At least 6 men were jailed in Hopkins County on felony warrants from June 1-3, 2020. Among them were two men with aggravated assault warrants, including a 19-year-old identified as the suspect in a Freeman Street shooting; a man accused of vehicle theft; two on controlled substance offenses; and one for credit or debit card abuse. For three men, it was at least the second time this year they have been in custody at Hopkins County jail.
Stephen Joel Bryant was arrested at 3:57 p.m. Monday, June 1, 2020 on an unauthorized use of a vehicle warrant.
Winnsboro Police Officer J. Beck arrested Stephen Joel Bryant. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Lavender was headed to jail with another person in custody when Beck asked him to transport Bryant to jail on the Hopkins County charge, so Beck could return to patrol in Winnsboro.
The offense, according to arrest reports, was alleged to have occurred on January 5, 2020. Bryant was released from Hopkins County jail on January 2, on a $20,000 bond on the UUMV charge, according to jail reports.
Bryant’s arrest marked the second time this year he has been jailed in Hopkins County on a UUMV warrant. The 33-year-old Canton man also spent January 18-April 29 in jail for engaging in organized criminal activity as well as on a Franklin County UUMV charge; and January 1-2 in Hopkins County jail on a possession of drug paraphernalia charge, and warrants for not taking care of unsafe speed and failure to maintain financial responsibility charges.
Fite transported Chaney to Hopkins County jail, where the 24-year-old Sulphur Springs man was held on a bench warrant for violation of probation. His probation was for a 2018 manufacture or delivery of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance offense. Chaney remained in Hopkins County jail Thursday, June 4.
Kerry Renaldore Duffey Jr., 28, of Sulphur Springs was arrested at 10:59 a.m. June 2, 2020 at his residence. Sulphur Springs Police Officer Sean Hoffman arrested him on a possession of less than 1 gram of a controlled substance charge and a warrant for theft of property valued at less than $2,500 with two or more previous convictions.
Duffey was allegedly seen standing outside of his address. Hoffman, aware of the warrant for Duffey’s arrest, first requested confirmation it was still active, before initiating the arrest.
While there, Hoffman alleged seeing a partially exposed suspected marijuana joint in Duffey’s front watch pocket. Duffey reportedly agreed to let the officer search him. Hoffman allegedly removed joint and a bag containing a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine from the same pocket.
Duffey was arrested on both the warrant and a new controlled substance charge. He remained in Hopkins County jail Thursday, June 4, 2020. Bond was set at $5,000 on the controlled substance charge and $10,000 on the warrant.
The arrest marked the second time this year and third time in less 8 months that Duffey has been booked into Hopkins County jail. He was arrested and released October 26, 2019 on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. He also spent January 26-February 7 on the theft with previous conviction charge, according to jail reports.
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Cpl. Todd Evans took Randall Keith Reynolds into custody at 12:30 p.m. June 1, outside the hospital in Sulphur Springs on three warrants for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to arrest reports. The 63-year-old Sulphur Springs man remained in Hopkins County jail Thursday, June 4, 2020. Bond was set at $50,000 per charge, according to jail reports.
Brandon Clayton Soles, 19, of Mineola was transported by Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Elijah Fite from Wood County jail to Hopkins County jail on an aggravated assault warrant, in connection with a February 5, 2020 shooting on Freeman Street in Sulphur Springs.
The teen was identified February 18 by Sulphur Springs Police Department investigators as the suspect in a shooting that left one injured at Spring Valley Apartments on Freeman Street. Police investigators February 6, 2020 reported the shooting was believed to be drug-related.
According to an SSPD press release, officials received calls around 6:45 p.m. February 5, 2020 that gunshots had been fired and one person was hit. Police arrived and applied first aid to the unidentified shooting victim until EMS arrived. The suspect or suspects had reportedly fled by the time officials arrived. Police put out a photo February 18 identifying Soles as the suspect in the shooting, and asked for the public’s help in locating him.
Soles was arrested February 21 in Wood County on the Hopkins County charge, according to police and jail reports.
The 19-year-old Mineola resident remained in Hopkins County jail Thursday, June 4, 2020. Bond on the aggravated assault charge was set at $500,000, according to jail reports.
Brandon Grady Teague of Sulphur Springs was taken into custody at his Sulphur Springs residence 9:30 a.m. June 1, 2020. Sulphur Springs Police Officer Sean Hoffman reported finding Teague sitting in the garage at his residence and served him with a credit or debit card abuse-elderly warrant. Teague spent the night in jail and was released June 2 on a $10,000 bond on the third-degree felony charge.
Teague had been out of jail less than a month at the time of his arrest; in fact, June 1 marked the third time this year that the 33-year-old has been booked into Hopkins County jail. He also spent January 18-19, 2020 in custody on an evading arrest or detention with a previous conviction and theft; and February 3-May 4, on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone, 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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