Body of Missing Man Found Sunday
Jul26

Body of Missing Man Found Sunday

Missing since Sunday morning July 12, the body of Lee Jones, 79, was found Sunday afternoon about one mile from his home on Hopkins County Road 1180. A search team from Bowie County found Jones in rough terrain just south of the County Road, according to Lewis Tatum, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Chief Investigator. Justice of the Peace Brad Cummings pronounced Jones dead around 5 p.m. at the scene. He also ordered an autopsy. Lewis said...

Read More
Not Using, Just Selling; Emory Woman Charged on Seven Counts
Jul24

Not Using, Just Selling; Emory Woman Charged on Seven Counts

A 33-year old Emory woman was charged with seven offenses after a traffic stop just before midnight Thursday night. Hopkins County Deputy Shea Shaw stopped a vehicle on Highway 19 South at FM 1567 West. His arrest report indicates he saw a baggie of marijuana in plain site. The deputy also saw a woman attempt to destroy some crack cocaine in a bottle she had hidden on her person. The woman also claimed ownership of 1.74 grams of...

Read More
“Updated” Former Cumby Teacher Held on Federal Charges
Jul21

“Updated” Former Cumby Teacher Held on Federal Charges

“There’s still a lot of work to do.” Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputy Sgt. Corley Weatherford knows there is more investigation to be accomplished before the federal court trial of a former Cumby ISD math teacher. Weatherford’s statement followed the unsealing of a federal indictment against the former Sulphur Springs resident today (July 21) in a Tyler federal court. The case is now being investigated by...

Read More
Winn Sentenced to 15 Months in TDJC
Jul09

Winn Sentenced to 15 Months in TDJC

 Thursday afternoon in 8th Judicial District Court, Daniel Winn, a former Criminal Investigator with the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, was sentenced to day-for-day 15 months in the Texas Department of Corrections. Winn was sentenced based on 7 counts of tampering with evidence which are state jail felonies. Appointed Special Prosecutor Gary Young of Lamar County and the court dropped 7 third degree felony counts.   Winn’s...

Read More
Dumpster Diving Retrieves Credit Cards, ID Taken in Burglaries
Jul09

Dumpster Diving Retrieves Credit Cards, ID Taken in Burglaries

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigators along with the assistance of an inmate recovered a number of credit cards and other personal information of local citizens who had been burglarized. It was an instance of dumpster diving in a retail trash container located behind a local outlet mall. The inmate, 18-year old Stephen Charles Gilreath, who reported the location of the stolen identification and credit cards, was given the...

Read More
Dive Team Dredge Lakes for Stolen Firearms
Jul06

Dive Team Dredge Lakes for Stolen Firearms

Local law enforcement officers were tipped off by an informant about two stolen firearms that had been thrown into two lakes in Sulphur Springs. One firearm, a 9mm, was thrown into Lake Sulphur Springs, while the other firearm, a 380 auto, was thrown into Peavine Pinion Pool. The two firearms are believed to have been stolen through car burglaries according to Chief Criminal Investigator Lewis Tatum. The weapons have not been tied to...

Read More
Early Morning Armed Robbery
Jul03

Early Morning Armed Robbery

An 18-year old from 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...

Read More
$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...

Read More
“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...

Read More
“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...

Read More