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Oklahoma Man Arrested On Cocaine, Weapon Charges

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Emory Man Jailed For Bond Forfeiture

Police arrested an Oklahoma man at 11:57 p.m. March 17 on cocaine and weapon charges. An Emory man was jailed on an order revoking his probation on a controlled substance charge, according to arrest reports.

Main Street Traffic Stop

Sulphur Springs Police Officer Robble Acosta reported stopping a GMC Sierra with a defective taillight pass around 11:35 p.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of Main Street. Upon contact with the driver, Acosta reported smelling a marijuana odor. The 23-year-old driver agreed and notified the officer the console contained a handgun. Acosta had Timothy Cole August Kelsey exit the truck. The officer talked to the passengers while conducting a search of it.

Acosta reported finding a small bag containing a white powdered substance he suspected to be cocaine and a rolled $20 bill in the back seat. While placing the item in his patrol vehicle Acosta observed a bag with a white powdered substance next to his front passenger side tire. When the driver and passengers were asked about the contraband, the driver Kelsey allegedly admitted the substance in the bag was cocaine. It also field-tested positive for cocaine.

Consequently, Kelsey was arrested for possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and unlawful carrying of a weapon. He remained in Hopkins County jail Thursday morning, March 18, 2021. Bond was set at $10,000 on the controlled substance charge and $2,000 on the weapon charge, according to jail reports.

Sulphur Springs Police Department patrol vehicle

Bond Forfeiture

A39-year-old Emory man in custody on a Hopkins County warrant was transported by Hunt County deputies to Hopkins County jail Wednesday afternoon. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kevin Lester took custody of John Scott Thompson II at 2:40 p.m. March 17 and escorted him into Hopkins County jail.

John Scott Thompson II

Thompson was booked into jail for bond forfeiture on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge, according to arrest reports. He remained in Hopkins County jail Thursday morning, March 18, 2021, on the bond forfeiture charge; his new bond was set at $25,000, according to jail reports.

Thompson, who is also known to use the aliases Scotty Joe Thompson and James Joseph Watts, was arrested at 3:15 p.m. March 17, 2020 in Hopkins County on the original controlled substance charge, and released the next day on a $5,000 bond. He was indicted during the December 2020 Grand Jury session on the charge, according to court reports.

KSSTRadio.com publishes Sulphur Springs Police Department reports and news. The Police Department is located at 125 Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Texas. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 885-7602.

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The Sulphur Springs Police Department continues to serve its citizens with pride in its overall mission and will strive to provide the best possible police force in the 21st century.


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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