A wanted woman was in possession of methamphetamine when arrested for the third time in three months and fourth time in less than a year on felony charges, according to arrest and jail reports.
When Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Aaron Chaney and Chris Baumann arrived at Mary Elizabeth Walker’s Sulphur Springs residence at 8:50 p.m. Feb. 4 to take her into custody on a parole warrant, the 26-year-old woman indicated she wanted to grab some of her belongings from inside her bedroom before being taken to jail. They complied, escorting her to her room to gather her belongings.
While there, they reported seeing in plain view a burned glass pipe of the kind commonly used to smoke methamphetamine that had a residue on it. A ceramic dish next to it contained a crystal-like substance that tested positive on a field test kit for methamphetamine.
Walker was taken into custody just before 9 p.m. Feb. 4, 2021, and transported to jail, where she was booked not only for violation of parole, which she was on for a burglary conviction, as well as a new charge for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. According to jail reports, she was arrested on July 12, 2013 on a burglary warrant, then returned to jail Nov. 18, 2013 on a warrant for violation of probation on a burglary charge, as well as three traffic tickets and a possession of controlled substance charge. She was booked into Hopkins County jail again on April 11, 2017 to serve a five-year sentence for violating probation on the burglary charge; that followed her arrest on April 7, 2017, and released the next day on a driving while intoxicated with a child passenger charge.
Jail records also show, Walker was arrested for the third time in the last three months and fourth time in less than a year. The 26-year-old Sulphur Springs woman spent May 7-8, 2020 in Hopkins County jail on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge; Dec. 2-4, 2020 on a warrant for possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance; and Jan. 4-6, 2021 on a warrant for abandoning or endangering a child. She was previously jailed locally from April 8-10, 2013, on another abandoning or endangering a child-criminal negligence charge, a manufacture of delivery of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge and engaging in organized criminal activity charge.
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.