In Hopkins County 8th Judicial District Court Monday afternoon, Jacob Thompson plead guilty before the court to a first degree felony theft of livestock and a second degree felony theft of property. He received 10 years’ probation for the first degree felony and 10 years deferred probation for the felony 2. In June of 2014, he was arrested by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raiser’s Association Special Ranger Toney Hurley in connection with an aggravated theft by check case at Sulphur Springs Livestock Auction. Ranger Hurley says in October 2013, Thompson attempted to purchase 400 head of cattle from Sulphur Springs Livestock Auction with bad checks totaling more than $300,000.
Also in court Monday, Jason Floyd Koenig, Jr. will continue probation and attend a 6 month Substance Abuse program for evading arrest. Koenig, from Winnsboro was arrested for the early Friday morning, July 3, 2015 for an armed robbery of a couple in Hopkins County. A couple reported that they were robbed by a man with a .22-caliber pistol just before 3 a.m. at Highway 11 West and County Road 4703 Century Lake Road. The man took a wallet and a purse. A short time later, Sheriff’s deputies arrested Koenig. In his vehicle they found a .22 pistol, brass knuckles, stolen property, drug paraphernalia and some marijuana. During booking, two Xanax pills were found on his person.
Christopher Adam Pena was sentenced to five years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for possession of marijuana under 50 lbs., a third degree felony.