Early Morning Armed Robbery
Jul03

Early Morning Armed Robbery

An 18-year old Winnsboro was arrested for the early Friday morning armed robbery of a couple in Hopkins County. Jason Floyd Koenig Junior faces a charge of aggravated robbery. A couple reported that they were robbed by a man with a .22-caliber pistol just before 3 a.m. At Highway 11 West and County Road 4703 Century Lake Road. The man took a wallet and a purse. A short time later, Sheriff’s deputies arrested a suspect. In his...

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$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” Burglar Broke Down, Busted
Jul02

“Updated” Burglar Broke Down, Busted

Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies found a vehicle reported stolen abandoned at County Road 1110 and County Road 1171. It had been taken from a County Road 1112 residence. Then a man drove up and told deputies his father’s truck had been stolen from a residence at County Road 1110 and County Road 1218. The description of the truck matched one that had been found on County Road 1100 East at FM 2653. A man seen near the...

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“Updated” Collin County Man in Hopkins County Jail For Local Burglary
Jul02

“Updated” Collin County Man in Hopkins County Jail For Local Burglary

Ethan Reilly Will, 18, is in Hopkins County Jail following his arrest in Collin County. Will was arrested in connection with a break-in in Collin County but has been tied to a number of items taken in a recent Hopkins County burglary at a residence on State Highway 11. More arrests are possible. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Chief Criminal Investigator Lewis Tatum said a saddle and several firearms were recovered which led to the...

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Collin County Man Arrested for Local Burglary
Jul01

Collin County Man Arrested for Local Burglary

Most of the items taken in a recent Hopkins County burglary have been recovered and a Collin County man has been arrested in connection with the break-in in Collin County. More arrests are possible. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Chief Criminal Investigator Lewis Tatum said a saddle and several firearms were recovered which led to the arrest. He stated that serial numbers on the items provided by the owner enabled the find. Other...

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Drove Into House; Sitting in Jail
Jul01

Drove Into House; Sitting in Jail

A 22 year old man has been charged with several offenses after he ended up driving his vehicle into a home on FM 1567 at County Road 1190 just after 6 a.m. Tuesday. Fortunately there were no injuries. 22-year old Colton Blake Skinner was charged with tampering with evidence and possession of a controlled substance before Justice of the Peace B.J. Teer who set bond at $15,000 total. The man apparently tossed some pills out of the...

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Man Arrested For Assault With A Deadly Weapon
Jun26

Man Arrested For Assault With A Deadly Weapon

A 27-year old Sulphur Springs man was arrested after he reportedly struck his wife with fists and threatened her with a knife during a disturbance. Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies were sent to a report of a disturbance on County Road 1190 at 2 p.m. Thursday. The woman told police her husband had struck her several times and held a knife to her throat. There were signs that the woman had been struck and had been nicked by the...

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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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Arrest of Brothers Clearing Burglary Cases in Five Counties
Jun19

Arrest of Brothers Clearing Burglary Cases in Five Counties

A little over a week ago, Collin County lawmen arrested two Hunt County brothers during an alleged burglary in progress. They were found to be in possession of a gun reportedly stolen from Hopkins County. After a week of investigation, Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies Dennis Findley and Charles Humphries continue to find stolen weapons and work to make addition county burglary cases against the pair. Chief Criminal Investigator...

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Hunt County Brothers Arrested; Clears Burglaries in Hopkins County
Jun12

Hunt County Brothers Arrested; Clears Burglaries in Hopkins County

Two Hunt County brothers, who are in Collin County jail for burglary of a habitation, will clear up to seven  burglaries being investigated by Hopkins County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigators according to Chief Criminal Investigator Lewis Tatum. Stanton Wayne Yates, 31, (left) and Perry Jeff Yates, 30, (right) were arrested June 3rd in Collin County. Perry Yates is being held on a $15,000 bond for burglary. His brother Stanton is...

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