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Man Accused Of Assaulting Wife While Holding Machete-Style Knife

3 Other Men Arrested On Unrelated Assault Charges, 1 For Displaying Firearm In Public

A 61-year-old Sulphur Springs man was accused assaulting his wife while holding a machete-style knife. Four other men were also arrested earlier this week on assault or weapon related charges, including a man accused of displaying a firearm in public, a man who struck a divorcing spouse in the head with a door, a man arrested on a felony assault warrant and a man accused of assaulting his girlfriend, and according to arrest reports.

Lamar Street Arrest

Gaylon Voughan Younger

Sulphur Springs Police officers responded at 7:05 p.m. Sept. 29, 2021, to a disturbance reported on Lamar Street. Upon arrival, Officer Victor Reyna contacted a woman outside the residence.

The 51-year-old woman and her 61-year-old husband had reportedly been involved in a verbal argument in the house. Gaylon Voughan Younger allegedly injured his wife’s arm while holding a machete-style knife in a threatening manner and threatening to kill her if she didn’t leave, Reyna wrote in arrest reports.

Mr. Younger was taken into custody at 7:42 p.m. Sept. 29, 2021, on a second-degree felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

He was released from Hopkins County jail Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, on a $50,000 bond, according to jail reports.

Fuller Street Arrest

A Child Protective Services employee notified police she planned to try to make contact with a wanted man in reference to a case she was working.

Jose Ismael Cuevas

SSPD Officer Francisco Castro responded at 3:15 p.m. Sept. 30, 2021, at the Fuller Street location, where he found and contacted both the man and CPS worker.

A records check by dispatch confirmed the 30-year-old Sulphur Springs man did indeed have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The Dallas County warrant was confirmed to be active so Castro took Jose Ismael Cuevas into custody, according to police reports.

Cuevas was booked into Hopkins County jail a 3:53 p.m. Thursday Sept. 30, 2021, on the family violence assault-impeding breathing or circulation charge. He was released from Hopkins County jail later Sept. 30. Bond was set at $15,000 on the third-degree felony assault charge, according to jail reports.

Jail records show Thursday was not the first time Cuevas has been arrested in Hopkins County on an assault-impeding breathing or circulation charge. He was jailed March 11-July 12, 2021, on a local assault of family or household member-impeding breathing or circulation charge as well as warrants for bond forfeiture on Jun 28, 2020 possession of controlled substance charge and on a forgery of financial instrument charge.

West Industrial Drive Arrest

At 10:20 p.m. Wednesday night, police responded to what was reported as a gunshot wound at a West Industrial Drive business. Upon arrival, they learned a firearm had been discharged, but no one was hit by it, Sulphur Springs Police Officer Silas Whaley alleged in arrest reports.

A 41-year-old Sulphur Springs man did end up on the floor after displaying a firearm at the business. His behavior reportedly caused people to become alarmed, so they in turn assisted him on to the ground. The 41-year-old’s head reportedly sustained a gash and the weapon was discharged in the process, Whaley noted in arrest reports.

The injured man was taken into custody at 11:05 p.m. Sept. 29, then reportedly transported to the hospital, where he refused all medical treatment. He was then escorted to jail, where he was booked early Thursday morning on a Class B misdemeanor charge of displaying or discharging a firearm in a public place, according to police reports.

The man was released from the county jail on a $10,000 bond on the misdemeanor charge later Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, according to jail reports.

Sulphur Springs Police Department patrol vehicle

Haywood Street Arrest

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Aaron Chaney and Justin Wilkerson responded at 10:15 p.m. Sept. 30, 2021, on Haywood Street in Como, where an active disturbance was reported.

Upon arrival, deputies learned both household members at the address were in the process o f a divorce. A verbal altercation between the pair reportedly turned physical. The woman at the address was reported to be emotional and crying, while pressing a piece of ice to the side of her forehead reported to be slightly red and swollen.

During their investigation, the deputies ascertained the 26-year-old male resident became argumentative with the woman and was asked to leave her room. When he refused, she reportedly pushed him into the living room to put separation between them. The woman then reportedly shut the door between the bedroom hallway and living area. The Como man then allegedly forced his way through the door, striking the woman in the head as he did so, deputies alleged in arrest reports.

The 26-year-old Como man was taken into custody at 10:40 p.m. Thursday. He was booked into the county jail just after 1 a.m. Friday, on a Class A misdemeanor assault causing bodily injury to a family member charge.

The Como man remained in Hopkins County jail Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. Bond on the misdemeanor assault charge was set at $5,000, according to jail reports.

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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle

Oak Grove Drive Arrest

Sulphur Springs police responded just after 10:30 p.m. Sept. 24 to a report of a disturbance on Oak Grove Drive.

Upon arrival, police were advised a 40-year-old woman was in bed when her 45-year-old boyfriend, who also lives at the residence, punched her in the leg multiple times and hit her in the head with a pillow, causing her physical pain. Based on statements obtained at the scene and what were reported to be other injuries the woman sustained previously, officers took the 45-year-old Sulphur Springs man into custody.

The man was taken into custody at 10:51 p.m. Sept. 24 on a Class A misdemeanor assault causing bodily injury to a family or household member charge. He was released from Hopkins County jail Sept. 30, 2021, on a $10,000 bond on the charge, according to jail reports.

Jail records also show last week to be the second time this year the man has been jailed for assault causing bodily injury to a family member. He too was jailed Feb. 5, 2021, for the offense; he was released the next day on a $2,000 bond.

Sulphur Springs Police Department patrol vehicle

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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.

Author: Faith Huffman

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