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DPS Caught Wanted Cooper Man Returning To Truck In CR 1118 Pasture March 11

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Cumby Woman Arrested Later Thursday At FM 2653 Residence Where Disturbance Initiated

Additional details were released Friday regarding the incident which resulted in a multi-agency hunt for a wanted Cooper man Thursday morning. A woman was also arrested later Thursday at the residence from which Williams was reported to have fled, according to arrest reports.

Steven Bret Williams (HCSO jail photo)

The incident allegedly started before 9 a.m. March 11 with 49-year-old Steven Bret Williams threatening his girlfriend at a FM 2653 south residence. According to a previous report from Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, the woman is a previous victim in another case.

Shortly before deputies arrived, Williams was reported to have left the property on foot using a gate on the northwest corner of the backyard, which opens into a pasture. Deputies were told Williams typically parks a white Dodge 4×4 in a pasture across from FM 2653 on County Road 1118.

Williams was determined to be wanted on an order revoking his bond on a deadly-discharging a firearm toward individuals charge. Thus, deputies launched a search for the man. An item the man was reported to have been holding when left the location was soon located nearby.

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers assisted deputies in their search for Williams. Troopers reportedly located the man’s vehicle in a pasture on CR 1118.

Deputies and other agencies had set up a perimeter of the area by 10 a.m. while waiting for Texas Department of Criminal Justice to arrive with tracking dogs to assist in the search.

Kelly Lynn Dicken (HCSO jail photo)

Shortly after the dogs started tracking Williams, troopers reported seeing the wanted Cooper man. He had returned to the CR 1118 pasture with his truck. They had set up watching the area and took Williams into custody just before 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 11, 2021. HCSO Deputy Alvin Jordan transported Williams to the county jail on the order. His bond, according to arrest reports, was recommended to be set at $200,000. He remained in Hopkins County jail Friday morning, March 12, 2021, according to jail reports.

At approximately 2:45 p.m. Thursday, March 11, officials returned to the FM 2653 residence with a search warrant. They reportedly located a small bag containing a crystal-like substance deputies believed to be methamphetamine in a trash can in the woman’s bathroom. Consequently, a 39-year-old Cumby woman was arrested at her Cumby residence. Deputy Jordan transported Kelly Lynn Dicken to Hopkins County jail, where she was booked for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, according to arrest reports. She remained in Hopkins County jail Friday morning, March 12, 2021 as well, 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.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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