Man Jailed For Allegedly Choking His Girlfriend During Altercation

May 11, 2019 – Police arrested a 39-year-old Sulphur Springs man for allegedly choking his girlfriend during an altercation Friday.

James Wesley Whitworth

Sulphur Springs Police Officer Brandon Murphy reported responding to a disturbance reported in the 600 block of Houston Street. Upon arrival, officers reported seeing James Wesley Whitworth on his front porch, yelling at bystanders. Whitworth was detained and placed into handcuffs “due to his agitation,” while police investigated further,.

As a result of that investigation, police determined Whitworth was an aggressor in a physical altercation. He was accused of intentionally and knowingly causing bodily injury to his girlfriend by choking her during the physical altercation. Murphy alleged injuries on the girlfriend supported the description given to police regarding the alleged assault.

Whitworth was taken to jail for assault of a family or household member that impeded breathing or circulation, a third-degree felony offense.

Whitworth violated his parole on the assault charge in November in 2023 and was arrested.

James Wesley Whitworth, 2023

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The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. You can reach them for non-emergency matters at (903) 438-4040.

Author: KSST Contributor

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