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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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Ownership of Malnourished Horses Relinquished
Jul02

Ownership of Malnourished Horses Relinquished

An elderly person unable to care for the five horses the individual owned relinquished her rights to the horses to the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Saturday morning. The five horses were extremely malnourished but not beyond recovering good health, according to Kobe Hume, Animal Cruelty Investigator for the Hopkins County Sheriff’s office. Hume received a call regarding the horses in the Cumby area late Friday afternoon. On...

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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office/SPCA of Texas Seize 12 Dogs, 2 Horses from Como Residence
Jun28

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office/SPCA of Texas Seize 12 Dogs, 2 Horses from Como Residence

Hopkins County Sheriff’s officers and investigators assisted by the SPCA of Texas (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) seized 12 dogs, five of which were puppies, and two horses from 412 McBride St in Como,TX Tuesday afternoon. The animals were seized after an investigation by the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office following a number of complaints from neighbors of the residence. Deputy Sheriff and County Animal...

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Woman Arrested for Injury to a Child
Jun09

Woman Arrested for Injury to a Child

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a disturbance involving a juvenile in the 100 block of Sandy Hill Road Wednesday night around 9:30 p.m. There the investigating deputy found a juvenile with visible marks on the back of his neck. The deputy was directed across the road to the neighbor’s house where contact was made with the alleged suspect. During the interview with the suspect, the deputy noted a strong odor of...

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Resident Fires Weapon to Scare Intruder
May26

Resident Fires Weapon to Scare Intruder

A call to a disturbance at a residence on CR 4131 in the Cumby area Wednesday night around 9 p.m. was answered by Cumby police and Hopkins County Sheriff’s officers. At the residence, they found and arrested Billy Carl Chapman, 27, of Sulphur Springs highly intoxicated. According to the residents who called in the complaint, Chapman had kicked in the kitchen door and was standing in their kitchen when they first encountered him. The...

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Three Arrested For Recent Burglary
May13

Three Arrested For Recent Burglary

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Investigators worked quickly to solve a burglary case and arrested three individuals on Thursday in connection with the incident that occurred two days prior. According to information given to KSST by Criminal Investigator Dennis Findley, Chase Alan Harrison, 23, had previously lived at a residence located at 6151 State Highway 19 South and was aware that the current property owners would be out...

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SCU Marijuana Bust Leads To More Problems For Sulphur Springs Man
May12

SCU Marijuana Bust Leads To More Problems For Sulphur Springs Man

Kelvin Dionn Harrison, 47, of Sulphur Springs was arrested Wednesday morning by Special Crimes Unit Detective Sergeant Tony Crouse on three charges. A caller, who asked to remain anonymous, informed Sgt. Crouse of suspicious activity taking place at an East Beckham Street residence. During an investigation of the property, Sgt. Crouse noticed from the street that marijuana plants were being grown outside the residence in plain...

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