During the past two days, local officers arrested four people wanted on felony charges, according to arrest and sheriff’s reports.
Sulphur Springs Police Officer Tyler Francis responded Thursday, May 14, to a reported theft at Walmart. A records check revealed an outstanding Wood County warrant for Falon Leann Honea‘s arrest, according to police reports.
Francis took the 33-year-old Yantis woman into custody at 5:20 p.m. on the possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug free zone warrant. Honea remained in Hopkins County jail until May 15. Bond was set at $50,000 on the third-degree felony charge, according to jail reports.
Hopkins County Sheriff‘s Cpl. Todd Evans and Deputy Jason Lavender took Zack Atwood Merrill into custody at 4:25 p.m. May 14 on a warrant for violation of probation, which he was on for tampering with evidence.
Merrill remained in Hopkins County jail Friday, May 15, on the charge, according to jail reports.
The May 14 arrest marks the third time Merrill has been jailed in Hopkins County for violating probation on the charge, according to jail records. He spent Dec. 21, 2018 through Feb. 4, 2019 and from Oct. 17, 2019 through Jan. 30, 2020 in Hopkins County jail for violation of probation on the March 2017 tampering with evidence charge, according to jail reports. He was indicted in April 2017 on the tampering with evidence charge.
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Corley Weatherford stopped a truck for a traffic violation on Bill Bradford Road at South Broadway Street May 14. The passenger, 30-year-old Jeremy Randall Hill, was found to be wanted. Weatherford arrested the Sulphur Springs man at 1:10 a.m. for violation of probation, which he was on for burglary of a motor vehicle with two previous convictions, according to arrest reports. Hill remained in Hopkins County jail Friday, May 15, on the felony charge, according to jail reports.
Hill’s criminal history includes multiple felony charge. Most recently, he was arrested April 3, 2018, on three burglary of a vehicle warrants, as well as a theft and violation of parole warrant; he remained in the county jail April 3-July 12, 2018 on the charges. He too was arrested July 11, 2019, for burglary of vehicle with two previous convictions, remaining in Hopkins County jail until Oct. 24, 2019, according to jail reports.
HCSO Deputy Chris Baumann stopped a Toyota Camry at 9:49 p.m. May 13 on State Highway 19 south at County Road 1170 for a defective tail light. A records showed 31-year-old David Eric Townsend to be wanted by Henderson County authorities. The Brashear man was taken into custody and jailed on the outstanding criminal nonsupport-child support charge, according to arrest reports. Townsend remained in Hopkins County jail until Thursday, May 14; bond was set at $500 on the 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.
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