A 52-year-old Pickton man was sentenced to 1 year in the county jail for violating probation, which he was on for a 2017 assault charge, according to arrest reports.
Paige Spencer Whitworth appeared in the 8th Judicial District Court Aug. 17, 2021 on a motion to revoke his pobation. He pled guilty and received the maximum sentence of 1 year in the county jail for violating probation on the aggravated assualt of a date, family or household member with a weapon charge.
Whitworth has been in Hopkins County jail since his arrest July 31 on a warrant for violation of probation on an assault causing bodily injury charge. He was originally jailed on March 3, 2018, after being sentenced to a three-day jail commitment on a family violence assault causing bodily injury charge. He was arrested Aprl 10, 2019 on a warrant for violating probation on the charge, then released later that day on a $5,000 bond. The man then had his bond revoked on the aggravated assault charge on May 22, 2019 and remained in Hopkins County jail until July 22, 2019.
The man was arrested on the original aggravated assault charge on May 30, 2017. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a Pickton residence, where a man was first reported to be assaulting his girlfriend, then was said to have been threatening her at the location while in possession of a firearm. When deputies arrived, they reported the alleged victim seemed hesitant to speak and wasn’t very cooperative with them. Whitworth, they alleged in 2017, was verbally abusive and uncooperative with officers. Upon further investigation, officers determined the pair had become involved in an argument. The woman locked Whitworth out of the house. He then reportedly banged the door and walls with a handgun. Whitworth was arrested May 30, 2017 and remained in the county jail until Aug. 14, 2017, for aggravated assault. He was indicted on June 2017, for aggravated assault of a date, family or household member with a weapon.
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.