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Two Men Charged Tuesday On Felony Warrants

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Two men were charged Tuesday on felony warrants. A 49-year-old Texas man, who has remained in Hopkins County jail since his arrest Oct. 30, was served at the jail with a Travis County warrant while a 42-year-old Caddo Mills man was taken into custody at the District Attorney’s Office on a warrant, according to arrest and jail reports.

Travis County Warrant

Mathew Edward Cain

Mathew Edward Cain has remained in Hopkins County jail since his arrest at 8:40 p.m. Oct. 30, 2021, at an I-30 rest rest stop on unauthorized use of a vehicle and possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charges, according to jail reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies were notified Oct. 30 about a stolen vehicle, a gray Jeep Wrangler, said to be traveling east on Interstate 30. Deputy Drew Fisher reported spotting a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle that’d been reported to Travis County Sheriff’s Office as stolen vehicle pass by his stationary vehicle on I-30.

Fisher reported he then entered I-30 and caught up to the vehicle and was able to confirm the license plate did indeed match that of the Jeep stolen from Travis County. Fisher conducted what he described in arrest reports as a high risk traffic stop on the Wrangler, because he did not wait for additional units to arrive to assist when the driver pulled into the rest area just east of Cumby around 8:20 p.m.

The deputy allegedly ordered the occupant out of the stolen vehicle. The man inside, identified as 49-year-old Mathew Edward Cain of Texas, was taken into custody without incident. When advised of his rights, Cain allegedly admitted he knew the Jeep was stolen and that there were hypodermic needles inside of it. A search by deputies, who had arrived by that point, allegedly revealed 0.148 gram of suspected methamphetamine in the center console of the Jeep, Fisher alleged in Oct. 10 arrest reports.

Cain was taken into custody and jailed Oct. 30 on the unauthorized use of vehicle and controlled substance charges. His bond was set at $10,000 on each charge.

On Dec. 21, 2021, HCSO Deputy Zack Horne received confirmation of a Travis County warrant for Cain’s arrest related to the UUV charge. Horne completed an arrest report for Cain, who has remained in Hopkins County jail since his arrest in October, officially adding the new warrant to the list of charges he faces at 9:49 p.m. Tuesday, according to arrest reports. Cain’s bond on the Travis County charge was set at $15,000, according to arrest and jail reports.

Hopkins County Warrant

Ricky Ervin Neal Jr. was taken into custody at 10 a.m. Dec. 21, 2021. He was known to have an outstanding warrant. HCSO Sgt. Todd Evans took him the 42-year-old Caddo Mills man into custody and escorted him to the county jail, where Evans was booked in just before 11 a.m. for bond forfeiture on a March 16, 2020 possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge.

Neal, who is also known by Rickey Ervin Neal, remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, according to jail reports.

District Attorney’s Office on Rosemont Street, Sulphur Springs

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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