Police Arrest 3 Following 2 Early Morning Complaints

Two early morning complaints, one of a rolling disturbance and another of a person sleeping in a pickup at a truck stop, resulted in three misdemeanor arrests by police within two hours Saturday.

Sulphur Springs police first responded around 12:20 a.m. Nov. 16 in the area of Davis Street in reference to a complaint of a rolling disturbance in a white sport utility vehicle. Officers stopped a white GMC Suburban in the 200 block of Spence Street for failure to signal a turn into the Abode Apartments.

Upon contact, a 28-year-old Sulphur Springs man reportedly attempted to walk away from police. After numerous requests, the man allegedly refused to comply to present his driver’s license. He was placed into custody for failure to present a driver’s license on request.

Alcohol was allegedly smelled on the 27-year-old passenger’s breath. The Sulphur Springs man was also alleged, in arrest reports, by police to have bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and to be unsteady on his feet. He was arrested for public intoxication, according to arrest reports.

Later, police determined the man did not have a driver’s license nor did he have insurance on the vehicle, resulting in additional charges. The man allegedly became combative with officials and was secured into a “violence” cell, a specially outfitted cell for his protection and that of jail staff.

The 28-year-old SUV driver was booked into jail early Saturday morning, and released again by late Saturday morning on the failure to display driver’s license, no driver’s license and failure to maintain financial responsibility charges. The 27-year-old Sulphur Springs man was also released from jail later Saturday morning on the PI charge, according to jail reports.

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Sulphur Springs police also arrested a 21-year-old Yantis man for public intoxication early Saturday morning.

Police were dispatched at 1:56 a.m. Nov. 16 to Love’s Travel Stop, where a person was reportedly sleeping in his vehicle in the parking lot. Upon arrival, the officers arrived and found a man asleep inside of a GMC 1500; it took several trips to awaken the man.

The policeman reported seeing vomit not only on the man, but all over the truck and on the ground beneath his door. Upon stepping out of speak with police, the officer reported the man had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes, was unsteady on his feet, and an alcohol odor emitted from the man and the vomit.

Consequently, the 21-year-old Yantis man was taken to jail for PI. His vehicle was allowed to remain parked on the property. He was released from jail later Saturday morning on the Class C charge, according to jail reports.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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