When a tractor almost hit a vehicle on Spur 71 in Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County Deputies were called. Upon arriving near the scene of the near accident, the deputy found a tractor parked in the middle of the roadway. William Pearce Ewton, 44, of Sulphur Springs was attempting to drive the tractor. The Deputy stated that it was obvious Ewton was under the influence of something.
The deputy invited Sulphur Springs Police to assist. It was found that Ewton was too intoxicated to tell where he got the tractor and to whom it belonged. A search of the tractor well found two sets of golf clubs, six fishing poles, and a tackle box. The items had been stolen in the Peerless area from two different locations. The tractor had also been stolen.
Ewton was arrested and charged with Theft of Property over $30,000 but under $150,000, Burglary of a Building, Theft of Property over $100 but under $750, and Public Intoxication.