Husband, Wife Arrested Friday Morning For Theft
Apr29

Husband, Wife Arrested Friday Morning For Theft

“If you steal something in Hopkins County, it may have a tracking device that will lead local law enforcement to the location of the item taken and lead to the arrest of the one or ones who removed the items according to Hopkins County Chief Investigator Lewis Tatum. Tatum’s statement is based on an arrest made Friday morning just past the Hopkins County line in Rains County. Ryan Rogers, 40, and Patricia Rogers, 33, of Fruitvale,...

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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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State Jail Felony Charges Filed in Area ATV Theft
Apr22

State Jail Felony Charges Filed in Area ATV Theft

Two Greenville men were arrested Thursday morning at 4 a.m. after they attempted to retrieve an ATV they had tampered with and pushed into a tree line. Last weekend a construction crew alerted Hopkins County Sheriff’s officers that someone had tampered with an ATV the crew had been using in the Brashear area. The ATV was discovered in a tree line where it had been pushed in an attempt to hide it for later retrieval. Hopkins County...

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Woman, Child Injured; Man Arrested
Apr21

Woman, Child Injured; Man Arrested

Robert Jay Aaron, 27, was arrested Wednesday night for Assault and Family Violence and Injury to a Child. Both of the charges are third degree felonies. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call from a third party complainant in reference to a possible assault at an FM 3505 residence in Hopkins County. Upon arrival, deputies observed the other party involved sitting with her child in a vehicle outside the residence....

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Wanted Man’s Luck Breaks Down On Highway 11
Apr21

Wanted Man’s Luck Breaks Down On Highway 11

A short-lived vehicle chase on Highway 11 in Como, Texas resulted in an arrest on Wednesday afternoon. Oscar Garcia, Jr., 37, of Sulphur Springs was arrested on multiple warrants as well as for Evading Arrest and Detention with a Vehicle. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Officers responded to a call in Como involving a subject threatening another person. While in the area, Sergeant Sheets located a maroon Ford F-150 in the parking lot...

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Third Arrest In Child Endangerment (Methamphetamine) Investigation
Apr21

Third Arrest In Child Endangerment (Methamphetamine) Investigation

A third arrest in connection with a Child Protective Services investigation was made Wednesday afternoon. Elizabeth Louise Willis, 30, of Sulphur Springs was arrested at a Cooper residence by Special Crimes Unit Sergeants Mark Estes and Tony Crouse. According to arrest reports, the investigation has found that several children, including a 1-year-old child, have tested positive for methamphetamine. The children were residing with at...

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National DARE Day Proclamation
Apr21

National DARE Day Proclamation

April 21, 2016 is “National D. A. R. E. Day”. In Hopkins County, County Judge Robert Newsom read a proclamation recognizing the day and events that will take place for current 5th grade students in all county schools. Newsom said “This day serves as an occasion for all past and present students that have graduated from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program (DARE).” To commemorate the event, the County Sheriff’s office DARE...

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CPS Child Endangerment Investigation Leads To Arrest Of Cooper Residents
Apr19

CPS Child Endangerment Investigation Leads To Arrest Of Cooper Residents

Raelynn Danielle Arney, 20, and Taliaferro Samory Prince, 33, were both arrested Monday afternoon on felony charges for Endangering a Child. The warrants issued for Arney and Prince came as the result of an approximately two-month long investigation by Hopkins County Special Crimes Unit Sergeant Mark Estes and Child Protective Services agents. According to arrest reports, the investigation found that a 1-year-old child tested positive...

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Hopkins County Man Charges Deputies To Take Their Weapons
Apr18

Hopkins County Man Charges Deputies To Take Their Weapons

Billy Carl Chapman, 27, was arrested Sunday afternoon after an altercation with Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputies. Chapman’s mother made a 911 call to report that her son was “tearing up the house.” When law enforcement arrived on the scene, Chapman verbally requested for the deputies to hand over their weapons. Chapman then charged the deputies and attempted to take their guns, wrapping his arms around one...

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Recent Theft of Livestock Arrest Could Lead to More Arrests and More Cattle Recovered
Apr12

Recent Theft of Livestock Arrest Could Lead to More Arrests and More Cattle Recovered

Special Ranger Tony Hurley said the recovery of 57 head of stolen livestock is just a tip of the iceberg in theft of livestock in the area and will probably lead to Francisco Ledesma and others being charged with engaging in organized crime. Hurley covers an 11 county area in Northeast Texas for the Southwestern Cattlemen’s Association. Hurley stated that an individual working a dairy with a large number of cattle, say 3,000 head, and...

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