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3 Jailed On Felony Assault Warrants

At least 3 people were jailed from June 18-23 on felony assault warrants, including a man accused of assaulting a pregnant person. Another man was also arrested June 23 on a misdemeanor assault charge, according to arrest and jail reports.

Felony Assault Arrests

Garrett Chase Spigner (HCSO jail photo)

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Investigator Wade Sheets took Garrett Chase Spigner into custody at his Pickton residence at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 23 on a warrant for assault of a family or household member that impedes breathing or circulation. The offense, according to arrest reports, is alleged to have occurred on June 11 at his residence.

Officials saw the 35-year-old Pickton man on the front porch while passing his residence. Aware of the warrant, Sheets contacted and took Spigner into custody, according to arrest reports.

Spigner remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday morning, June 24, in lieu of $10,000 bond on the third-degree felony charge, according to jail reports.

John Taylor Woods (HCSO jail photo)

Hopkins County Sheriff‘s Deputies Justin Wilkerson and Richard Brantley arrested John Taylor Woods on June 18 at 5:05 p.m. June 18 at a sand and gravel business on a warrant for assault on a pregnant person. The offense is alleged to have occurred on June 17.

He was released from jail June 19 on $10,000 on the third-degree felony warrant.

Eva Marie Vargas (HCSO jail photo)

Also on June 18, Eva Maria Vargas was arrested at 9:40 a.m. at her Sulphur Springs residence by Sulphur Springs Police Officer Robble Acosta and Sgt. Brandon Mayes on a warrant for assault of a family member that impeded breathing or circulation.

Officers, with warrant in hand, went to the 34-year-old Sulphur Springs woman’s residence and took her into custody on the charge, police noted in arrest reports. Vargas was released from Hopkins County jail June 22 on a $10,000 bond on the third-degree felony charge, according to jail reports.

Misdemeanor Assault Arrest

On Tueusday, Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 46-year-old Pickton man. Deputies responded at 10:41 p.m. June 23 at a County Road 2386 residence, to what was reported as a physical disturbance.

Upon arrival, deputies were told the male resident pushed a female onto a bed and tried to slap the phone away from her ear and hand while she was using it. In the process, the man was alleged to have contacted the right side of the female’s face and upper arm, deputies noted in arrest reports.

The man initially denied the allegations when questioned about it, but later admitted he may have grazed her arm. He was taken into custody at 11:11 p.m. June 23 and transported to jail on the family violence assault charge, deputies alleged in arrest reports.

The 46-year-old Pickton man remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday morning, June 24. Bond on the Class A misdemeanor assault charge was set at $2,000, according to jail reports.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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