2 Jailed Following Alleged Disturbance Involving Weapons, 1 Arrested Following Bar Disturbance

Three men were arrested on intoxication charges following unrelated disturbances, one alleged to have occurred at a rural address and another at a Sulphur Springs bar, according to arrest reports.

Sulphur Springs Police Department patrol vehicles

At about 11:20 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, Sulphur Springs Police were dispatched to Caps and Flasks, where they were requested to conduct a walk-through because a few customers were said to be getting out of hand, police alleged in arrest reports.

Upon arriving at and watching the crowd the North Davis Street business, police alleged a man appeared to storm toward another person who was walking away from him. Several people were alleged to be physically holding the man away from the person who was walking away from him.

When officers contacted the man to ask what was going on, they reported the 32-year-old Sulphur Springs man had slurred speech, was very unsteady on feet and had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from him. The officer, in arrest reports, alleged the man “did not make any sense when speaking with Officer. It was apparent he was highly intoxicated.” Thus, the man was jailed for public intoxication. He remained in the county jail late Saturday morning on the charge, according to jail reports.

The two other arrests stem from an unrelated complaint of a disturbance involving weapons and possible assault on County Road 2382.

Around midnight Friday on FM 3019, north of County Road 2381 south, authorities stopped a black Ford Expedition which reportedly matched the description of the vehicle in which a suspect in the disturbance reportedly left.

The 36-year-old Pickton man driving displayed numerous indicators of intoxication, and during a roadside interview admitted to consuming six beers, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Arturo Ugalde alleged in arrest reports. He allegedly showed clues of intoxication during standard field sobriety tests and was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated. The Pickton man asked that his SUV be released to his girlfriend and officers complied with his request, according to arrest reports. He remained in the county jail late Saturday morning, according to jail reports.

The passenger, a 37-year-old Saltillo man, was identified as the suspect in the disturbance. Alcohol was reportedly smelled on the Saltillo man, who officer deemed to be “impaired to the point of him being a danger to himself and others.” He was arrested at 1:04 a.m. Nov. 2 for public intoxication and taken to jail. At the jail the man was noted to have visible injuries on his head and neck, which were documented, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Lester alleged in arrest reports.

Upon arrival at the county jail, the Pickton driver allegedly tested 0.172 and 0.191, more than twice the legal 0.08 limit for blood-alcohol content, resulting in him being charged with DWI with a blood-alcohol content of more than 0.15, Ugalde alleged in arrest reports. He remained in Hopkins County jail late Saturday morning; bond was set at $2,000 on the Class A misdemeanor DWI charge, according to jail reports.

Author: Faith Huffman

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