At least 6 people have been jail on possession charges this week, three as a result of traffic stops and three on warrants, according to arrest reports.
Gilmer Street Traffic Stop
Sulphur Springs Police Officer Francisco Castro stopped a black Honda about 8:20 p.m. Monday, March 1 for a traffic violation. The driver reportedly showed nervous tendencies. A search of the car allegedly revealed two small bags containing a clear substance that later field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
When neither 35-year-old Elizabeth Louise Willis nor 41-year-old Orenthal Clifton Brown claimed ownership of the contraband, both Sulphur Springs residents were arrested for possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, Castro noted in arrest reports. Cpl. Chris Rosamond assisted with the traffic stop and arrests.
Brown, who is also known by Orenthia Clifton Brown, and Willis, who is also known by Elizabeth Lousie Willis and Elizabeth Matheny, remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday, March 3, in lieu of $10,000 bond on the third-degree felony controlled substance possession charge, according to jail reports.
FM 2081 Traffic Stop
Sheriff’s deputies stopped a red Nissan Frontier around 9:50 p.m. Monday, March 1 on FM 2081 at the Hopkins-Rains County line for a traffic violation. The driver reported began speaking rapidly and wouldn’t make eye contact with the deputy who contacted him.
When the 29-year-old man refused to let him search the truck, another deputy responded with his canine partner. The police dog gave a positive alert on the vehicle, inside which deputies allegedly located a scale and suspected marijuana.
The Sulphur Springs man was arrested on a possession of drug paraphernalia charge, according to arrest reports. The 29-year-old was released from Hopkins County jail Tuesday, March 2, on the misdemeanor charge, according to jail reports.
Rains County Arrest
Shanna Kay Segleski was arrested in Rains County on a Hopkins County warrant. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Elijah Fite traveled to the Hopkins-Rains line and took custody of the 42-year-old around 12:40 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The Yantis woman was transported to Hopkins County jail and booked for surety off bond on a Jan. 3, 2021 possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge, according to arrest reports.
HCSO Sgt. Richard Greer stopped Segleski in January for driving a Nissan Rogue in excess of 100 miles per hour on I-30 east. She was notably agitated and appeared to the deputy to be under the influence of a narcotic. She was allegedly evasive when talking with the deputy, claiming she was speeding because she needed to urinate.
A search of the SUV allegedly yielded a lock box with a bag with suspected methamphetamine and a couple of baggies with what appeared to the officer based on his decades of experience in law enforcement to be marijuana or hashish and numerous items of drug paraphernalia, Greer noted in Segleski’s Jan. 3 arrest report.
Segleski remained in Hopkins County jail until her release on Jan. 23 on a $5,000 bond on the controlled substance charge. She was still in jail at lunch time Wednesday on the surety off bond warrant, according to jail reports.
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Amanda Weatherford traveled to Greene County jail in Ohio, took custody of Rodney B. Schneider around 3 a.m. March 1, 2021, and transported the 55-year-old Fairborn, Ohio man to Hopkins County jail.
Schneider was booked into Hopkins County jail at 4:04 p.m. March 1 on a surety off bond on a possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge, according to arrest reports.
Schneider was originally arrested on the controlled substance charge on March 16, 2020, after police found suspected crystal methamphetamine and a white powder-like substance that tested positive for heroin during a search of the vehicle while investigating a report of suspicious activity in a gas station parking lot around 8:35 a.m. The Ohio man was released from custody on a $50,000 bond on March 27, 2020, according to jail reports.
He was indicted in December 2020 on the controlled substance charge, according to court records.
Schneider remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday morning, March 3, 2021, for surety off bond on the March 2020 controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.
Hopkins County Arrest
Timmy Dean Scott, who is also known by Jimmy Gene Scott, was booked into Hopkins County jail Tuesday, March 2, 2021, for violation of probation on a 2019 possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge and on a violation of parole warrant, according to arrest and jail reports.
The 58-year-old Sulphur Springs man was jailed early Thanksgiving morning 2019 on the possession of controlled substance charge, after claiming suspected marijuana, methamphetamine, pills and drug paraphernalia found in the vehicle he was traveling in during a State Highway 19 traffic stop conducted by sheriff’s deputies, according to the November 2019 arrest reports.
Scott was sentenced in May 2020 to 10 years of deferred adjudication probation on the November 28, 2019 possession of a controlled substance charge. He was also required to spend 180 days in jail and complete a drug rehabilitation program as a condition of probation, according to the District Attorney’s Office and court reports. He was remained in Hopkins County jail until his release on Nov. 23, 2020 on probation, according to jail reports.
HCSO Deputy Jason Lavender came into contact with Scott Tuesday afternoon, March 2. Dispatchers advised Scott was wanted on a motion to proceed with adjudication of guilt on the controlled substance charge, so he took the 58-year-old into custody and escorted him into jail for booking, according to arrest reports. Scott was held Wednesday on the charges, according to arrest reports.
Sulphur Springs Arrest
Sulphur Springs Police Special Crimes Unit investigators served a 20-year-old Sulphur Springs man with a warrant for his arrest around 3:40 p.m. March 2 at his residence. The man was transported to jail on a possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana warrant, according to arrest reports.
He was was released from jail Wednesday on a $1,000 bond on the Class B misdemeanor charge, marking the second time he’s been booked into Hopkins County jail on a marijuana possession charge. The 20-year-old was also jailed Nov. 9, 2020 on a possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana in a drug-free zone; he was released the next day on a $1,000 bond, according to jail reports.
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