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Three Arrested On Assault Charges

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Three were arrested on assault charges, including two accused of felony charges and one on a misdemeanor charge, according to sheriff’s reports.

Kenneth Wayne Shaw (HCSO jail photo)

Hopkins County Sheriff‘s Deputy Bobby Orsornio arrested Kenneth Wayne Shaw, 57, of Sulphur Springs at 12:11 am. April 21 on County Road 2320 on an assault of a family or household member that impeded breathing or circulation.

Osornio responded at 11:43 p.m. at the residence to a report of a possible disturbance in progress. While en route to a CR 2320 location, the deputy observed Shaw walking near his home, according to arrest reports.

Upon arrival at the man’s residence, Osornio reportedly learned an assault had occurred. Shaw arrived and spoke with deputies. Shaw was alleged to have struck his nephew multiple times and impeded his breathing.

Shaw was jailed on the felony assault charge. He remained in Hopkins County jail Tuesday morning. Bond was set at $10,000 on the felony charge, according to jail reports.

The arrest marks at least the third time Shaw has been jailed locally on charges alleging violent offenses. He was booked into Hopkins County jail March 22, 2007 on a family violence assault charge and on Aug. 12, 2016 on a injury to a child elderly or disabled person charge, according to jail records.


Robert Jay Aaron

Hopkin County Sheriff’s Cpl. Todd Evans reported seeing Robert Jay Aaron pulling out of a South Moore Street apartment parking lot. Aware the 31-year-old Sulphur Springs man has an outstanding warrant for his arrest, Evans stopped him, allowed him to park the Dodge 1500 pickup he was driving and took him into custody at 12:05 p.m. April 20.

Evans transported Aaron to Hopkins County jail, where Aaron was booked on a warrant for violation of probation, which he was for an aggravated family violence assault with a deadly weapon charge, Evans noted in arrest reports. Aaron remained in Hopkins County jail Tuesday morning, April 21, on the charge, according to jail reports.

Aaron was on probation for a June 30, 2017 aggravated assault with deadly weapon charge. He was sentenced to six days in state jail in August 2019 on the charge, according to jail records.


A 19-year-old Pickton man was arrested at 8:02 p.m. April 20 on County Road 1146 on a family violence assault charge.

Hopkins County Sheriffs officers responded at 7:37 p.m. April 20 to a report of a disturbance in progress at the location. Upon arrival, deputies learned an assault had already occurred at the location.

The man was detained for officers’ safety. Deputies spoke to the parties alleged to have been involved in the disturbance, HCSO Lt. Amanda Weatherford alleged in arrest reports.

The teen was alleged to have thrown a shower handle at a minor in the residence, striking the other youth in his back, causing a red mark. The teen’s mother was also allegedly struck in the face and had a visible red mark on one cheek. The teen allegedly struck the mother’s boyfriend with a plastic stake, but the boyfriend did not claim any injury, Weatherford noted in arrest reports.

Consequently, Weatherford took the 19-year-old Pickton man into custody at 8:02 p.m. at his residence on Class A misdemeanor family violence assault charge, according to arrest reports. The teen remained in Hopkins County jail Tuesday morning. Bond was set at $2,000 on the charge, according to jail reports.

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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle

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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