2 Arrested On Stolen Vehicle Charges In Hopkins County

Two men were arrested on stolen vehicle charges August 1-3, according to arrest reports.

Interstate 30 East Stop

For the second time in less than a week, Hunt County Sheriff’s Investigator Kenneth Peters notified Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers of a stolen vehicle being driven on interstate 30. At 5:06 p.m. Saturday, August 1, 2020 Peters reported he got a hit on his license plate reader that a vehicle traveling on Interstate 30 east near mile marker 85 was stolen; it continued on I-30 to the Hopkins-Hunt County line.

No HCSO jail photo available for Jason T. Boyette

Hopkins County sheriff’s deputies and Cumby police responded and headed toward I-30. Cumby Police Officer Nicholas Geer spotted what he believed to be the vehicle in question, a white Kia, at the 110 mile marker. Geer stopped the car near mile marker 116 at 5:18 p.m. The driver, identified as 44-year-old Jason Todd Boyette of Texarkana, Arkansas, was taken into custody for unauthorized use of a vehicle.

The SUV was impounded. Boyette was taken to jail Hopkins County jail August 1 and was released from custody on a $5,000 bond on August 2, according to jail reports.

Hillcrest Drive Stop

Cole William Peterson (HCSO jail photo)

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Bobby Osornio reported stopping a southbound white Ford Escape around 2:30 a.m. Monday, August 3, 2020, on Hillcrest Drive near County Road 1100 for a defective headlight.

A records check showed the passenger, Cole William Peterson, to have an outstanding warrant. Consequently, the 20-year-old Cumby man was arrested on the unauthorized use of a vehicle charge. The offense, according to arrest reports, is alleged to have occurred on July 8, 2020, according to arrest reports.

Peterson remained in Hopkins County jail Monday, Aug. 3. Bond was set at $5,000 on the unauthorized use of a vehicle charge, 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.

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

Author: Faith Huffman

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