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Multiple Illegal Drugs Found During Traffic Stop
Sep28

Multiple Illegal Drugs Found During Traffic Stop

Two men and a woman from El Dorado, Arkansas face drug charges after Cumby Police Officer Ryan Johnson made a traffic stop on their vehicle at the 110 mile marker of I-30 at around 4:45 a.m. Wednesday. One of the men fled the scene but was soon captured. The smell of marijuana led to a search of the vehicle. The officer found 4.1 ounces of meth, a small amount of cocaine and 3.9 ounces of marijuana. 30-year old Willis Devin Johnson...

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Texas is #13 in Strictest DUI Laws: You May Be Surprised Where Hopkins County Fits In
Aug12

Texas is #13 in Strictest DUI Laws: You May Be Surprised Where Hopkins County Fits In

“With drunk driving resulting in roughly 1 million arrests, 10,000 deaths and $44 billion in economic damage each year, we released an in-depth report on 2017’s Strictest & Most Lenient States on DUI.” WalletHub explained. Texas is #13 on the strictness sale. In Texas there were 987 fatalities due to DUI incidents in 2016. In 2016 Hopkins County had 39 DUI crashes, specifically 8 were in Sulphur Springs. To view the...

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Wood County Sheriff’s Report July 12-18, 2017
Jul21

Wood County Sheriff’s Report July 12-18, 2017

July 12th Deputies were dispatched to CR 1686 near Alba, at approximately 12:35 a.m., in reference to a possible burglary. Deputies searched the residence and the scene was cleared. Deputies were dispatched to CR 2377 near Alba, at approximately 7:25 a.m., in reference to an alarm. Deputies checked the area and the building was secure. Deputies were dispatched to Comanche near Quitman, at approximately 7:54 a.m., in reference to a...

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Special Ranger Tex Maynard Presents Program at HC Posse Meeting
Jul18

Special Ranger Tex Maynard Presents Program at HC Posse Meeting

Roger “Tex” Maynard may be retired from the Texas Department of Public Safety as a State Trooper, and retired from Hopkins County as Constable Precinct 1, but he is also a charter member of the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Posse. In honor of the Posse’s 30th anniversary in 2017, Tex presented a program during the July meeting about the early days of posse work in Hopkins County.   The organization was formed...

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13 year old collecting for Deputies
Jun29

13 year old collecting for Deputies

If you have any questions or comments or wish to donate or purchase a T-Shirt, call or email Silvia Reyes at (903) 569-3711   or  [email protected] Share...

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911 Connection Event
May27

911 Connection Event

By Savannah Owens The 911 Connection event was put on by the first responders to educate children and the public about safety.   “The city of Commerce has a fire education trailer and the Sulphur Springs firemen asked if we would bring the trailer over and teach the kids about fire safety. It’s important to get people used to practicing [their safety plans].” Myles Zimmerman a firefighter from Commerce said as...

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Hopkins County Teen Court
Jan12

Hopkins County Teen Court

Hopkins County Teen Court is an event to behold. Phrases like “If it pleases the court” and “No further questions your Honor” are used and used well. A trial, complete with a twelve member jury, takes place each month. Judge and Bailiffs aside, teens makeup the entire court.  Both sides even interview potential jury members, and in turn strike potentials for various reasons. At a basic level, Teen Court...

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Hopkins County Sheriff Butch Adams Retires
Dec22

Hopkins County Sheriff Butch Adams Retires

Hopkins County Sheriff Butch Adams will end his more than 39 year law enforcement career when he retires December 31. He started at the Sulphur Springs Police Department before moving over to the Sheriff’s Department. When he was first elected Sheriff, he decided his goal was to serve for 20 years. Sheriff Adams said when he hit that mark, he decided he was done and was ready to go. He said the job had its’ trials and...

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Chief Deputy Ricky Morgan Retiring
Dec22

Chief Deputy Ricky Morgan Retiring

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Ricky Morgan is retiring at the same time as Sheriff Butch Adams, a man that he worked alongside for the past 20 years. Chief Deputy Morgan also was a Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy for 10 years. He said his favorite thing about the job was the friends he had made that he now considers family. His plans are to continue flying his airplane and doing flight instruction. Chief Deputy Morgan also...

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Cooper Drug Bust Leads to Arrests, Further Investigation
Jul13

Cooper Drug Bust Leads to Arrests, Further Investigation

The Delta County Sheriff’s office conducted a drug bust on July 12, 2016 in Cooper, TX after eight weeks of undercover investigation. The investigation involved 15 undercover drug purchases at different addresses by an undercover commissioned officer during the last two weeks of the investigation before the arrests were made. Seven individuals were arrested with two still on the loose. Those arrested were Roy Edward Battle with...

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