Dan Hamiter, 79, has been charged with theft of property over $1500 but less than $20,000 in a magistrates hearing Saturday morning at Hopkins County Jail. Hamiter was arrested Friday morning just after 9 a.m. at his home. A two time candidate for Sulphur Springs City Council and a local businessman know by his nickname “Dan the Man”, Hamiter purchased items at an auction conducted recently in Hopkins County at an auction house on State Highway 154. However, his check bounced. He was allegedly given time to make the check good but failed to do so.
Hopkins County Criminal Investigator Jace Anglin obtained a warrant for Hamiter’s arrest. Theft of property at this amount is a state jail felony. Bond for Hamiter was set at $10,000 by Justice of the Peace B. J. Teer.