Wedneday morning Sulphur Springs Police Detective Monty Tipps was securing a warrant for the arrest of an individual for the theft of cattle panels from Hopkins County Regional Civic Center. A lead suspect was developed late Tuesday and an arrest is expected soon. As local law enforcement continue their investigation, Sulphur Springs Police and the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Investigators would like to speak to anyone who purchased Priefert panels on or after Sunday March 27, 2016. The panels would have been offered for sale by a black male in or from Sulphur Springs. If you or anyone purchased panels, please contact Detective Monty Tipps or County Chief Investigator Lewis Tatum.
For some time now, cattle panels worth approximately $15,000 have gone missing from the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center, according to civic center staff. This has prompted the Civic Center to install security cameras. The cameras have provided information.
The latest theft occurred this past weekend according to the cameras. At 11 p.m. Saturday night the thief stacked the panels behind the building and returned at 6 a.m. the next morning to pick up the panels.
If you have any information regarding the thefts, contact the Sulphur Springs Police Department or Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office.