2 Men Jailed On One Hopkins County Felony Charge Each

Two men, a 35-year-old Sulphur Springs resident and a 49-year-old Rockwall resident, were jailed on one Hopkins County felony charge each. The arrests mark the fourth time in the last year that the Sulphur Springs man has been jailed in Hopkins County and the second time this year the 49-year-old Rockwall man has been jailed in Hopkins County, according to arrest and jail reports.

Assault Warrant

Robert Earl Hawkins Jr. turned himself in at 12:50 a.m. Aug. 26 in the lobby at Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Nick Marney escorted the 35-year-old Sulphur Springs man into Hopkins County jail, where he was booked on a warrant for assault impeding breathing or circulation.

Robert Hawkins Jr. (HCSO jail photo)

Hawkins remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday morning, Aug. 26, on the third-degree felony charge; bond was set at $75,000 on the assault charge.

According to jail reports, Hawkins has an extensive history dating back to 2004 that includes multiple assault charges. Jail records show Hawkins was arrested and jailed in Hopkins County on the following charges involving assault or threats:

  • Family violence assault causing bodily injury charges on Dec. 31, 2004; July 13, 2006; Jan. 11, 2017
  • Violation of probation on a terroristic threat on Aug. 1, 2006
  • a warrant for not paying an assault fine on Jan. 11, 2007;
  • Assault of a family or household member with previous conviction on Nov. 7, 2009;
  • A warrant for assault causing bodily injury to a family member on Nov. 1, 2016;
  • An indictment for aggravated assault of a date, family or household member on April 19, 2017; and
  • Surety off bond on two assault causes bodily injury charges on April 19, 20017

Hawkins’ arrest on Aug. 26 marks the fourth time in less than a year that he has been jailed in Hopkins County. He was also arrested Dec. 19, 2019 by Sulphur Springs police for possession of drug-paraphernalia; Jan. 6, 2020, for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone and a no seat belt warrant; and March 15, 2020 for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, according to jail reports.

Violation of Probation Charge

Brent Glen Self was booked into Hopkins County jail Aug. 25 on a violation of probation on theft of property charge, according to jail reports.

Brent Glen Self (HCSO jail photo)

The 49-year-old Rockwall man was scheduled to appear at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 25 in the 8th Judicial District Court on a motion to proceed on an Oct. 9, 2019 theft of property valued at $2,500-$30,000 charge for which he had yet to be arrested, and a pretrial hearing on a Nov. 7, 2019 engaging in organized criminal activity charge, according to the Aug. 25 court docket.

Self was released from Hopkins County jail later Tuesday, Aug. 25, on the charge, according to jail records.

The arrest marks the second time Self has been booked into Hopkins County jail this year. He was in jail May 26, 2020 on a warrant for the engaging in organized criminal activity charge and a Lindale warrant for theft of property valued at $100 or more but less than $750; he was released from jail May 27 on $15,000 bond on the criminal activity charge and $2,000 bond on the Lindale charge, according to jail reports.

He has a prior history of arrest on theft charges. He was jailed July 26, 2015 on a theft of property valued at $50 or more but less than $500 charge and Oct. 25, 2015 on four theft of property valued at less than $2,500 with two or more previous charges, 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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