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Sheriff’s Office Investigating Vandalism At A Local Cemetery

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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating vandalism at a local cemetery.

Vandlism, toppled and broken tombstones, was reported at Aiguire Cemetery (Courtesy HCSO)

On Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020, the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to a call of vandalism at the Aiguire Cemetery. A large number of headstones had been knocked over, and several of those were broken. A report was taken and this case is currently being investigated, according to a press release from Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Chief Investigator Corley Weatherford.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Lake Country Crime Stoppers at 903-885-2020. Crime Stoppers offers up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest/conviction of any felony crime in Hopkins County. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office also requests that information, after contacting Crime Stoppers, be forwarded to Chief Investigator Corley Weatherford at 903-438-4040, according to the press release.

Hopkins County Sheriff Lewis Tatum reported trusties from the county jail Thursday morning were working at the cemetery up-righting stones, clearing debris and restoring order in the cemetery as much as possible.

Vandalism was reported at Aiguire Cemetery (Courtesy HCSO)

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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