At least 5 people were jailed on felony charges Nov. 17-19, 2021, in Hopkins County, according to jail reports.
Live Oak Street Stop
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Zack Steward and Alvin Jordan spotted a black Chrysler 300 like the one Jesus Leovardo Gonzalez of Sulphur Springs, a wanted person, was reported to be driving. The officers conducted a traffic stop on Live Oak Street at Jonas Street Nov. 17. A records check confirmed the 18-year-old identified as Gonzalez did have three outstanding warrants.
Officers had him get out of the car and patted him down. He was then taken into custody at 4:03 p.m. Nov. 17, 2021, on the warrants. The car was searched before being released to the Gonzalez’s mother. Officers reported finding a small amount of marijuana in the car; it was destroyed at the roadside.
Gonzalez was booked into Hopkins County jail for surety off bond on possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, possession of4 grams or more but less than 400 grams of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance and possession of 4 ounces or more but less than 5 pounds of marijuana charges. The offenses are alleged to have occurred on Aug. 16, 2021.
He remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in lieu of $60,000 in bonds, $25,000 each on the controlled substance charges and $10,000 on the marijuana charge.
County Road 3385 Arrest
HCSO Sgt. Todd Evans was made aware of a warrant for Toni Leann Cupp‘s arrest. He located the 46-year-old Talco woman at her place of work on County Road 3385 and took her into custody at 10:20 a.m. Nov. 17, 2021.
Evans transported Cupp to Hopkins County jail, where she was booked on a warrant for violation of probation, which she was on for a possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.
Cupp was held in Hopkins County jail Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, on the probation charge.
State Highway 19 Traffic Stop
HCSO Deputies Joshua Davis and Elijah Fite stopped a Nissan Altima just before 8 p.m. Nov. 17, 2021, on State Highway 19 south at State Highway 11 east for a traffic violation.
After noticing signs of nervousness and deception, a deputy asked to search the car. Deputies reported finding a glass pipe and baggy containing a crystal-like substance he believed to be methamphetamine wedged between the passenger’s seat and console.
The passenger, identified as Anthony Kelson “Kelso” Abernathy, claimed the contraband and was taken into custody at 8:16 p.m. Nov.17, 2021, and transported to jail. The substance field-tested positive for meth and weighed less than 1 gram, resulting in the 32-year-old Mabank man’s arrest on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charg.
Abernathy was released from Hopkins County jail Nov. 18, 2021. Bond on the felony controlled substance charge was set at $5,000.
East Industrial Traffic Stop
Sulphur Springs Police Department Officer Silas Whaley conducted a traffic stop on a Ford Explorer Friday night, Nov. 19 , 2021, on East Industrial Drive. A records check using a 34-year-old Jacksonville, Arkansas man’s ID information showed an Arkansas warrant for his arrest.
Whaley placed Sylvester Love into custody and transported him to jail. Love was booked into Hopkins County jail at 8:34 p.m. Nov. 19, 2021, on the Arkansas Parole Board warrant for violation of probation, which he was on for a felony assault charge.
Love remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday evening, Nov. 20, 2021, held for Arkansas on the felony warrant.
FM 900 North Arrest
HCSO Deputy Bobby Osornio was made aware Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, of an outstanding warrant for Jaime Antonio Castillo-Zavala’s arrest. Osornio traveled to the 37-year-old Saltillo man’s residence, served the warrant and took Castillo-Zavala into custody at 11:03 a.m. Nov. 19, 2021.
The Saltillo man was booked into Hopkins County jail at 11:03 p.m. Nov. 19, 2021, on the theft of property valued at $2,500 to $30,000 warrant. Castillo-Zavala remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday evening, Nov. 20, 2021, on the felony charge. Bond was set at $20,000.
Friday was the second time in the last 2 weeks Castillo-Zavala, who is also known by Jaime Zavala Soto, Jaime Zavala-Soto, Jaime Soto Zavala and Jaime Savala Soto, has been in jail. He was arrested on the theft charge on Nov. 11, and released later that day on a $15,000 bond.