Eternal Flame at the Veterans Memorial Vandalized
Nov25

Eternal Flame at the Veterans Memorial Vandalized

The Sulphur Springs Police Department is investigating extensive vandalism of the Eternal Flame located at the Veterans Memorial on Celebration Plaza that occurred sometime overnight Monday or early Tuesday morning. The vandalism was discovered Tuesday morning. The Eternal Flame is now tilting toward the County Courthouse and it appears has been dented. The Eternal Flame is in an area not under camera surveillance. Police Chief Jay...

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“Updated” County Jail Progress
Nov19

“Updated” County Jail Progress

Tuesday a work crew began pouring concrete at the new Hopkins County Jail site. County Judge Robert Newsom said the pour was for a fire lane that is on the west side of the proposed new jail. After it was completed, work began on pouring the foundation in sections. Lots of underground plumbing and electrical work has been done to get ready for the foundation pours. The last report had the jail project 17 days behind schedule. Judge...

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Two Men from the Metroplex Were Arrested at a Hillcrest Drive Truck Stop
Nov16

Two Men from the Metroplex Were Arrested at a Hillcrest Drive Truck Stop

Two men from the Metroplex were arrested at a Hillcrest Drive truck stop for delivery of marijuana in Sulphur Springs Thursday afternoon. Working with a confidential informant, members of the city and county Special Crimes Unit made the arrest just before 3 p.m. Thursday. About one pound of marijuana was found in a bag inside a trashcan. 28-year old Michael Lee Mitchell of Dallas and 26-year old Dominique Jerome Ledbetter of Grand...

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“Updated” Murder Suspect Found Dead
Nov11

“Updated” Murder Suspect Found Dead

http://www.ksstradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Franklin-Co.-Murder.mp3 The body of a man wanted for murder in Franklin County was found in Hopkins County Tuesday morning. Authorities believe 55-year old Keith Lynn McDowell died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His body and vehicle were found just before 8 a.m. on County Road 2381. McDowell was wanted for the murder of 31-year old Angie Joe Smith, who was shot to death just...

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“Updated” Samuel Moses Williams Arrested for Sexual Assualt
Oct31

“Updated” Samuel Moses Williams Arrested for Sexual Assualt

A 24-year old Sulphur Springs man was arrested twice and his 23-year old Sulphur Springs girlfriend once on Thursday. Samuel Moses Williams was initially arrested at his jobsite for failure to register as a sex offender. It is alleged the man did not tell police when he moved or got a job. In the jail he was also arrested for two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14. JP Yvonne King set bond for Williams at $200,000...

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Former Hopkins County Sheriff’s Investigator, Daniel Winn Hit With New Charges
Oct29

Former Hopkins County Sheriff’s Investigator, Daniel Winn Hit With New Charges

Former Hopkins County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigator, 34-year old Daniel Winn of Sulphur Springs, was arrested Monday for twelve more counts of tampering with physical evidence and one count of tampering with a witness. The charges were the result of an investigation by Texas Ranger John Vance into the theft of drugs from the Sheriff’s Office Evidence...

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“Updated” Hopkins County Sheriff’s Detective Daniel Winn Arrested
Oct23

“Updated” Hopkins County Sheriff’s Detective Daniel Winn Arrested

A Hopkins County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigator, 34-year old Daniel Madison Winn of Sulphur Springs, has been arrested and charged with tampering with physical evidence. Indications are the charge involves theft of drugs from the Sheriff’s evidence room. JP Yvonne King set bond for Winn at $25,000. Winn was asked to take a drug test. Then a two-day Sheriff’s investigation resulted in his arrest. A Texas Ranger is now assisting in the...

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County Jail Passes Annual Inspection
Oct16

County Jail Passes Annual Inspection

The Hopkins County Jail passed its’ annual inspection from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards Wednesday. Sheriff Butch Adams said there was one area, involving giving inmates time in their exercise yard every week, that the inspector gave the jail a passing grade on but said he wanted to revisit it in 60 days. Sheriff Adams said the inspector spent just about all day going over all aspects of the...

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HC Sheriff’s Deputy Shea Shaw Will Receive a Life Saving Award
Oct01

HC Sheriff’s Deputy Shea Shaw Will Receive a Life Saving Award

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Shea Shaw received a medal Thursday for protecting the lives of a Michigan couple after their vehicle broke down on I-30 on September 25. There was a close call as another vehicle was in collision with the rear of Deputy Shaw’s patrol truck. During a medal ceremony Thursday, County Judge Robert Newsom read information prepared by Corporal Dennis Findley and Criminal Investigator Daniel Winn. The medal...

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Former Law Enforcement Officer Pleads Guilty
Sep29

Former Law Enforcement Officer Pleads Guilty

Former Sulphur Springs Policeman and former Hopkins County Sheriff’s Crime Prevention Officer Rex Morgan entered guilty pleas Monday to thefts from the Sheriff’s evidence room and was sentenced to 10-years probation and 180-days in the County Jail. 8th District Court Judge Eddie Northcutt also fined Morgan $2,000 for each offense. Pills and a firearm were taken from the evidence room....

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