Miklo Jose Vargas, 18, of Sulphur Springs turned himself in at the sheriff’s office at 5 p.m. July 8 to serve a commitment in an intermediate sanctioned facility on an engaging in organized criminal activity charge. He was escorted by Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Lester into the jail and held on the first degree felony charge, according to arrest reports.
The first-degree felony offense is alleged to have occurred on Aug. 24, 2018. Sulphur Springs Police Lt. Pat Leber and Officer Jason Reneau reported seeing the man out walking on Aug. 25. Aware Vargas was wanted for engaging in organized criminal activity, specifically a building burglary, the pair detained and arrested him at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, police noted in the August arrest reports.
Vargas was released from jail on $50,000 bond on the charge the next day, according to jail reports. he was indicted for engaging in organized criminal activity in November 2018, according to court records.
July 8 marks the second time this year Vargas has been jailed locally. He was also arrested and released later March 24 for driving on the wrong side of the road and consumption of alcohol by a minor, according to jail reports.