New Charges Filed Against Hollis Sartin
Jan28

New Charges Filed Against Hollis Sartin

40-year old Hollis Blaine Sartin of Pickton now faces an additional charge after he reportedly entered Wal-Mart with a pistol last Friday night causing evacuation of the store.  I talked with Sulphur Springs Police Detective Sgt. David Gilmore Wednesday morning. http://www.ksstradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Terroristic-Threat.mp3 Sartin was charged with terroristic threat before JP B.J. Teer Wednesday and bond was set at...

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Walmart Evacuated, Hollis Blaine Sartin of Sulphur Springs was Arrested Saturday Morning
Jan24

Walmart Evacuated, Hollis Blaine Sartin of Sulphur Springs was Arrested Saturday Morning

A man who carried a gun into Wal-Mart in Sulphur Springs forcing the store to be evacuated Friday night around 10 p.m. was arrested Saturday morning for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle (truck) from a Hope, Arkansas auto dealer.  The man has been identified as 40-year old Hollis Blaine Sartin of Sulphur Springs.  He’s in the Hopkins County Jail facing a charge of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. Sartin is expected to have a...

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Como Man Arrested for Sexual Assault
Jan21

Como Man Arrested for Sexual Assault

A 53-year old Como man turned himself in at the Hopkins County Jail Wednesday for sexual assault involving two girls, ages eight and ten.  Terry Reese Tanton was charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child before Justice of the Peace Brad Cummings who set bond at $100,000 on each count.  A Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office source said the incidents occurred during a two-week period recently.  ...

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MANHUNT OVER EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT
Jan17

MANHUNT OVER EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT

The manhunt is over as 46-year old Mark Covington of Pickton was arrested shortly after midnight in Hunt County.  Shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Investigators and Deputies were alerted that the subject of the manhunt was at a club in Campbell at I-30 and Highway 50 in Hunt County.  As lawmen closed in, the subject again took off running.  Hopkins County lawmen aided by the Greenville Police Department and K9...

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“Updated” Manhunt in Hopkins County
Jan15

“Updated” Manhunt in Hopkins County

A man wanted for a parole violation ran from Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies as they approached a car he was in Thursday night. Despite use of a DPS helicopter, the man evaded lawmen in a large wooded area off FM 2285 near Pleasant Grove. The man, identified as Mark Covington is bald and has a teardrop tattoo under one eye.  We hear more about this from Hopkins County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigator Dennis...

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Hopkins County Sheriff Says Crime is Dropping
Jan09

Hopkins County Sheriff Says Crime is Dropping

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“Updated Audio” Irving Man Arrested For Solicitation of a Minor for Sex
Jan05

“Updated Audio” Irving Man Arrested For Solicitation of a Minor for Sex

Hopkins County JP for Precinct 1 B.J. Teer set a $20,000 bond for 44-year old Charles Richard Walters of Irving, who was charged with on-line solicitation of a minor, sexual conduct. Walters was arrested Friday at 7:44 p.m. at a location on League Street in Sulphur Springs. After his arrest he reportedly confessed to talking with a minor under the age of 17 by e-mail and text in a sexually explicit manner and arranging a meeting with...

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Local Law Enforcement Has Quiet New Years
Jan01

Local Law Enforcement Has Quiet New Years

It was a relatively quiet New Year’s Eve and first few hours of New Year’s Day for local law enforcement officers. The Sulphur Springs Police Department reported one man drove off of Main Street near Turtle Creek and went over a guardrail. He did not end up in any water and he was not injured. The police department had three arrests for public intoxication. There was one arrest for DWI. An officer stopped one driver for speeding and...

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Hallsville Man Arrested for On-Line Solicitation of a Minor for Sexual Conduct
Dec31

Hallsville Man Arrested for On-Line Solicitation of a Minor for Sexual Conduct

A 23-year old Hallsville man traveled to Sulphur Springs Tuesday night expecting to meet up with a 15-year old girl for sexual activity only to be met by officers from the Sulphur Springs Police Department and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department. Colbey Wayne Simpson was charged with on-line solicitation of a minor for sexual conduct before Justice of the Peace Ronny Glossup who set bond at $20,000. The suspect thought he was chatting...

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Cattle Theft Thwarted by Toney Hurley
Dec25

Cattle Theft Thwarted by Toney Hurley

Former Hopkins County Sheriff’s Chief Criminal Investigator Toney Hurley, now a Special Ranger with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, recently teamed up with another special ranger in the arrests of two Arkansas men for theft of 70 head of livestock and theft of ranch equipment in Texas and Arkansas. Both men were arrested in Arkansas and then were taken to the Panola County Jail in Texas.

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