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2 Arrested On Felony Warrants, 1 on Misdemeanor Charge Wednesday

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A Yantis man and Sulphur Springs woman were arrested Wednesday by local officers on felony warrants. A third person also was jailed on another unrelated misdemeanor warrant, according to arrest reports.

John Phillip Smith Jr.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Alvin Jordan was dispatched to the adult probation office, where he took 43-year-old John Phillip Smith Jr. of Yantis into custody on a felony warrant for violation of probation, which he was on for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, according to arrest reports.

Smith was transported to the county jail, where he remained at noon Thursday, June 20, according to jail reports.

Laurie A. Jordan

Sulphur Springs Police Sgt. Brandon Mayes took Laurie Ann Jordan, 49, of Sulphur Springs into custody at 3:46 p.m. Wednesday for surety off bond on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.

Mayes reported stopping a maroon Chevrolet van; Jordan was a passenger in the vehicle. A records check showed the outstanding charge, according to arrest reports.

Jordan remained in the county jail at noon June 20. Her bond was set at $5,000 on the charge, according to jail reports.

In an unrelated instance, Sulphur Springs police took a 38-year-old Sulphur Springs man into custody just before 1 p.m. Wednesday on a warrant for not paying a possession of drug paraphernalia fine, police reports noted.

Police reported seeing the man walking with his back to traffic in the 200 block of Calvert Street and contacted him. A records check showed the man to be wanted. He was taken into custody and jailed; fees owed on the charge totaled $478.50, according to arrest reports. The man was released from jail June 20, according to jail reports.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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