According to Sheriff Lewis Tatum, two weeks ago, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Investigator Sgt. Corley Weatherford received several complaints from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Weatherford, who heads up the local task force, began investigation that led to the arrest of River James Graham, 21, a resident on Plano Street in Sulphur Springs. Graham has been charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography.
Thursday morning around 6:30 a.m. Hopkins County Deputies and Investigator Weatherford along with Sulphur Springs Police served a warrant for the arrest of Graham, who is formerly of Plano, Texas. Graham admitted to the possession of the child pornography on his cell phone and other electronic devises.
The future of the cases against Graham now rest in the hands of District Attorney Will Ramsey and Sgt. Weatherford, according to Sheriff Tatum. Tatum said a decision as to whether the case will be tried locally or by at the federal level rests with the DA’s office.
Tatum praised the work of Weatherford for the investigation and the “…solid case…” made in the investigation.
Graham is in Hopkins County Jail held on a $50,000 bond.
The Hopkins County Sheriff‘s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.
If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1.