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Brashear Man Arrested For Trespassing Also Charged With Violation Of Parole

A 54-year-old Brashear man taken into March 30 for criminal trespassing at a relative’s home following two complaints from the address was later charged with violation of parole, according to jail and arrest reports.

Russell Lynn Stracener

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office was contacted twice March 30 regarding the State Highway 19 south residence. At 9:56 a.m., they were told a person had showed up at the relative’s home and the father did not want the individual there. At 12:10 p.m. March 30, HCSO was contacted by someone concerned the resident was being held hostage by his son, according to sheriff’s reports.

Deputies responded to conduct a welfare check at the location. Upon arrival, they located Russell Lynn Stracener, who had previously been issued a criminal trespass warning which records showed to still be active, for the SH 19 location, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Chaney and Sgt. Shea Shaw alleged in arrest reports.

Stracener was taken into custody at 12:26 p.m. March 30 on a misdemeanor criminal trespass charge. A charge of violation of parole was also later added to the list of offenses Stracener is accused of, according to jail reports.

The arrest marks the second time in the last 6 months that Stracener has been booked into the county jail, and the second time he’s been charged with violation of parole, according to jail reports.

Stracener was arrested Oct. 26, 2019, for violation of parole and for making a terroristic threat to a family or household member. He remained in Hopkins County jail until March 26, 2020 on the charges, jail reports stated.

On Nov. 17, while in jail, Stracener was charged with an additional Class A misdemeanor terroristic threat of a family or household member offense, according to jail reports. That charge stems from an allegation that he “made comments when he got out of prison he was going to come back and cut his father and brothers’ heads off,” during a contact visit with his elderly father on Nov. 9 sheriff’s deputies noted in Nov. 17 arrest reports. Deputies also served Stracener in November with a a criminal trespass warning, prohibiting him from entering his father’s property when released from custody, according to sheriff’s reports, according to reports.

Stracener’s criminal history includes numerous felony offenses, including being sentenced in December 2013 to two years in prison for an unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon conviction and 1 year on a possession of controlled substance 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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