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9 Booked in Hopkins County Jail On Felony Warrants

At least 9 were booked into Hopkins County jail on felony warrants over the last week, according to arrest reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jason Lavender was made aware of warrants for 32-year-old Elizabeth Ann Karst, 64-year-old Deborah Ann Troutt and 75-year-old Edwards Faris Trout Jr. on an injury to a child, elderly, disabled person-criminal negligence charge. Edward Trout also had an outstanding warrant for continuous sexual abuse of a child victim under 14 years of age. The offenses, Lavender alleged in arrest reports, occurred in 2017.

Lavender served the trio with the warrant at Hopkins County jail, where they’ve remained in custody since their arrest on Feb. 24, 2021, in lieu of the $1 million bond set for each on the aggravated kidnapping charge. Trout’s bond on the sexual abuse charge was also set at $1 million.

An outcry was made earlier in the year against the three for the offenses allegedly occurred in 2018. Following an investigation by Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, a search warrant was obtained for a rural Sulphur Springs residence and arrest warrants were obtained, according to HCSO Chief Investigator Corley Weatherford. The alleged child victim was reported to be in a safe location.

Karst and the Troutts were “responsible for the care and custody” of an elementary-aged child in 2018. The child was alleged to have been routinely locked in a closet while in their care. The child allegedly sustained injuries, either mental or physical. When officers executed a search warrant in February at he rural residence, where sheriff’s investigations reported finding “locking devices on the closet,” Weatherford said Thursday morning. They are accused of forcefully restraining the child in a place where the child was not likely to be found and causing injury to the youth. Edward Troutt was also arrested on an aggravated sexual assault of a child charge, which was also alleged to have occurred in 2018, according to an HCSO investigator. They were subsequently accused with the additional offenses. Warrants for the injury to child offense and Edward Troutt’s other charge were served after 10 a.m. Aug. 26. 2021. Bond on the injury to a child charge was recommended at $20,000 each; Trout’s bond on the sexual abuse charge was recommended at $250,000, according to arrest and jail reports.

Pedro Esquivel-Carriezes

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy T. Thompson transported Pedro Esquivel-Carriezes from Tarrant County jail at 11 a.m. Aug. 25, 2021, to Hopkins County jail, where he was booked for bond forfeiture on a Jan. 23, 2021, unauthorized use of a vehicle charge.

Esquivel-Carriezes remained in Hopkins County jail Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. His new bond was set at $10,000 bond, twice the original stolen vehicle charge, according to jail reports.

Carlton Douglas Fite AKA Christopher Douglas Spencer and Fite Carlton

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Richard Brantley served Carlton Douglas Fite at 4:55 p.m. Aug. 25, 2021, with an order revoking bond on a burglary of a building charge. The 44-year-old Yantis man has remained in the county jail since his arrest Aug. 21, 2021, on an aggravated assault with a date, family or household member with a weapon charge, for allegedly assaulting a 45-year-old woman with a metal curtain rod.

Bond was set at $80,000 on the aggravated assault charge and $50,000 for violating the bond on the local burglary charge, according to jail reports.

Jail records show Fite spent March 8-April 13, 2021, in Hopkins County jail on a local burglary of a building charge and an Upshur County burglary of a building charge.

Tanner Aaron Allen AKA Allen Allen

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jason Lavender stopped a Buick Lucerne on Gilmer Street at 2:21 p.m. Aug. 25, 2021, for a vehicle violation. A records check showed the passenger, Tanner Aaron Allen, to have active warrants out of Marshall and Collin Counties for his arrest, dispatchers advised. Lavender asked dispatchers to confirm both warrants.

When dispatchers received confirmation the 27-year-old Wylie man is wanted in Collin County on a motion to revoke on a driving while intoxicated charge and in Marshall County for failure to appear on a possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony offense, Lavender alleged in arrest reports. The offenses are alleged to have occurred on July 30, 2021, according Lavender noted in arrest reports.

Allen remained in Hopkins County jail Friday, Aug. 25, 2021. Bond was set at $1,000 on the DWI charge and $75,000 on the firearm charge, according to jail reports.

Branden Laray Galloway

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Courtney Steward was made aware of two Hunt County warrants issued for Branden Laray Galloway’s arrest. Galloway has been held as a courtesy for another agency since his arrest Aug. 19, 2021, on a violation of parole warrant. So, Steward served the 42-year-old Commerce man at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 24, 2021, with Hunt County warrants for aggravated assault against a public servant and assault on a public servant.

The offenses, Steward noted in arrest reports, are alleged to have occurred on Aug. 19, 2021.

Galloway continued to be held in Hopkins County jail Aug. 27, 2021, without bond on the parole charge. Bond was set at $150,000 on the aggravated assault charge and $75,000 on the assault on public servant charge, according to jail reports.

Ledonell Dontrae Morgan

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ledonell Dontrae Morgan was escorted into Hopkins County jail at 9 a.m. Aug. 23, 2021. The 24-year-old Sulphur Springs man was booked on a warrant for violation of probation, which he was on for indecency with a child by exposure charge. The offense, Lester noted in arrest reports, is alleged to have occurred on Oct. 25, 2017.

Aug. 23 was the third time Morgan, who is also known by Dontrae Lee Morgan and Lefonell Dontae Morgan, has been booked into Hopkins County jail on a warrant for violation of probation on the indecency charge, according to jail reports. He also spent Feb. 6-May 6, 2019 and Feb. 4-June 9, 2020.

Morgan remained in Hopkins County jail Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, on the felony charge, according to arrest reports.

Jeremy Dean Harris AKA Worm

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Justin Wilkerson served Jeremy Dean Harris at his residence with a warrant. The 38-year-old Sulphur Springs man was taken into custody at 7:31 p.m. Aug. 21, 2021, and transported to jail. He was booked on the outstanding tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair charge.

Harris was released from Hopkins County jail Aug. 23, 2021, on a $10,000 bond on the third-degree felony charge. The offense is alleged to have occurred on Aug. 15, 2021, Wilkerson noted in arrest reports.

Aug. 21 was the second time he’s been jailed in Hopkins County this summer. He was also arrested June 25, 2021 and released from jail on July 2, 2021, on a $1,000 bond on the theft of property valued at $100 or more but less than $750 charge, according to jail reports.

Author: Faith Huffman

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