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Sheriff Adams Tours New Jail
Aug28

Sheriff Adams Tours New Jail

Thursday morning Hopkins County Sheriff Butch Adams gave KSST and Channel 18 TV a tour of the new county jail under construction.  Sheriff Adams says he expects construction to be finished by mid to late October.  He says construction crews are making up for rain days.  The sheriff says cracks found in ornamental stones at the bottom of the building are not foundation related and are fixable.  Jail capacity will be 192 including a big...

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Local Man Arrested After Releasing Private Sex Tape of Ex-girlfriend.
Aug21

Local Man Arrested After Releasing Private Sex Tape of Ex-girlfriend.

A 30-year old man from Sulphur Springs has been charged with releasing a private sex tape owned by his ex-girlfriend. Joshua Cullen Lonidier was charged with three counts of improper photography or visual recording before Justice of the Peace Brad Cummings who set bond for each of count at $35,000 for a total of $105, 000. The man reportedly sent the video to his ex-girlfriend’s family after they broke up. Hopkins County...

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Shovel Used in Aggravated Assault; Disabled Person Injured
Aug19

Shovel Used in Aggravated Assault; Disabled Person Injured

A 58-year old Pickton man, Alfred Ray Scott, faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and injury to a disabled person after an arrest Tuesday night. The man was said to be uncooperative during a magistrate’s hearing Wednesday morning when he continually interupted Justice of the Peace B. J. Teer. Teer had Scott returned to his cell and Scott is expected to see a justice of the peace again Thursday morning....

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Early Morning Drug Arrest
Aug18

Early Morning Drug Arrest

A Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a speeding auto early Tuesday morning on FM 2297. The driver of the auto was nervous as she was questioned by  the officer. A search of the vehicle revealed 5.5 grams of a controlled substance. Taylor Alane Hunter, 25, was arrested and transported to Hopkins County Jail. Tuesday morning, Justice of the Peace Brad Cummings set bond for Hunter at $25,000 for the second degree felony...

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Delta County Man Had 5.5 Grams of Meth When Arrested in Hopkins County
Aug15

Delta County Man Had 5.5 Grams of Meth When Arrested in Hopkins County

Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 39-year old Cooper man, Randy Dale Hargrave, for four violation of probation warrants from Delta County at a County Road 4777 residence early Saturday morning.  A search of his person resulted in discovery of 5.5 grams of methamphetamine Share...

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Man Hides Behind the Wrong Door
Aug13

Man Hides Behind the Wrong Door

A 24-year old Sulphur Springs man, Nathan James “Lumpy” Bearden, was arrested Wednesday evening at 9 p.m. for burglary of a habitation. While Sheriff’s deputies were performing warrant service at a local hotel, a woman told them someone had entered her room without her permission. She had left her room briefly and left the door ajar. Someone told her a man ran into her room and closed the door. Management opened the...

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“Updated” Child Endangerment, Theft, Controlled Substance Charges Filed on Pair in Hopkins County
Aug07

“Updated” Child Endangerment, Theft, Controlled Substance Charges Filed on Pair in Hopkins County

A 30-year old Terrell woman and a 37-year old Rockwall man were arrested early Thursday morning at a Hopkins County resident south of Como where they were staying in connection with a Kaufman County theft case. Lydia Ellen Campbell has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, theft over $1500 and child endangerment before JP B.J. Teer who set bonds totaling $55,000. After his wife had a magistrate’s hearing...

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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...

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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...

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“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...

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