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Sulphur Springs Man Accused Of Firing Gun During Road Rage Incident

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A 45-year-old Sulphur Springs man was accused of firing a gun during a road rage incident on Parkins Street Sunday evening, according to police reports.

Jason Keith Pennington (HCSO jail photo)

Sulphur Springs Police Officer Cameron Robinson responded at 4:40 p.m. May 31, 2020 to Parkins Street, where shots were allegedly fired from a gun into the air during a road rage incident. Upon arrival, Robinson contacted a man in a red Chevrolet Camaro.

Jason Keith “Jay-Bo” Pennington allegedly admitted to firing the firearm in the air. A search of the car revealed a green, leafy substance the officer suspected to be marijuana. A container with multiple white pills suspected to be hydrocodone was found in one of Pennington’s pockets. The suspected hydrocodone weighed 7.6 grams and the marijuana 14.8 ounces, according to police reports.

Pennington was taken into custody at 5:04 p.m. May 31, 2020, for possession of 4 gram or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and unlawful carrying of a weapon, according to arrest reports.

He remained in Hopkins County jail Monday morning, June 1. Bond was set at $10,000 on the second-degree felony controlled substance charge and $2,500 on the Class A misdemeanor weapon charge, according to jail reports. 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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The Sulphur Springs Police Department continues to serve its citizens with pride in its overall mission and will strive to provide the best possible police force in the 21st century.

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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Author: Faith Huffman

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