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2 Arkansas Men Arrested On I-30 In Hopkins County

Two Arkansas men were arrested on warrants following a traffic stop on Interstate 30, according to sheriff’s and arrest reports.

Richard Lynn Hicks (HCSO jail photo)

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Thomas Patterson reported stopping a Honda for not having a license plate light while traveling west on Interstate 30 near mile marker 127.

During the course of the stop, Patterson reported a semi-automatic pistol was found in a holster on the waist of 50-year-old Richard Lynn Hicks of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, the deputy alleged in arrest reports. Hicks, the deputy learned, is currently on parole in Arkansas. Consequently, Hicks was taken into custody for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, according to arrest reports.

Hicks was transported to Hopkins County jail and booked on the firearm charge as well as Arkansas warrants. A records check showed Hicks to have one outstanding warrant from Arkansas Board of Parole for violation of parole. Two warrants from Jefferson County list two separate charges, aggravated assault and fleeing on foot, but the same warrant number for Hicks, according to arrest reports. Bond on the Jefferson County charges was set at $75,000 each. There was no bond on the parole charge, Patterson noted in arrest reports. Bond on the third-degree felony firearm charge was set at $25,000, according to jail reports.

Dale Michael Loyer (HCSO jail photo)

The passenger in a car stopped Wednesday night, May 27, at the mile marker 127 for a traffic violation was found to be wanted on an Arkansas violation of parole charge. Dale Michael Loyer, also of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, too was taken into custody and transported to Hopkins County jail on the charge, according to arrest reports. The 38-year-old Arkansas man remained in Hopkins County jail May 28 on the parole 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.

Author: Faith Huffman

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