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3 Hopkins County Residents Jailed On Warrants Alleging Child Sex Offenses

Three people were jailed Thursday on warrants alleging sex offenses involving children, according to arrest reports.

Ken Franklin Cabler.

Sulphur Springs Police Officer Silas Whaley and Sgt. Brandon Mayes were alerted Ken Franklin Cabler, a wanted man, was at the station. They confirmed the warrant and took the 54-year-old Sulphur Springs man into custody at 2:15 p.m. Feb. 27, according to arrest reports.

Cabler remained in Hopkins County jail Friday morning. Bond was set at $50,000 on the second-degree felony sexual assault of a child charge, according to jail reports.

Shawn Michael Matheny

SSPD Officer Cameron Robinson took Shawn Michael Matheny into custody at 1:53 p.m. Feb. 27 at his Calvert Street residence on an indecency with a child by sexual contact warrant, according to arrest reports.

Police were alerted at the beginning of the week. An interview was scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center with the alleged victim, a 10-year-old. Based on information gleaned, SSPD Sgt. Detective David Gilmore sought a warrant for Matheny’s arrest. Upon receiving the warrant, police served it and took Matheny to jail, according to Gilmore.

Matheny remained in Hopkins County jail Friday, Feb. 28, on the indecency with a child by sexual contact charge. Bond was set at $50,000, according to jail reports.

Noe Negrete

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Chaney reported seeing a pickup believed to belong to Noe Negrete traveling south on FM 269 south and turn into his residence. Aware that Negrete had an active warrant for his arrest, the deputy pulled into the driveway and made contact with the man, who had exited the truck and was walking toward the residence, Chaney noted in arrest reports.

The 35-year-old Pickton man taken into custody at 11:02 a.m. Feb. 27 and jailed for indecency with a child by sexual contact, according to arrest reports. Negrete remained in the county jail Friday morning, Feb. 28. Bond was set at $50,000 on the second-degree felony 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.

If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

Author: Faith Huffman

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