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Handgun Complaint Resulted In Two Arrests

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A handgun complaint resulted in two arrests at Century Lake Wednesday evening.

Officers responded to a complaint of a person in a red car “pulling a handgun” on another motorist near Hillcrest Drive and West Houston Street. The red car then allegedly turned onto County Road 4703, which leads to Century Lake. The person to whom the gun was shown reportedly followed the suspect vehicle onto CR 4703 at the lake, officials noted in arrest reports.

While talking to the alleged victim, a Hopkins County Sheriff‘s deputy reported hearing what sounded like guns being fired in the area. Sulphur Springs Police officers reportedly arrived and conducted felony takedown on the suspect vehicle. Occupants appeared to police to be attempting to leave, moving away toward the lake when they observed law enforcement at the location, police alleged in arrest reports.

The maroon Cadillac DTS had two 25-year-old Sulphur Springs men inside of it. Both were detained. One of the men claimed to have been shooting at snakes near the water, officers alleged in arrest reports.

A records check showed both men, one with an in-town address and the other with a rural Sulphur Springs address, had misdemeanor warrants for their arrest. The 25-year-old with a rural address had an outstanding warrant for charges on a failure to appear. The city resident had outstanding warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility and expired registration. Consequently, both were arrested at 6:45 p.m. April 29 on the charges.

An inventory of their vehicle revealed two handguns and a useable amount of marijuana in the common area of the vehicle, according to arrest reports. Consequently, both Sulphur Springs men were also charged with possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

Both 25-year-old Sulphur Springs men remained in Hopkins County jail Thursday morning. Bond for each was set at $2,000 on the Class A misdemeanor weapon charge, $1,000 on the Class A misdemeanor marijuana charge, according to jail reports. The county resident also owed a $379 fee on the FTA charge. The city resident owed a $819 fee on the misdemeanor city warrants, according to arrest reports.

Sulphur Springs Police Department and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicles publishes Sulphur Springs Police Department reports and news. The Police Department is located at 125 Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Texas. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 885-7602.

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

The Sulphur Springs Police Department continues to serve its citizens with pride in its overall mission and will strive to provide the best possible police force in the 21st century.

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.

Author: Faith Huffman

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