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Cumby Pair Jailed On Child Neglect Charges

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2 Other Arrested On Felony Warrants

A Cumby pair was jailed on child neglect, abandoning or endangering a children charges Saturday. Two others were arrested on felony warrants as well over the weekend.

Criminal Negligence Warrants

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Todd Evans and Deputy Richard Brantley, aware of outstanding warrants, went to the pair’s County Road 4131 residence. Crystal Ann Sievers, 31, came to the door and was arrested at 1:45 p.m. Nov. 14 on one tampering with physical evidence with intent to impair warrant and three warrants for abandoning or endangering a child-criminal negligence.

John Robert Sievers Jr., 42, was also reportedly located at the address and taken into custody on the same charges. The offenses, according to arrest reports, occurred on Oct. 30.

Both Crystal Ann and John Robert Sievers remained in Hopkins County jail Nov. 14. Bond for each was set at $25,000 on the four child neglect charges and $10,000 on the tampering with evidence charge, according to jail reports.

Interference With Child Custody

No HCSO jail photo available for Megan Isabella Wheeler-Bartholomew

Sulphur Springs Police Sgt. Brandon Mayes went to a Calvert Street residence, where Megan Isabella Wheeler-Bartholomew was reported to live and took the woman into custody at 10:14 a.m. Nov. 14 on a felony interference with child custody charge.

The 21-year-old Sulphur Springs woman was released from jail Sunday, Nov. 15. Bond was set at $5,000 on the charge, according to jail reports.

Parole Violation

Sulphur Springs Police Sgt. Brandon Mayes, aware of a warrant for 25-year-old Jesus Castro’s arrest, located him on McGrede Street and took him into custody Nov. 15.

Jesus Castro (HCSO jail photo)

The 25-year-old was booked into jail at 10:25 a.m. Nov. 15 and remained in jail Monday, Nov. 16, on the warrant for violation of parole, which he was on for burglary of a habitation, according to a arrest reports.

The arrest was the second for Castro this year. He was also jailed Aug. 21 for possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and possession of marijuana, according to arrest reports. He was released from jail Aug. 22, on a $10,000 bond on the controlled substance charge and $1,000 bond on the marijuana charge, according to jail reports.


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.

KSSTRadio.com publishes Sulphur Springs Police Department reports and news. The Police Department is located at 125 Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Texas. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 885-7602.

If you have an emergency dial 9-1-1.

The Sulphur Springs Police Department continues to serve its citizens with pride in its overall mission and will strive to provide the best possible police force in the 21st century.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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