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Sulphur Springs Man Jailed For Allegedly Interfering With Emergency Call

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A 31-year-old Sulphur Springs man was jailed just before noon Thursday for allegedly preventing a female from calling 911 during an altercation at a gas station.

Sulphur Springs police were dispatched about 11:40 a.m. Jan. 23 to the East Shannon Road gas station to what was reported as an assault in progress. Dispatchers, on the 911 line, advised of what sounded like a male and female fighting. A citizen with a firearm was also reportedly on scene attempting to stop the fight, Sulphur Springs police noted in arrest reports.

Upon arrival, officers alleged seeing a “highly agitated” male at the passenger’s side door of a Dodge Avenger. The man was ordered to the ground and placed into custody, officers alleged in arrest reports.

The female reportedly involved in the disturbance told officials she had attempted to call 911 during the disturbance, but the man took the cell phone away and wouldn’t allow her to call, the officer alleged in arrest reports.

The 31-year-old Sulphur Springs man in custody allegedly said he told the woman she could use his phone, but when she began to call 911, he took the phone from her. Consequently, the 31-year-old Sulphur Springs man was jailed on a Class A misdemeanor interference with an emergency request for assistance charge, according to arrest reports.

He remained in Hopkins County jail Friday morning, Jan. 23; bond was set at $2,000 on the charge, according to jail reports.

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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