

Smith Sentenced For Theft of Property of Elderly

Tuesday morning in 8th Judicial District Court, Desiree Ann Smith was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $99,999.99 for theft of property of the elderly under $200,000, which is a first degree felony. According to the District Attorney’s office, Ms. Smith will serve 6 months in TDCJ at which time a bench warrant will return her to Hopkins County where she will begin 10-year probation. Ms....

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Traffic Stop Leads To More Woes For Sulphur Springs Woman
Mar08

Traffic Stop Leads To More Woes For Sulphur Springs Woman

Recently released from Hopkins County Jail after posting bail for multiple charges, Katelin Leann Gumpert, 24, was arrested Monday night as a result of yet another routine traffic stop. The stop occurred around the 300 block of Church Street shortly after 7 p.m. Monday when officers learned of two warrants out for Gumpert that were issued by the Special Crimes Unit. Gumpert was wanted for Possession of Controlled Substance greater...

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Routine Traffic Stop Leads To Felony Arrests
Mar04

Routine Traffic Stop Leads To Felony Arrests

A routine traffic stop near the 2100 block of South Broadway Street late Thursday evening led to the arrest of two individuals wanted on felony warrants for Abandonment and Endangerment of a Child and Delivery and Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance. Sulphur Springs Police Department Investigator Mark Estes and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Tony Crouse arrested Katelin Leann Gumpert, 24, and James Christopher...

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Louisiana Man Arrested For Sexual Assault of Local Minor
Mar01

Louisiana Man Arrested For Sexual Assault of Local Minor

Phillip Justin Rhone, 27, of Barksdale, Louisiana was arrested Monday night on charges of Online Solicitation of a Minor and Sexual Assault of a Child. The minor’s parents informed law enforcement officials that their child had not returned home. Officers began investigating and discovered a possible subject in whose presence the minor was at the time. That subject was Rhone. During the investigation officers learned that Rhone...

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“Updated” Round Up Continues in ATV Thefts; Two Arrested Thursday
Feb12

“Updated” Round Up Continues in ATV Thefts; Two Arrested Thursday

Two more arrests have been made in connection with the organized crime ring that has been active in ATV thefts in three states. Christopher Brandon Garcia, 32, of Balch Springs, and Dustin Kyle “Dud” Garcia, 33, of Mesquite, (Pictures now available) were arrested Thursday afternoon in room 221 at the Seagoville Inn in Seagoville Texas. Both were transported to Hopkins County Jail where B. J. Teer set bond at $400,000 each. No JP’s...

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Race/Ethnicity of Traffic Stops in Sulphur Springs Reflect City Population Diversity Ratios
Feb03

Race/Ethnicity of Traffic Stops in Sulphur Springs Reflect City Population Diversity Ratios

Caucasians make up 75% percent of all traffic stops in Sulphur Springs, 11% are African-American, and 12% are Hispanic. In a report to the Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday night, Police Chief Jay Sanders presented an annual racial profiling traffic stop and arrest report. In the report, Sanders pointed out the number of traffic stops for the year total 5113. In those stops officers have only known the race or ethnicity of the...

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City Manager Report Notes Destruction of K-9 Vehicle in Local Fire
Feb03

City Manager Report Notes Destruction of K-9 Vehicle in Local Fire

In his report to the February meeting of the Sulphur Springs City Council, City Manager Marc Maxwell noted street projects completed and those begun. He also noted that work on the Davis/Tomlinson downtown parking lot will begin Friday, February 5th. The city will also be installing lights and landscaping for a county 90-space parking lot to be built at the northeast corner at Jefferson and Rosemont Streets. He also noted the K-9...

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SSPD Monday Press Conference Video Regarding Organized Crime Ring
Feb02

SSPD Monday Press Conference Video Regarding Organized Crime Ring

Monday Press Conference at the Sulphur Springs Police Department allowed a moment for Police Chief Jay Sanders to compliment the detectives who have investigated the theft of a number of all-terrain vehicles taken from NorTex Tractor and other dealerships in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Seven have been arrested and charged locally. Three additional suspects are being sought. Here is the press conference: Share...

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