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2 Jailed Friday On Probation Warrants

Two people were jailed Friday on Hopkins County probation warrants, according to arrest and jail reports.

Heather Branch Carey (HCSO jail photo)

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a 32-year-old woman was arrested April 8, 2021, and was being held in Angelina County jail on a Hopkins County warrant. Deputy Amanda Weatherford took custody of Heather Branch Carey and transported her to Hopkins County Law Enforcement Center. Carey was jailed Friday, April 16, 2021, at 3:18 p.m. on the warrant for violation of probation, which she was on for possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, according to arrest reports.

Angelina County jail records indicated Dallas address as Carey’s residence but Hopkins County records show a Waskom address.

Carey, who is also known by Weather Nicole Branch and Heather Nicole Branch, was held in Hopkins County jail Saturday morning, April 17, 2021, for the probation violation.

According to Hopkins County jail reports, Friday was not the first time Carey has been jailed locally for violating probation on controlled substance charges. She was jailed Aug. 18-27, 2015 for violating probation on one manufacture or delivery of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge; and returned to jail again Dec. 7, 2015-March 18, 2016 for violating that probation as well as probation on a second manufacture or delivery of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge. She was last in jail April 30-May 28, 2019, for violation of probation on the same possession of controlled substance charge she was arrested for this month, Hopkins County jail records show.

Blake Oliver Kizer (HCSO jail photo)

HCSO Deputy Elijah Fite located Blake Oliver Kizer at his Calvert Street residence and took him into custody at 3:42 p.m. April 16 on a warrant. Fite transported the 26-year-old Sulphur Springs man to Hopkins County jail, where he was booked for violation of probation, which he was on for possession of less than one gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, according to arrest reports.

Kizer was held in Hopkins county jail Saturday, April 16, 2021, on the charge, according to Hopkins County jail reports.

The arrest marks the third time the 26-year-old has been in custody locally on charges related to the offense. He spent May 13-21, after being arrested for the controlled substance offense, then again from Nov. 5-23, 2019 for surety off bond on the controlled substance offense, according to jail records.

Kizer has one prior drug-related charge. He was arrested Sept. 16, 2018 for possession, use, inhaling or ingesting of a volatile chemical; he was released from jail Sept. 18, 2018 on a $1,000 bond. He was sentenced to 10 day sin a state jail on Jan. 10, 2019, and remained in custody in Hopkins County jail until Jan. 14, 2019, the jail records state.


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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