A 55-year-old man climbed onto the roof of a business building Saturday afternoon, according to police reports.
Sulphur Springs Police Department received a call at 4:18 p.m. May 1 from a person reporting a man was observed on the roof of the old VF Outlet Mall, waving his arms around. SSPD officers responded. Upon arrival they attempted to locate the person. Upon spotting him, Sulphur Springs Fire Department was called upon to assist. SSFD provide the ladder of one of their trucks to enable an officer access the roof where the man was indeed located, officers noted in police reports.
The man reportedly complied with police’s instruction and got down from the roof voluntarily. He then was transported to the hospital for an evaluation. He was later released. Police took the 55-year-old into custody at 6:28 p.m. at the hospital and transported him to jail, where he was booked shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2021, for criminal trespassing at the location, according to arrest reports. He remained in Hopkins County jail Monday, May 3, 2021, in lieu of the $2,000 bond set on the criminal trespass charge, according to jail reports.