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5th Suspect In Home Invasion Robbery In Custody

The fifth suspect wanted in connection with a home invasion and robbery on Lee Street is in custody at Hopkins County jail Tuesday morning on two aggravated robbery and one burglary of habitation with intent to commit other felony offense warrants.

Tyrees Tupac Shukar Williams (HCSO jail photo)

Tyreese Tupac Shukar Williams turned himself in at Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office just after noon June 29, 2020 and was escorted into the county jail by Cpl. Todd Evans. The 21-year-old Paris man was booked on all three felony warrants for his alleged involvement in the Sept. 25, 2019 offenses. He remained in Hopkins County jail Tuesday morning, June 30. Williams’ bonds on the charges totaled $300,000, set at $100,000 per charge, according to jail reports.

Williams is among five men accused of forcing entry into a Lee Street residence on Sept. 25, 2019, then, of robbing the occupants at gunpoint. The suspects allegedly took cell phones, a rifle and cash. Three pistols were reportedly used. One round was allegedly fired from one firearm during the commission of the offenses, but no one was injured, Sulphur Springs Police Det. Sgt. David Gilmore said following the September incident.

The four other suspects were arrested shortly after the alleged offenses. Williams was also identified as a suspect. Police on Oct. 1 reported warrants had been issued for Williams’ arrest on the charge; a Crimes Stoppers reward was offered for information leading to his arrest, according to police reports.

At least two of the other suspects, Zavarion Caymond Christopher Swain and Dequenek Timothy Craig Shepard, were sentenced by 8th Judicial District Judge Eddie Northcutt on June 22, 2020. Judge Northcutt sentenced Shepard to 10 years and gave Swain 10 years of deferred probation, with 180 days in jail as a condition of his probation.

Swain and Shepard had in a previous hearing plead guilty to one count each of aggravated robbery, and acknowledged their guilt in the other un-adjudicated offenses in what is referred to as a 12.45 agreement.

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. publishes Sulphur Springs Police Department reports and news. The Police Department is located at 125 Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Texas. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 885-7602.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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