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Man Allegedly Barricaded Himself In Restroom, Flooded Diner

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A 59-year-old man ended up in jail after he allegedly barricaded himself in a restroom and flooded a diner, according to arrest reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded just before 10 p.m. Nov. 9, 2021, at a West Industrial Drive diner, where a person was reported to have barricaded himself in the restroom and was flooding the facility. Upon arrival, the deputies observed the issue. They then breached the door and removed the Sulphur Springs man from the restroom.

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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle

The 59-year-old was taken into custody at 10:20 p.m. and jailed just before 11 p.m. Nov. 8, on a Class B misdemeanor criminal mischief charge as the damages from the flooding were expected to be less than $750. He remained in Hopkins County jail on the charge Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 9, 2021.

KSST does not publish the photos or names of people charged with misdemeanor crimes in staff-generated reports, only those accused of felony offenses.

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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