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2 North Carolina Men Jailed On Wood County Aggravated Assault Charge, 5 Others Jailed On Felony Warrants

Sulphur Springs Teen To Serve Commitment In ISF On Firearm Charge

At least seven men people were booked into Hospital County jail March 18-20 on felony charges, including two North Carolina men wanted on Wood County aggravated assault charge. A Sulphur Springs teen was also taken into custody earlier this week to serve a commitment in an intermediate-sanctioned facility. according to arrest and jail reports.

Raekwon Desean Gasaway

Raekwon Desean Gasaway, 18, of Sulphur Springs was taken into custody by Sheriff’s Officer Melvin Jackson at 4:30 p.m. March 18, in the District Courtroom. He was assessed a commitment in an intermediate-sanctioned facility for a theft of a firearm charge, according to arrest and jail reports. The offense, according to arrest reports, occurred on Sept. 8, 2019.

Gasaway was originally arrested on Sept. 18, 2019 a warrant for the firearm charge as well as an evading arrest or detention warrant. He was released from jail two days later on $5,000 on the firearm charge and $2,000 on the other. He spent Jan. 30 in jail for failure to appear on a traffic charge, according to jail reports.

Sulphur Springs Police Officers were contacted by Wood County Sheriff’s Officers regarding two North Carolina men wanted on one Wood County aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge each. After receiving confirmation of the warrants, the officers reportedly went to a Bellview Street residence, where they and located Ronald Kelby Gore, 43, and Ansel Reid Gossett II, 40, both of Zirconia, North Carolina, according to arrest reports.

Both Gore and Gossett were taken into custody at 10:24 p.m. March 20 on the warrant, Sulphur Springs Police Sgt. Josh Shufeldt and Lt. Eddie Moon on the felony assault charge. Bond on the charge was set at $50,000. They were held at Hopkins County jail until Saturday, March 21, according to jail reports.

Alejandro Gamez

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office personnel were notified that Alejandro Gamez was in custody in Smith County on Hopkins County warrants. Deputy Elijah Fite was dispatched to Smith County, where he took the 29-year-old Longview man into custody at 3:48 p.m. March 18 on both outstanding charges, according to arrest reports.

The 29-year-old Longview man remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday, March 21, for bond forfeiture on a September 2018 possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge and a bail jumping/failure to appear charge. His new bonds were set at $50,000 on the bail jumping/FTA charge and $40,000 on the controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.

Gamez’s arrest March 18 marked the second time in less than 5 months he has been jailed locally on charges related to the two original charges, according to jail reports. Police reported seeing him walking on Fuller Street on Oct. 30 and, aware he was wanted on multiple charges, and took him into custody on nine misdemeanor warrants as well as two felony charges, according to arrest and jail reports. He remained in custody until Nov. 1 on the charges, according to jail reports.

Eric Lynn Johnson

Fite was also alerted Eric Lynn Johnson was in custody at Smith County jail and transported him Hopkins County jail March 18 as well. The 31-year-old Kilgore man remained in Hopkins County jail March 21, 2020 on a warrant for violation of probation, which he was on for theft of property valued at $1,500 or more but less than $20,000, according to arrest reports.

Anthony “Tony” Joseph Pease

A sheriff’s deputy reported seeing Anthony Joseph “Tony” Pease walk down Houston Street. Officials went to a Church Street address at 5:36 p.m. March 19 and allegedly found the 32-year-old Cooper man hiding inside of a bedroom closet at the address, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tanner Steward and Sgt. Scott Davis noted in arrest reports. He was taken into custody on a warrant related to a possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. He remained in jail Saturday, according to jail reports.

Meldrick Dewayne Roland

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Brantley located Meldrick Dewayne Roland at his Sulphur Springs address and took him into custody at 6:15 p.m. March 20 on a felony warrant, according to arrest reports. Roland was transported to Hopkins County jail, where the 29-year-old remained Saturday, March 21, on the warrant for violation of parole.

Roland had an extensive criminal history, which includes being booked into Hopkins County jail more than 30 times since 2008 on numerous misdemeanor charges and other offenses as well, according to jail reports. His most recent stay in the county jail was from July 8 to Oct. 12, 2017, after being sentenced to three years in prison on a firearm charge, according to jail reports.

Jason Reyna

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office was alerted Jason Reyna was in custody in Johnson County on a Hopkins County warrant. The 21-year-old Mesquite man was transported at 2:30 p.m. March 20 to Hopkins County jail, where he was booked for bond forfeiture on a possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge, Deputy Richard Brantley noted in arrest reports.

Jail records show Reyna was previously booked into Hopkins County jail on June 20, 2018, for possession of 4-200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance as well as a theft of firearm charge. The offense stemmed from an Interstate traffic stop by Cumby Police that allegedly resulted in location of a bag of suspected marijuana, a revolver, a loaded pistol that’d been reported stolen in Mesquite, five suspected Xanax pills and a large amount of suspected methamphetamine; and both Reyna and another man’s arrest, Cumby police alleged in reports at the time of Reyna’s arrest. Reyna was then released from the county jail the next day (June 21, 2018) on a $20,000 bond on the controlled substance charge and a $5,000 bond on the firearm charge, according to jail reports.

Reyna remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday, March 21, on the bond forfeiture charge. His new bond was set at $40,000, 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.


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Author: Faith Huffman

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