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Man Arrested In Commerce On Hopkins County Warrants

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A 42-year-old Commerce man was arrested in Commerce on Hopkins County warrants Tuesday evening at his residence, and returned for the second time this year to Hopkins County jail, according to arrest reports.

Waylon Wade Underwood (HCSO jail photo)

Commerce Police notified Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office that they were out with Waylon Wade Underwood at his residence and sought confirmation for a felony Hopkins County warrant. He was arrested in Commerce at his residence. Deputy Chris Baumann responded at the location and took custody of the Commerce man.

As Baumann prepared him for transport to jail, Underwood reportedly requested medical attention. The deputy stopped at Commerce Fire Department. After CFD cleared Underwood of medical issues, Baumann transported Underwood to Hopkins County jail.

He was booked November 10, 2020 on Hopkins County warrants for violation of probation on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and theft of service. The 42-year-old Commerce man remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday, Nov. 11 on the charge.

Underwood was also booked into Hopkins County jail on Jan. 22 on a warrant for violation of probation on the November 2016 controlled substance charge and remained in custody until Feb. 27, 2020.


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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