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Alba Man Back In Hopkins County Jail For Violating Probation

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A 45-year-old Alba man is back in Hopkins County jail for again violating his probation on a controlled substance charge, according to arrest and jail reports.

Johns Phillips Smith Jr. (HCSO jail photo)

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Amanda Weatherford took John Phillip Smith Jr. into custody Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 27, 2021, at Wood County jail. She transported Smith to Hopkins County, where he remained Thursday on the warrant for violation of probation on for a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge, according to arrest reports.

Jail records show Smith was arrested Sept. 10, 2016 in Hopkins County on a possession of less than 1 ounce of a controlled substance charge as well as a possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana charge. He was released the next day on a $5,000 bond on the controlled substance charge and a $1,000 bond on the marijuana charge.

He was jailed on March 28, 2017 for surety off bond on the controlled substance charge and for surety off bond on a May 27, 2015 theft of property charge; he remained in Hopkins County jail until his release April 12, 2017 on a $10,000 bond for the controlled substance offense and a $1,000 bond on the theft charge, according to jail records.

Smith was then jailed March 8, 2018, for violation of probation on the possession of controlled substance charge; he was released from jail March 28, 2018, on a $25,000 bond, according to jail reports. He returned to Hopkins County jail March 13-April 12, 2019, to serve a 30-day state jail sentence on the controlled substance charge.

Jail records show prior to Jan. 27, Smith most recently spent June 19-Sept. 3, 2019 in Hopkins County jail on a warrant for violating probation on the less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance 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.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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