Sulphur Springs Man Allegedly Rammed Pickup Into Another Motorist

Hopkins County – August 18, 2020 – Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Alvin Jordan arrested a 22-year-old Sulphur Springs man who allegedly rammed his pickup into another motorist Tuesday morning.

No HCSO jail photo available for Jospeh Wayne Owens

At 10:09 a.m. August 18th, 2020, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers received a 911 call alleging a woman was “getting jumped on by two people”. At 10:11 a.m. communications operators received a second 911 call for the County Road 4767 address, alleging a male and female were fighting. Jordan and HCSO Sgt. Shea Shaw were dispatched to check the complaint, according to sheriff’s reports.

Jordan, in arrest reports, alleged Joseph Wayne Owens used his 2001 Dodge 3500 dually extended cab pickup to ram the driver’s side front bumper of another truck headed onto County Road 4770. Owen is accused of backing up his truck, then, ramming it into the other truck a second time, causing damage to the front of the other truck and making the two occupants of the other pickup fear for their lives.

Deputy Jordan reported stopping Owens in the pickup on FM 71 west at County Road 4766 at 10:40 a.m. and took him into custody at 10:48 a.m. Owens was jailed on two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and the truck was impounded, according to arrest reports.

He remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday morning, Aug. 19. Bond was set at $35,000 per charge, according to jail reports.

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

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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