Arrest Made in County Burglaries Investigation
May16

Arrest Made in County Burglaries Investigation

James Alexander Pringle, 24, was arrested by Hopkins County Sheriff’s officers assisted by Quitman law enforcement Friday. According to Hopkins County Criminal Investigator Lewis Tatum, Pringle, who was living in a shed in Quitman, has been identified as one of the individuals who have been burglarizing homes and autos in the county. Pringle’s activity was identified as specifically in the Peerless area.  Saturday morning...

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Flags Lowered on National Peace Officers Memorial Day
May15

Flags Lowered on National Peace Officers Memorial Day

Friday morning, May 15, Marine Corps League Detachment 1357 lowered the flags at Celebration Plaza and the Hopkins County Courthouse in honor of those peace officers who have died in the line of duty. The ceremony was attended by Hopkins County Sheriff’s officers as well as Sulphur Springs Police officers. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which the...

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County Criminal Investigators Have Leads in Burglaries
May14

County Criminal Investigators Have Leads in Burglaries

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigators are working two leads as they seek the individual or individuals responsible for several nights of car burglaries in Hopkins County. Chief Criminal Investigator Lewis Tatum said the burglaries have occurred in the Shaggy area, County Road 3341 where it crosses I-30, east of the country club overpass, on and around County Road 2310, and along FM 2560 in the Martin Springs area. Lewis...

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Late Night Burglaries Occurring  Hopkins County
May12

Late Night Burglaries Occurring Hopkins County

For several nights, two to three car burglaries have occurred in Hopkins County according to Hopkins County Chief Criminal Investigator Lewis Tatum. The burglaries have occurred in the Shaggy area, County Road 3341 where it crosses I-30, east of the country club overpass, on and around County Road 2310, and along FM 2560 in the Martin Springs area. Lewis encourages rural residents to lock the doors of their vehicles. He said purses...

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“UPDATED” Ross Autopsy; Ranger’s Investigation Into Death Nears Completion
May06

“UPDATED” Ross Autopsy; Ranger’s Investigation Into Death Nears Completion

KSST has been given a copy of the Autopsy Report in the death of Tony Chance Ross by his family. The autopsy was conducted March 9th at 12:35 p.m. at the Tyler Forensic Center. The autopsy was requested by Smith County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, Gary Alfred following Ross’ death on March 8, at 2:50 p.m. Dr. David L. Zimmerman was the forensic pathologist. On an additional page faxed to KSST, the Ross family outlined their...

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Winn Reaches Plea Agreement; DA Puts His Investigations on a Case by Case Basis
Apr23

Winn Reaches Plea Agreement; DA Puts His Investigations on a Case by Case Basis

“It will be on a case by case basis. Hopefully, it should not affect too many cases. We will just make sure that the defense is aware of the situation.” District Attorney Will Ramsay made the preceding statement following a plea bargain reached for Daniel Madison Winn, 35, in 8th Judicial District Court Tuesday. Ramsay, who had named Gary Young of Lamar County as special prosecutor for the case, made his statement in response to KSST...

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Allen Sentenced to Life in Prison
Apr21

Allen Sentenced to Life in Prison

Late Tuesday afternoon, Robert Dwayne Allen, 46, was sentenced to Life in prision by 8th Judicial District Judge Eddie Northcutt. He is eligible for parole after 30 calendar years and will be credited for the time he has served in Hopkins County Jail. Judge Northcutt found Allen in violation of parole as true and found Allen guilty of aggravate sexual assault of a child, which was the original charge. Allen violated parole beginning...

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“Updated” Daylight Home Burglaries Plagues Sulphur Springs.
Mar05

“Updated” Daylight Home Burglaries Plagues Sulphur Springs.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Chief Criminal Investigator Lewis Tatum is urging county residents to be the nosiest neighbor you can be to help the Sheriff’s Office arrest a group of thieves who have recently burglarized several homes in the south part of the county during the day. The thieves like to kick a door open, grab items and get out quick. Tatum is hoping someone will get a description or a license plate number of a...

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Jail Project Under Budget and Making Up Time
Feb12

Jail Project Under Budget and Making Up Time

Progress continues to be made on the new Hopkins County Jail project. The project is just a few days behind schedule and under budget. It is still scheduled to be finished in October. I got an update from County Judge Robert Newsom Thursday morning....

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Sean Michael Brown of Mt. Pleasant Faces a Charge of Indecency With a Child
Feb11

Sean Michael Brown of Mt. Pleasant Faces a Charge of Indecency With a Child

28-year Sean Michael Brown of Mt. Pleasant faces a charge of indecency with a child in connection with an October 31 incident in Hopkins County. Brown turned himself in at the Camp County Jail in Pittsburg just after 9 a.m. Tuesday. He was later transferred to the Hopkins County Jail

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