Former Hopkins County Criminal Investigator Daniel Winn was indicted by a Hopkins County Grand Jury on March 4. Winn was indicted on seven counts of tampering with evidence, on one count of tampering with a witness and on seven counts of diversion of a controlled substance for personal use. The cases were presented by a Special Prosecutor, Lamar County District Attorney Gary Young. Young was appointed by Hopkins, Franklin and Delta County District Attorney Will Ramsey.
Winn was arrested on October 23 for tampering with physical evidence. More cases were filed against him on October 27 for tampering with physical evidence and one for tampering with a witness. The initial charge was filed as a result of a Sheriff’s Department investigation. Additional charges were added after an investigation by Texas Ranger John Vance.