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2 Men Jailed On Probation Violation Warrants

Two men, one from Cumby and the other from Cooper, were jailed on probation violation warrants Thursday evening, according to sheriff’s and arrest reports.

Seth Dalton Bryant (HCSO jail photo)

Seth Dalton Bryant turned himself in at 5:50 p.m. Marc 11, 2021, at the lobby of Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Nick Marney escorted Bryant into Hopkins County jail, where the 21-year-old Cumby man was booked on violation of probation warrants; he was on probation for a Hopkins County possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge and a Delta County possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge, according to arrest and jail reports.

Bryant was held at Hopkins County jail Friday March 12, on both charges, according to jail reports. According to the arrest report, he is alleged to have violated his probation on Jan. 29, 2021.

Bryant was arrested in Hopkins County on May 30, 2020 on the Hopkins County controlled substance charge as well as a tampering with physical evidence charge, a Delta County warrant for the controlled substance charge and a Hunt County warrant for possession of less than 28 grams of a Penalty Group 3 controlled substance in a drug-free zone.

The 21-year-old Cumby man remained in Hopkins County jail on all four charges until Nov. 25, 2020, when Bryant pled guilty in court and received a 10 year deferred sentence on the May 2020 Hopkins County charge. His sentence required Bryant to serve 180 days in jail (he received credit for approximately 6 months he was jailed) as a condition of probation and to complete an intensive residential drug rehab program.

Billy Joe Thomas (HCSO jail photo)

Billy Joe Thomas also turned himself in at Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office at 5:55 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2021. Marney escorted Thomas into the county jail, where he was booked on the warrant for violating probation on a possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge, according to arrest reports.

The 39-year-old Cooper man was held in Hopkins County jail Friday morning, March 12, 2021 on the charge, according to jail reports. The offense is alleged to have occurred on March 10, 2021, according to arrest reports.

Thomas was arrested on a possession of 1-4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance as well as a violation of parole warrant on Nov. 30, 2019, and remained in Hopkins County jail on the charges until Sept. 16, 2020. His jail record also shows that he was sentenced on Sept. 11, 2017, to serve 12 months in a state jail for violating probation on a prior possession of controlled substance charge and 10 years in prison for violating probation on a manufacture or deliver of a controlled substance charge.

Thomas also served from July 31 to Sept. 8, 2014 in the county jail on 2013 manufacture or delivery and possession of controlled substance charges, for which he was sentenced to a commitment in a substance abuse felony punishment facility, 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.

Author: Faith Huffman

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