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College Street Traffic Stop Resulted In 2 Arrests

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A College Street traffic stop resulted in two arrests early Saturday morning, according to arrest reports.

Charles Chason Williams (HCSO jail photo)

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tanner Steward reported stopping a Chrysler 200 that failed to stop at a designated stopping point on College Street at Russell Drive at 12:17 a.m. Sept. 5. HCSO Deputies Chris Baumann and Elijah Fite assisted.

A records check showed the driver, identified in arrest reports as 21-year-old Charles Chason Williams of Sulphur Springs, to be wanted for violation of probation, which he was on for engaging in organized criminal activity, deputies noted in arrest reports. Williams was arrested, then, transported to jail,

The passenger in the car reportedly refused to identify himself when asked. A deputy located a marijuana cigarette on the driver’s side of the car and a skull-shaped pipe of the kind used to smoke marijuana in the passenger’s side door. The passenger was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and, after refusing multiple requests, also taken into custody for failure to identify himself as well, Baumann alleged in arrest reports.

Sgt. Steward later provided a name for the passenger. A records check using that name revealed a photo, which Bauman compared to the man, then called him by the name. The 21-year-old Sulphur Springs man allegedly acknowledged the deputy and was booked into jail under that name, officers noted in arrest reports.

While Williams was being processed into jail, jail staff located a black coin bag with two small baggies containing a crystal-like substance which field-tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed 2.1 grams, including packaging,HCSO Deputy Elijah Fite alleged in arrest reports. Consequently, Williams was also charge with possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.

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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