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3 Jailed On Felony Warrants In Hopkins County

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At least three men were jailed on felony warrants in Hopkins County over the past two days, according to arrest and jail reports.

Gary Lee Gibson

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Terry Thompson took Gary Lee Gibson into custody at 1 p.m. Decd. 14, 2021. The 46-year-old Sulphur Springs man was booked into the county jail at 3:22 p.m. for bond forfeiture on an April 23, 2021 theft of property valued at less than $2,500. The charge was enhanced to a felony offense because Gibson has two or more previous convictions on his record, according to arrest and jail reports.

Gibson remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, in lieu of the new $15,000 bond set on the theft charge, according to jail reports.

Manuel Botello-Zapeda

HCSO Deputy Steve Huffman took Manuel Botello-Zapeda into custody at 6:40 a.m. Dec. 14, 2021, at Cameron County Detention Center in Brownsville and transported him to Hopkins County jail. Huffman noted the 41-year-old Brashear man was cooperative and polite the entire trip. Botello-Zapeda was booked into Hopkins County jail at 8:08 p.m. Dec. 14, 2021, on the warrant for violation of probation, which he was on for a Nov. 13, 2016 third or more driving while intoxicated offense, according to arrest reports.

He remained in the county jail Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, held on the outstanding charge, according to jail reports.

Wesley Thomas McConnell

HCSO Deputy Kevin Lester took custody of Wesley Thomas McConnell into custody at 1:24 p.m. Dec. 13, 2021, at Franklin County jail. Lester transported the 43-year-old Scroggins man to Hopkins County jail, where he was booked at 2:31 p.m. Dec. 13 on a warrant for violation of probation, which he was on for a July 27, 2018 tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair charge, according to arrest reports.

McConnell was held in Hopkins County jail Dec. 15, 2021 on the charge, according to jail reports.


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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