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Pickton Man Arrested On Failure To Register As A Sex Offender Charge

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A 36-year-old Pickton man was arrested Wednesday on a failure to comply with sex offender duty to register charge, according to arrest reports.

Douglas Eugene Hanson

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office investigators reportedly received information that a sex offender who is require to register every quarter with authorities in the area in which he resides had not done so property. The man, identified in reports as 36-year-old Douglas Eugene Hanson, was reportedly registered in Wood County but had been living in Pickton for approximately 1 1/2 year, HCSO Investigators Michael Russell and Wade Sheets noted in arrest reports.

The investigators spoke to the owner of the property where Hanson was alleged to have been living. They received confirmation Hanson had lived in the rent house for more than a year, according to arrest reports.

The sheriff’s investigators contacted the man at his place of work. Hanson allegedly admitted he has lived in Pickton for approximately 1 1/2 years and has not yet registered with Hopkins County authorities as he is required to do. Consequently, the investigators took the man into custody at 9:30 a.m. May 13 for failure to comply with sex offender duty to register for life.

Hanson remained in Hopkins County jail Thursday morning, May 14. Bond was set at $25,000 on the second-degree felony 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.

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

Author: Faith Huffman

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