Sulphur Springs Man Arrested While Armed with AK-47 Rifle and Colt 45 Pistol


Sulphur Springs – MATHEW LAVON PAYNE was arrested Thursday afternoon July 19th, 2018 at his Rock Creek Road residence in Sulphur Springs, Tx. Police were called to the area when a report of Payne waving firearms and yelling was received.

When ordered to get on the ground, Payne complied.

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Payne admitted to having a disagreement with his neighbors.  He also admitted to being under the influence of Dextroamphetamine-Amphetamine (Adderall) and methamphetamine. Payne, 41 years old has been charged with making a Terroristic Threat Causing Fear of Serious Bodily Injury.

His bond is set at $100,000.


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