Bond Set in Aggravated Assault of a Peace Officer
Feb08

Bond Set in Aggravated Assault of a Peace Officer

A Hopkins County man is in the county jail charged with Aggravated Assault of a Peace Officer following a standoff in which he fired a pistol several times at Sheriff’s deputies and the SWAT Team. Jerry Walton Crawford, 62, had barricaded himself in his residence on CR 1174. When Crawford exited his house due to tear gas, he had in hand his weapon. He was taken to Memorial Hospital ICU Thursday night and released Sunday afternoon when...

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Duct Tape and Back to Work; Man to be Charged With Assault of a Peace Officer
Feb05

Duct Tape and Back to Work; Man to be Charged With Assault of a Peace Officer

A piece of duct tape borrowed from the fire department first responders at the scene and it was back to work for Hopkins County Deputy Koby Hume Thursday night after he and others responded to a call on County Road 1174. A man was threatening to kill himself at a residence on the county road. When officers arrived, the man began firing his weapon at them. One of the bullets went through the windshield of a patrol vehicle and another...

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New Jail Serves as Hostel For the Night
Jan29

New Jail Serves as Hostel For the Night

A prisoner transport passing through Hopkins County profited from the new accommodations at the Hopkins County jail. Approximately 13 were housed overnight locally Thursday night. The prisoner transport vehicle broke down in the county. With a jail capacity of 192, the additional prisoners did not move the facility toward non-compliance with jail standards. Numbers had been an issue with the old jail building. The hosted prisioners...

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*UPDATE* Another Arrest in November ATV Theft at Nor-Tex Tractor; As Many As 21 Potential Arrests To Come
Jan28

*UPDATE* Another Arrest in November ATV Theft at Nor-Tex Tractor; As Many As 21 Potential Arrests To Come

Yet another arrest has been made in connection with an organized crime ring that surfaced in Hopkins County last November. Ricardo Saldivar, 34, of Combine, Texas was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for engaging in organized criminal activity. He is now the fifth individual arrested in the case. Investigator Tony Hurley and Sulphur Springs Police Department Detective Rusty Stillwagoner arrested Saldivar in Seagoville, Texas and took...

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Third Arrest Made in All-Terrain Vehicles Theft at NorTex Tractor
Jan25

Third Arrest Made in All-Terrain Vehicles Theft at NorTex Tractor

According to Hopkins County Chief Criminal Investigator Lewis Tatum, Darrell Wayne Waites was picked up at the Rapides Parish, Louisiana Jail and transported to Hopkins County Jail without incident. Waites was picked up on a warrant for Organized Criminal Activity in connection with the November theft of six all-terrain vehicles from NorTex Tractor in Sulphur Springs. He is the third person to be arrested. Hopkins County Deputy Major...

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Two Arrested For Engaging In Organized Criminal Activity
Jan07

Two Arrested For Engaging In Organized Criminal Activity

Joshua Christopher Terry, age 34, and Laronda Kaye Reed, 29, both of Kemp, Texas were arrested Wednesday, January 6 on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity. A complaint filed with local law enforcement cited a November 23, 2015 incident in which Reed was accused of the theft of six all-terrain vehicles from NorTex Tractor in Sulphur Springs. The ATVs were valued at over $30,000 but less than $150,000. The defendants may...

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Four Arrested in Drug Bust
Dec31

Four Arrested in Drug Bust

A drug bust for the Sulphur Springs Special Crimes Unit Wednesday night resulted in the recovery of a weapon and the arrest of four individuals. All four are in Hopkins County Jail where Justice of the Peace B J Teer set bond at $30,000 each. Other information regarding the arrest is unavailable due to holiday. Arrested were:   Jennifer Leigh Jesters Cain, 32,       Blake Adam Friddle 21,      ...

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Capital Murder Pleas Save County Money
Dec31

Capital Murder Pleas Save County Money

When Patrick Wayne McMahan and Cody Scott Shaw plead guilty to the capital murder of their employer Gary Maynard, Hopkins County breathed a sigh of relief. Citizens in the county were relieved that the event of Mr. Maynard’s murder had found a just ending and they were relieved that the bulk of the cost of a capital murder trial had been averted. Shaw was sentenced to life in prison without parole and McMahan to straight life with...

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Sheriff’s Department Seeks Funding for Blood Hounds
Dec24

Sheriff’s Department Seeks Funding for Blood Hounds

In hopes of getting some financial support from the Hopkins County Commissioners Court, Sheriff’s Department Corporal Walt Kimmel put on a demonstration of his bloodhounds Tuesday behind the Sedalco Construction Building on Houston Street across from the new jail. The dogs have already been out three times to aid Sheriff’s Office cases. Kimmel, the department’s dog handler for the bloodhounds, said the dogs are only used...

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Yates to Stand Trial in January
Dec21

Yates to Stand Trial in January

A January trial date in 8th Judicial Court is being set for Stanton Wayne Yates following Monday’s court docket that included a total of 52 cases. The docket called for Yates to face three charges of burglary of a habitation, theft of property under $20,000, three counts of theft of a firearm, and to be arraigned before District Judge Eddie Northcutt for four counts of engaging in organized criminal activity.   Yates is one of two...

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