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Thirteen Men Arrested On Felony Warrants Over Past Week By Local Authorities

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Thirteen men were arrested on felony warrants by local authorities from Sept. 13-21, 2021, according to arrest and jail reports.

Jacob Thomas Ramsey

Sulphur Springs Police Officers Dustin Green and Sgt. Brandon Mayes spotted Jacob Thomas Ramsey walking at 9:18 a.m. Sept. 19, on the wrong side of Carter Street. They contacted him and conducted a records check. Communications operators advised the 26-year-old Sulphur Springs man had an outstanding parole warrant. The officers took him into custody and transported him to jail for violation of parole, which he was on for a felony cattle, horse or exotic animal theft conviction.

Jessie Wayne Petrea

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Drew Fisher and Josh Davis located and took Jessie Wayne Petrea was taken into custody at a Helm Lane address at 11:25 p.m. Sept. 17, 2021, on a warrant for violation of bond or protective order, two or more times, accordign to arrest reports. The 28-year-old Sulphur Springs man remained in Hopkins County Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, in lieu of $100,000 bond on the third-degree felony charge, according to jail reports.

Richard Leon “Ricky” Howell

Sulphur Springs Police took Richard Leon “Ricky” Howell, 57, of Fort Worth into custody Sept. 17, 2021, on warrants for violation of probation on a possession of a Penalty Group 1 or 1B controlled substance charge and a bench warrant, according to jail reports.

Darrell Ray Richards

Darrell Ray Richards who is also known by Derrell R Richards was arrested Sept. 17, 2021, for failurte to appear on a criminal mischief warrant and a bench warrant for a Nov. 19, 2019, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence charge, according to jail reports. The 56-year-old Mount Vernon man remained in Hopkins County jail on a $10,000 bond on the criminal mischief charge, according to jail reports.

David Allen Woolverton Jr.

Jacob Allen Woolverton Jr. turned himself in 9:55 a.m. Sept. 16, 2021, to serve a commitment on a prohibited conduct with an ancestor or descendant. HSO Deputy Joe Hooten escorted him into the county jail, where the 40-year-old Como man was held Monday on the charge, according to arrest and jail rpeorts.

Aaron Cole Bennett

HCSO Deputies Zack Horne and Josh Davis, and Sgt. Tanner Steward took aaron Cole Bennett into custody at a Texas Street residence at 5:09 a.m. Sept. 15, 2021, on a warrat for insufficient bond on an aggravated assault charge. He remained in Hopkins County jail Sept. 20, 2021, in lieu of the $500,000 bond set on the charge, according to jail reports.

James Erik Weesner

James Erik Weesner was taken into custody at 2:02 a.m. Sept. 16, 2021, by SSPD Officer Silas Whaley on Industrial Drive on a warrant for violation of parole, which he was on for evading arrest or detention with a vehicle. He was in a stopped vehicle. A records check showed the warrant. He was jailed on the charge. The 21-year-old Tyler man was held in the county jail Sept. 20, 2021, according to arrest and jail reports.

Jason Deshaun Norris

HCSO Deputy Joe Hooten traveled to Athens, where Jason Deshaun Norris was held on three Hopkins County warrants. Hooten took custody of Norris at 9 a.m. Sept. 14, 2021, and transported him from Henderson County jail to Hopkins County jail, where the 40-year-old Gun Barrel City man was booked on the outstanding tampering with evidence, evading arrest or detention with a vehicle and manufacture or delivery of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charges. The offenses, Hooten noted in arrest reports, are alleged to have occurred on July 16, 2021.

Bond was set at $150,000 on the controlled substance charge, $30,000 on the tampering with evidence charge, and $50,000 on the evading arrest charge. Norris, who is also known by Spider, Sticks and Stix, remained in Hopkins County jail until Sept. 21, 2021, according to jail reports.

Christopher Francis Matthews

HCSO Deputies Drew Fisher and Jason Lavender responded at about 8:45 a.m. Sept. 14, 2021, to reports of a disturbance at Midway Gas Station. Upon arrival at the store, deputies spotted a silver four-door car, which matched the description of an individual involved in the disturbance.

As the deputies approached the Infiniti, they saw a man making furtive movements while sitting in the driver’s seat. He claimed to have concealed a fake pistol beside the driver’s seat.

Deputies removed him from the car and placed him into custody as a precaution for officer safety. Due to what Fisher described as the man’s erratic behavior, the deputies asked to search the car. When he refused, the a deputy retrieved his canine partner from his vehicle. The police canine during an open air search around the vehicle alerted to the odor of narcotics, Fisher and Lavender alleged in arrest reports.

A records check showed the man, identified in arrest reports as 33-year-old Christopher Francis Matthews, was wanted in Henderson County for violation probation on a controlled substance charge. A probable cause search of the car allegedly revealed suspected methamphetamine stuffed into the gap between the center console and the driver’s seat. The substance weighed 2.7 grams, the deputies alleged in arrest reports.

Matthews was transported to jail, where he was booked not only on the warrant but also on a new charge for possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. He remained in Hopkins County jail on the charges Sept. 21, 2021. Bond on the new charge was set at $10,000, according to jail reports.

No HCSO jail photo available for Tracy Alan “TJ” Monkhouse Jr.

While at the location, a man in a Chevrolet Silverado arrived to transport one person said to have been involved in the disturbance from the location. Before dispatchers could run a records check to notify the deputies the man was wanted, he left the scene in the truck.

Deputies Fisher and Elijah Fite located him on State Highway 19 south at County Road 1182 and initiated a traffic stop. Tracy Alan “TJ” Monkhouse Jr. was taken into custody. He was booked for bond forfeiture on a July 12, 2017, possession of controlled substance warrant out of Lamar County. the 46-year-old Paris man remained in Hopkins County jail until Sept. 17, 2021. Bond on the charge was set at $20,000, according to arrest and jail reports.

Jimmy Lee Eastman Jr.

SSPD Sgt. Josh Shufeldt conducted a traffic stop on a Hyundai Sonata at 8:54 p.m. Sept. 13, 2021, on Bill Bradford Road. A records check showed occupant Jimmy Lee Eastman Jr. to be wanted in Titus County. The 34-year-old New Boston man was take into custody for violation bond or protective order two or more times. His car was left parked at the location.

Eastman, who is noted in jail reports to also be known by Love, remained in Hopkins County jail until the next day on the felony charge. Bond was set at $10,000, according to jail reports.

Maximiliano Deveon Gomez

HCSO Deputy Steve Huffman traveled to Marshall, where Maximiliano Deveon Gomez was being held on a Hopkins County warrant for violation of probation, which he was on for an Aug. 16, 2021, driving while intoxicated with a child younger than 15 years of age in the vehicle conviction. He was taken into custody at 9:18 a.m. Sept. 13, 2021, and transported to Hopkins County jail, according to arrest and jail reports.

The 53-year-old Winnsboro man was held in the county jail on the charge Sept. 21, 2021, according to jail reports.

Renaldo Deshaun Sykes-Moore

SSPD Sgt. Matt Glenn and Sgt. Joe Scott contacted 32-year-old Renaldo Deshaun Sykes-Moore of Dallas 6:47 p.m. Sept. 15, 2021, regarding a call for service on South Broadway Street. A records checks showed Sykes-Moore to be wanted in Collin County on two Lindale theft property valued at less than $2,500 with 2 or more previous convictions warrants and a Collin County theft of property valued at more than $2,500 but no more than $30,000 warrant. He was released from Hopkins county jail on Sept. 17, 2021. Bond was set at $20,000 each on the Lindale charges and $5,000 on the Collin County charge, according to arrest and jail reports.


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