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Villa Arrested in Mt Pleasant

Jimmy Villa, Jr., 26, originally of Sulphur Springs is in Titus County Jail following his arrest in Mt Pleasant late last week. He will be transferred to Hopkins County jail soon according to Bo Fox with the Sulphur Springs Police Department. Sulphur Springs Police had issued a warrant for Villa’s arrest following an incident reported at the Ferrari Inn in Sulphur Springs in the early morning hours of August 12, 2017.

Villa allegedly shot into a crowd of people who were sitting outside the complex in an area where they commonly hang out. As a result of several shots fired, two residents were struck by pellets causing minor injuries to arms and abdomen. Under investigation for a week and a half, the warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon was issued.

Author: Staff Reporter

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