A 49-year-old Sulphur Springs man found holding a large pipe wrench in the middle of Georgia Street, near a location where a disturbance had been around 7:30 a.m. Thursday, was arrested on an intoxication charge, according to police and arrest reports.
According to Sulphur Springs Police, the Georgia Street resident’s tone and emotions kept changing while investigating the complaint. The man appeared to police to be under the influence of some type of intoxicant. Police also alleged in arrest reports that the man could not stand still and was slow to respond to officers’ questions.
The Georgia Street man was also alleged to have already assaulted one person in the street. Officers are investigating a claim that he assaulted a 49-year-old female family member at their residence between April 6 and April 8; the woman reportedly had visible minor injuries, according to arrest and police reports.
Based on the man’s behavior and officers’ observations, police believed the man to be intoxicated to the point he would likely harm himself or others if left at the location, the arresting officer noted in arrest reports.
As a result, the 49-year-old was taken into custody just before 8 a.m. Thursday, April 8, 2021, on a Class C misdemeanor public intoxication charge. A report was made for the alleged minor assault, according to arrest and police reports.
The man remained in Hopkins County jail Friday morning, April 9, 2021, on the PI charge, according to jail reports, which also indicate Thursday wasn’t the first time the Sulphur Springs resident has been accused of assault. He was jailed March 31-April 1, 1996, in Hopkins County on an assault causing bodily injury charge, the jail records reflect.
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