Five people were arrested on felony warrants, including a man and woman were arrested at separate locations on warrants not only were found to be wanted on controlled substance related charges, but were also found to be in possession of a controlled substance at the time of arrest, according to sheriff’s reports.
FM 2297 Traffic Stop
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputies stopped a Honda Accord at 1:02 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, on FM 2297 at Wildcat Way for disregarding a stop sign and what Deputy Drew Fisher described in arrest reports as suspicious activity.
Upon contact with driver Shelia Ann Grimes, he noted the 39-year-old Emory woman appeared nervous and stated she was in the area looking to see if a house was vacant. Because of the time of night and recent burglaries in the area, he asked and received Grimes’ permission to search the car.
Communications operators had completed a records check using the woman’s ID information, and reported she had an outstanding Hopkins County warrant for violation of probation, which she was on for possession of 1-4 grams of a controlled subtance, Fisher and Deputy Josh Davis alleged in arrest reports. Grimes was taken into custody on the warrant.
While searching her car, deputies found a crystal-like substance that tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed 0.4 grams, resulting in a new charge for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1/1B controlled substance.
She remained in Hopkins Coutny jail Wednesday night, held on the probation charge. Bond on the new charge was set at $5,000.
South Hillcrest Drive Arrest
HCSO Sgt. Tanner Steward and Deputy Josh Davis spotted Ernesto Arellano Martinez, a 39-year-old Sulphur Springs man they knew had an outstanding warrant, with a parked Chevrolet Tahoe at a Hillcrest Drive business at 9:12 p.m. Oct. 26, 2021.
They approached and placed him into custody on the manufacture or delivery of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone warrant.When asked if he had anything illegal in the SUV, he admitted to having methamphetamine.
Deputies located meth inside a cigarette package. He then allegedly admitted to meeting at the location to sell methamphetamine. A dollar bill located in the vehicle also was noted to have a small amount of meth folded inside of it. The crystal-like substance tested positive for meth and weighed 7.8 grams, resulting in Martinez being jailed not only on the warrant but also on a new delivery of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge, Steward and Davis alleged in arrest reports.
He was also with insufficient bond on a possession of controlled substance and marijuana charges. He remained in Hopkins County jail on all four charges Wednesday night, Oct. 27, 2021.
Kyle Street Arrest
HCSO Deputy Richard Brantley contacted James Lon Keel III at 4:10 p.m. Oct. 26, 2021, while at the 32-year-old’s residence investigating a vehicle burglary. A records check confirmed Keel to be wanted in Fannin County.
Brantley took Keel into custody and transported him to jail a warrant for violation of probation, which he was on for manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance.
The Sulphur Springs man remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday night, Oct. 27, 2021, on the Fannin County warrants.
Jailed At HCSO
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Elijah Fite took Tony Lynn McPherson Jr. into custody at 1:21 p.m. Oct. 26, in the jail sallyport on a warrant.
The 34-year-old Sulphur Springs man was booked into jail on the outstanding violation of probation on an evading arrest or detention with previous conviction charge. McPherson was held in the county jail Wednesday night, Oct. 27, 2021, on the felony warrant.
Gilmer Street Arrest
HCSO Sgt. Todd Evans located Tyler Gerard Maloney, a wanted man, at 12:45 p.m. Oct. 26 at his place of work. Evans took the 24-year-old Sulphur Springs man into custody on the outstanding charge.
Maloney was booked into and reained in Hopkins County jail at 1:37 p.m. Tuesday and remained there on the warrant for violation of probation, which he was on for theft of a firearm.
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.