Stolen Firearm Found During Disturbance Call

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Sulphur Springs Police responded to a disturbance in the 200 block of Locust Street Saturday evening around 8:30 p.m. There they found Meldrick Dewayne Roland, 26 of Sulphur Springs in close proximity to a Chevy 2500 Pickup. He  admitted that he was the last person in the vehicle and the one who drove the pickup to the location. In the vehicle was a firearm laying in plain view with the window down. A check on the firearm showed it to be stolen.

Roland is in Hopkins County jail charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, a Felony 3 and Theft of a Firearm, a State Jail Felony.  He is being held on a total of $30,000 in bonds.

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Author: Staff Reporter

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