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Disturbances On East Industrial Drive Resulted In Two Arrests

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Disturbances on East Industrial Drive Thursday night resulted in two arrests, according to police reports.

Sulphur Springs Police Officer Francisco Castro responded at 11:47 p.m. New Year’s Eve to a disturbance at an East Industrial Drive apartment.

Robert Earl Hawkins Jr. (HCSO jail photo)

Upon arrival, they encountered a 35-year-old Sulphur Springs man alleged to have been involved in a fight. Hopkins County EMS was called to check Robert Earl Hawkins Jr. for injuries but he refused treatment, Castro alleged in arrest reports.

A records check showed Hawkins to be wanted on two charges, a misdemeanor theft of service warrant and an indictment for a July 8, 2020 burglary of a habitation charge, according to arrest reports. Consequently, Hawkins was taken into custody and booked into Hopkins County jail at 1:03 a.m. Jan. 1, 2021, according to arrest reports.

Hawkins remained in jail late Saturday morning, Jan. 2, 2021. His bond was set at $50,000 on the burglary charge and $1,000 on the theft charge, according to jail reports.

The arrest was the four time he has been jailed in Hopkins County within the last year. Jail records show in 2020 Hawkins was jailed on:

  • Jan. 6 on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone and a no seat belt warrant;
  • March 15 for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance; and
  • Aug. 26, on warrants for assault of a family or household member that impeded breathing and insufficient bond on the March 15 controlled substance charge.

Jail reports also show it wasn’t the first time Hawkins has been booked into Hopkins County jail on burglary charges. He was sentenced to five years in Texas Department of Criminal Justice in 2010 on a burglary and on March 6, 2016 was jailed for violation of parole on the burglary of a habitation, according to HCSO jail records.

Sulphur Springs Police Officer Victor Reyna also responded at 1:32 a.m. Jan. 1, 2021 to a disturbance in the 1500 block of East Industrial Drive. Upon arrival, Reyna reported finding a 27-year-old Sulphur Springs man. Reyna deemed the man to be intoxicated to the degree he was a danger to himself and others and took him to jail, where he was booked at 2:35 a.m. New Year’s Day 2021 on a Class C misdemeanor public intoxication charge, according to arrest reports. The 27-year-old was released from custody later Jan. 1 on the charge, according to jail reports.

Author: Faith Huffman

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