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64-Year-Old Caught Giving Beer To A Minor In Front Of A Sheriff’s Investigator

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A 64-year-old was allegedly caught giving beer to a minor in front of a sheriff’s investigator around lunch time Tuesday, according to arrest reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Wade Sheets was in the parking lot of a College Street gas station at 11:50 a.m. September 2, when the 64-year-old walked out of the store with 4 cans of Steel Reserve. The investigator reported witnessing a minor in the vehicle beside of him call out to the Sulphur Springs man, asking for some of the alcohol. Sheets alleged seeing the man hand the minor a can of the Steel Reserve, then seeing the minor pour himself a glass of the alcohol.

cans of Steel Reserve beer

When Sheets contacted the adult and minor, the adult allegedly “tried saying that the minor was pouring a drink for him,” Sheet wrote in arrest reports. Sheets reported pouring out the drink and the alcohol remaining in the can. He alleged the 64-year-old refused to obey multiple commands given to him by the investigator and was taken into custody and jailed for furnishing alcohol to a minor. The minors in the vehicle left once the 64-year-old was in custody, Sheets noted in arrest reports.

The 64-year-old Sulphur Springs man was released from Hopkins County jail Thursday, September 3, on a $2,000 bond on the Class A misdemeanor purchasing/furnishing alcohol to a minor 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.

Author: Faith Huffman

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