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2 Jailed In Hopkins County On Warrants, 1 Taken Into Custody For Bond Forfeiture

Two people were jailed in Hopkins County on outstanding warrants and one for bond forfeiture June 11-12, according to arrest reports.

Jessica Marie Briggle (HCSO jail photo)

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputies Chris Baumann and Zack Horne reported stopping a maroon Ford F150 at just before 4 a.m. Friday, June 12, on West Industrial Drive at Waco Street. The pickup had defective rear tail lights.

After contacting the occupants, deputies requested a records check on both the driver and female passenger. The passenger was found to have be wanted in Lamar County. Consequently, the deputies took Jessica Marie Briggle into custody at 4:41 a.m. and booked into Hopkins County jail at 5:30 a.m. June 12 on the outstanding possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge.

Briggle remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday, June 13, on the felony controlled substance charge. Bond was set at $20,000 on the Lamar County charge, according to jail reports.


Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office was notified Stephen Dewayne Tate was in custody at Dallas County jail on a Hopkins County warrant. HCSO Deputy Elijah Fite traveled June 12 to Dallas County, took the 50-year-old Dallas man into custody and transported him to Hopkins County jail.

Stephen Dewayne Tate (HCSO jail photo)

Tate remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday evening, June 13, for violation of probation, which he was on for sex offender failure in duty to register annually for life.

According to Hopkins County jail reports, he was last in custody in Hopkins County in 2014. He was arrested New Year’s Eve 2013 on an indictment for sex offender failure in duty to register. He was released on the indictment on Feb. 18, 2014, according to jail records.

Courthouse Arrest

Deni Cheryl Speaks was taken into custody at 5:49 p.m. June 11, 2020, at the Hopkins County Courthouse by HCSO Deputy Bobby Osornio for bond forfeiture on a possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge.

Deni Cheryl Speaks

She remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday, June 13, 2020; the new bond on the charge was set at $50,000, according to jail and arrest reports.

The 57-year-old Paris woman was scheduled to appear in the 8th Judicial District Court at 1:30 p.m. June 11 related to the July 5, 2012 controlled substance charge, according to court docket.

Jail records show Speaks was also in Hopkins County jail two other times, Sept. 22-Nov. 29, 2016 and July 5, 2018, for violation of probation on the same controlled substance charge on which she was jailed June 11, 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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