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2 Sulphur Springs Men Arrested For Aggravated Robbery

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Two Sulphur Springs men were arrested for aggravated robbery early Thursday morning, according to sheriff’s and jail reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputies M. Poindexter and Kevin Lester and Sgt. Tanner Steward were dispatched at 3:42 a.m. Sept. 24 to FM 2297 near Pryor Lane, where a male allegedly had a gun pulled on him, then was hit and robbed 20 minutes prior, according to dispatch reports.

Zackery Austin Hill (HCSO jail photo)

The male was alleged to have been riding with the 2 Sulphur Springs men to Arbala. The vehicle was allegedly pulled over on FM 2297, then the male was pistol-whipped across the head and robbed of cash he had with him to make a purchase in Arbala, according to sheriff’s reports.

Hopkins County EMS responded at the location and transported the injured man to the hospital.

The suspects, identified in sheriff’s and jail reports as 20-year-old Zackery Austin Hill and 18-year-old Chanin Ardwon Holiness, were allegedly located on Teer Street, along with the vehicle, a weapon and clothes with blood on them. After a while, sheriff’s officers alleged, the suspects admitted to involvement and were arrested laster Sept. 24 on an aggravated robbery charge, according to sheriff’s reports.

Both Hill and Holiness remained in the county jail Saturday morning, Sept.26, on the first-degree felony robbery charge; bond was set at $75,000 each. Holiness was also was charged on a warrant for violation of probation on an engaging in organized criminal activity charge, according to jail reports.

Chanin Ardwon Holiness (HCSO jail photo)

Both men have multiple prior arrests, which resulted in each being booked into Hopkins County jail more than once over the last year, according to jail records.

Sept. 24 was the third time Hill has been jailed in Hopkins County this year. He was booked in April 27 on a warrant for not taking care of a minor in possession of alcohol charge. He spent Aug. 5-10 in Hopkins County jail on a theft of firearm charge.

Thursday was the fourth time Holiness has been booked into Hopkins County jail within the last year. He spent Oct. 17-Dec. 24, 2019 in Hopkins County jail on an unauthorized use of vehicle warrant. He spent Jan. 20-March 19, 2020 in custody on warrants for engaging in organized criminal activity and no driver’s license. From Aug. 11-17, 2020, the 18-year-old Sulphur Springs resident was held in custody on a bench warrant, according to jail records.


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.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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