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3 Man, 1 Woman Jailed In Hopkins County On Felony Warrants

Over the last few days, 3 men and 1 woman were jailed in Hopkins County on felony warrants, according to arrest and jail reports.

James Edward Kizer Jr.

Sulphur Springs Police Department Officer Francisco Castro was dispatched at 12:45 a.m. May 6, 2021, to Spence Street, where a possibly wanted person was reported. Officers contacted James Edward Kizer Jr. and, after the warrant was confirmed, took him into custody.

Kizer was booked into Hopkins County jail at 1:19 a.m. May 6, 2021, on the warrant for violation of parole, which he was on for a forgery conviction; he remained in the county jail Friday, May 7, 2021, on the charge, according to jail reports.

Kayla Nicole Williams (HCSO jail photo)

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped a red Dodge Ram pickup around 9:40 p.m. May 5, 2021, on Main Street after noticing the passenger was a person wanted on outstanding warrants. After Kayla Nicole Williams was positively identified, the 41-year-old Sulphur Springs woman was taken into custody and jailed on warrants for alias capias on 2020 unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charges, HCSO Deputy Zack Horne and Sgt. Tanner Steward alleged in arrest reports.

Bond was recommended at $20,000 cash per charge, according to jail and arrest reports. She remained in Hopkins County jail Friday evening, May 7, 2021, according to jail reports.

Nikolaus Kayne Ward (HCSO jail photo)

Hunt County officials transported Nikolaus Kayne Ward to Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, where Corrections Officer Courtny Steward took the 40-year-old Brashear man into custody at 1:45 p.m. May 5 and booked him into jail on three warrants for theft of property valued at $2,500 or more but less than $30,000 and one warrant for theft of property valued at $100 or more but less than $750. The offenses are alleged to have occurred on April 2, 2020.

Ward remained in Hopkins County jail Friday, May 7, 2021, in lieu of $16,000 bond: $5,000 bond on each of the three $2,500-$30,000 theft charges and $1,000 bond on the other charge. He also is wanted in Rockwall County for theft of property valued at less than $100 with a previous conviction, criminal trespassing, possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and evading arrest or detention with a vehicle; bonds on those charges total $32,000, according to jail reports.

Truston Gauge McDonald (HCSO jail photo)

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Amanda Weatherford took Truston Gauge McDonald into custody around 4:15 p.m. May 5, 2021, at Gregg County jail and transported him to Hopkins County jail. The 24-year-old was booked around 6:20 p.m. for bond forfeiture on an Aug. 20, 2020 possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge, according to arrest reports.

McDonald remained in Hopkins County jail Friday, May 7, 2021; his new bond was set at $25,000 on the charge, 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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