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Man Allegedly Threatened His Father and Girlfriend

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A 45-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested after causing a disturbance, during which the man allegedly threatened his father and his girlfriend at an Interstate 30 east address, according to arrest reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 5:09 a.m. July 15, 2020. The call concerned a man who lived at an Interstate 30 east address and was trying to break into his own residence. At 6:20 a.m., 911 dispatchers received a second call for the address, reporting one resident had arrived home there was “serious arguing” gong on.

Upon arrival, Deputy Alvin Jordan reported the 45-year-old resident was screaming and yelling at his father and his girlfriend. Kenneth Paul Tolly Jr. allegedly made threatening comments to harm both and text messages about harming his girlfriend. Consequently, Tolly was taken into custody at 7 a.m. July 15, 2020 for assault by threat, a Class C misdemeanor, according to arrest reports.

Upon arrival at the jail, Tolly was served with a felony warrant for possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, according to arrest reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff's Truck
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department vehicle

Another unrelated disturbance complaint resulted in a Sulphur Springs woman’s arrest at 6:31 p.m. July 15, 2020 on a public intoxication charge. Sulphur Springs police reported finding the woman in the 400 block of East Shannon Road. Alcohol could be smelled on her, and she also was noted to be unsteady on her feet, had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech, according to arrest reports.

Sulphur Springs Police Department patrol vehicle

KSSTRadio.com 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.

If you have an emergency dial 9-1-1.

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.

Author: Faith Huffman

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