Rural Sulphur Springs Man Back In Hopkins County Jail For 2nd Time This Summer

A rural Sulphur Springs man is back in Hopkins County jail for the second time this summer on felony charges, this time on two felony assault charges. A 35-year-old Canton man was also jailed on a warrant for violating probation on an assault of a family or household member that impeded breathing.

Jailed For Second Time This Summer

James Andrew Gregory (HCSO jail photo)

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies were made aware of two warrants for James Andrew Gregory‘s arrest Tuesday. Deputies checked several locations throughout the shift in an attempt to locate the 28-year-old Sulphur Springs man.Tuesday night, the officers received information regarding an address in the 1500 block of East Industrial Drive, where the man might be located, Deputy Aaron Chaney and Sgt. Scott Davis alleged in arrest reports.

Deputies contacted staff at the business, who confirmed the man had rented a room there. HCSO Deputies Bobby Osornio and Nick Marney responded to assist Chaney and Davis. Deputies contacted Gregory and took him into custody at 10:17 p.m. Aug. 11, according to arrest reports.

Gregory was booked into Hopkins County jail just before midnight Aug. 11 on warrants for assault of a pregnant person and assault of a family or household member that impeded breathing or circulation. He remained in Hopkins County jail Aug. 13. Bond was set at $25,000 on the assault of pregnant person charge and $30,000 on the assault impeding breathing or circulation charge, according to jail reports.

At 2:12 p.m. Aug. 13, HCSO Investigator Dennis Findley served Gregory with violation of bond by contacting the person named in a protective order two or more times in a 12 month period. He allegedly contacted the victim in the two assault cases, after being warned by Justice of the Peace Brad Cummings not to and signing an acknowledgement of understanding of the conditions of bond/protective order, according to arrest reports. He remained in Hopkins County jail Monday, Aug. 17, on all three charges, according to jail reports.

Gregory was also arrested earlier this summer. Deputies alleged found Gregory naked in a pasture near his residence around 3 a.m. June 25 with several items, including a baggy with a substance that field-tested positive as methamphetamine, near him. The man, after putting on pants, allegedly tried to run from deputies, who deputies deployed their Tasers, each striking him. After having the Taser probes removed by EMS, Gregory was jailed June 25 for possession of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and resisting arrest, search or transport, deputies alleged in June 25 arrest reports.

Probation Violation Warrant Arrest

A 35-year-old Canton man was jailed Aug. 12 on a violation of probation warrant.

Tom Coy Childress (HCSO jail photo)

Tom Coy Childress contacted Deputy Justin Wilkerson in the parking lot outside of the sheriff’s offices at 7:07 p.m. Wednesday. He told the deputy he thought he might have a warrant for his arrest. A records check confirmed the man was indeed wanted.

Wilkerson took the 35-year-old Canton man into custody and escorted him into the county jail, where he was booked for violation of probation, which he was on a November 2018 assault of a family or household member, a woman he, by impeding breathing or circulation charge.

Childress was indicted on the assault charge in January 2019, according to court records. Jail records show Childress was jailed March 14-July 11, 2019 for bond forfeiture on the charge, and was charged April 15, 219 with bail jumping/failure to appear on the assault charge.


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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