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Gladwater Woman, 2 Men Jailed On Hopkins County Probation Violation Warrants

A 38-year-old Gladewater woman was booked into Hopkins County jail on a probation violation warrant Sunday, according to sheriff’s reports. At least two others were jailed over the last week on violation of probation warrants as well


Shawnda Jean Bellamy (HCSO jail photo)

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office sent Transport Deputy Steve Huffman to Restoring Joy Ministries in Gladewater to take custody of Shawnda Jean Bellamy April 5. Huffman transported her to Hopkins County jail, where she was booked around 9 p.m. on a warrant for violating probation, which she was on for a possession of a controlled substance charge. She remained in Hopkins County jail Monday, April 6, on the charge, according to jail reports.

Bellamy was first booked for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance on July 28, 2018, as well as a Titus County warrant. She was released from Hopkins County jail Aug. 15, 2018. She was booked back into Hopkins County jail on June 25, 2019, for bond forfeiture on the controlled substance charge, and remained in Hopkins County jail until Aug. 5, 2019. She was again booked into Hopkins County jail on Jan. 28, 2020, and remained there until Feb. 6, for violation of probation on the charge, according to jail reports.


Christopher Arlen Ray
Christopher Arlen Ray

Christopher Arlen Ray, 36, of Suphur Springs turned himself just before 10 a.m. March 31 at the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office lobby. Lt. Amanda Weatherford escort him into the county jail, where he was booked on a warrant for violation of probation, which he was on for driving while intoxicated with a child passenger younger than 15 years of age in the vehicle charge, according to arrest reports.

Ray has been booked into Hopkins County jail twice for DWI with a child passenger under 15 years of age, the first on Sept. 7, 2009 and the second on Sept. 8, 2017, according to jail records

The 36-year-old Sulphur Springs man remained in Hopkins County jail Monday, April 6, on the charge, according to jail reports.


Timothy Pernell Thurston (HCSO jail photo)

Timothy Pernell Thurston, 55, of Texarkana was taken into custody just before 1 p.m. April 2 at Bowie County jail by HCSO Deputy Steve Huffman.

Thurston was transported to Hopkins County jail, where he was booked on a warrant for violation of probation, which he was on for an unauthorized use of a vehicle charge, according to jail reports.

Thurston was arrested in Hopkins County on April 11, 2019 on the UUMV charge. He was stopped on Interstate 30 driving a tan Chevrolet Avalanche with a sticker featuring two pink lips on the back glass that’d allegedly been stolen recently while the owner was in a Texarkana convenience store, deputies alleged in the April 2019 arrest reports.

A Hopkins County Grand Jury in June 2019 indicted Thurston on the UUMV charge.

He remained in Hopkins County jail Monday, April 6, on the controlled the VOP warrant, 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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