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Gotcher Returned To County Jail For At Least 7th Time For, Or On Charges Related To, Sex Offender Failure To Register Offenses

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A 32-year-old Sulphur Springs man is back in Hopkins County jail for at least the seventh time for, or offenses related to, sex offender failure in fulfilling duty to comply with requirements for him to register annually for life.

Joe Anthony Dewayne “Jojo” Gotcher (HCSO jail photo)

Joe Anthony Dewayne “Jojo” Gotcher was transported by Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Amanda Weatherford from Childress County Sheriff’s Office to Hopkins County jail, where he was booked Jan. 14 on warrants for bail jumping and failure to appear and bond forfeiture on a failure to comply with sex offender duty to register charge. He remained in Hopkins County jail Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 on both charges.

Jail records show that Gotcher has been booked into Hopkins County jail more than a dozen times since 2005, including six prior arrests for or on charges related to failure to register as a sex offender offenses:

  • Sept. 23, 2005 for violation of probation on a a failure to register as a sex offender charge;
  • Oct. 9, 2015 on a Hunt County sex offender duty to register charge and violation of probation on a sexual assault charge;
  • Jan. 4, 2015 on a warrant for sex offender duty to register;
  • June 8, 2015, on a warrant for surety off bond on a sex offender duty to register, a 4-year prison sentence for a sex offense and a Delta County warrant for violation of probation on a burglary of a habitation charge; and
  • Dec. 20, 2019 a warrant for failure to comply with sex offender duty to register;
  • Jan. 7, 2020 for surety off bond on a failure to comply with sex offender duty to register.

Gotcher’s arrest record shows he also was jailed on June 13, 2005 on a warrant for violation of probation on a sexual assault charge, June 28, 2005 on warrant for sexual assault of of a child.


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.

Author: Faith Huffman

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