A 64-year-old Bivins man was arrested on a firearm charge Tuesday night near the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office in Sulphur Springs.
Sulphur Springs Police Officers Victor Reyna and Francisco Castro stopped a Kia Optima at 9:32 p.m. Sept. 15 on Houston Street at Rosemont Street for no license plate lights. The driver, George Russell McClain, “showed suspicious activity by not knowing where he is going and where he is coming from,” the officers alleged in arrest reports.
McClain reportedly gave officers permission to search the car. A firearm was found in the vehicle.
A computer check showed the man to be a convicted felon. McClain was issued a citation for the equipment violation and was arrested at 9:54 p.m. Sept. 15 on a third-degree felony unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon charge; the car was impounded.
McClain remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday morning, Sept. 16. Bond on the charge was set at $10,000, according to jail reports.
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