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Sheriff’s Officers Serve 6 Men With Felony Warrants

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Sheriff’s officers served six men with felony warrants in the 24-hour period ending at 5:30 a.m. Jan. 12, 2022, including a man accused of assaulting three corrections officers, two for violating probation, and one accused of a child sex charge, according to jail and arrest reports.

Michael Tareze Evans AKA Mike Evans, Michael Martin, Michael Hope and Fish Terez

Additional Charges

Two inmates at Hopkins County jail, Michael Tareze Evans and Michael Shane McCormick, were served with additional warrants on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.

Corrections Officer Courtney Steward served Evans at 2:23 p.m. with a warrant for violation of bond or a protective order two or more times within 12 months.

The 31-year-old Mount Pleasant man has remained in Hopkins County jail since his arrest on July 16, 2021, on an aggravated assault with deadly weapon charge, as well as a US Marshals warrant for violating probation, according to jail reports.

Evans — who is also known to use the aliases Michael Tarezz Evans, Mike Evans, Michael Martin, Michael Hope and Fish Terez — was accused at the time of his arrest in 2021 of several times ramming the SUV he was driving into the car of a woman with whom he’d been in a relationship. He was placed into a V cell upon arrival at jail due to his his level of agitation, police alleged in Evans’ 2021.

Michael Shane “Mikey” McCormick

Investigator Dennis Findley at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 11, 2022, served Michael Shane “Mikey” McCormick with three warrants for assault of a public servant. The charges stem from offenses.

According to Findley, McCormick was accused while in custody at the county jail of punching three corrections officers when they tried to escort him back to his cell after he refused to take prescribed medication. The warrants for the older charges were served Tuesday.

The 29-year-old Sulphur Springs man has been in Hopkins County jail since Jan. 6, 2021, on criminal trespassing, bail jumping/failure to appear, violation of probation on a burglary of a habitation charge and aggravated assault against a public servant, according to jail reports. On June 14, 2021, McCormick was accused of using a ballpoint pen to stab a jail officer in the forearm and left wrist. McCormick was Tased, put in a V cell for 10 minutes to calm down, then EMS was called to remove the Taser probes.

Cory Layne Belz

CR1165 Arrest

HCSO Deputies Bobby Osornio and Joshua Davis were made aware of a warrant issued for Cory Layne Belz’s arrest. The deputies located Belz at a County Road 1165 residence and took him into custody at 7:49 p.m. Jan. 11, 2022.

Belz was booked into the county jail for violation of probation, which he was for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone. He remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 12, 2022, according to jail reports.

I-30 Traffic Stop

No HCSO jail photo available for Dayqon Dominque Gibbs

Deputy Josh Davis reported stopping a silver Ford at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday for a defective license plate light. The passenger in the vehicle was identified and found using a records check, to have an active Arkansas warrant for his arrest.

Consequently, 21-year-old Dayqon Dominque Gibbs of Wincrest, Texas, was taken into custody and transported to jail on the Prairie County, Arkansas charge.

Gibbs, who is also known by Dayqon Domique Gidds, was released from Hopkins County jail Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 12, 2022, on the receiving stolen property charge after the Arkansas hold was released, according to jail reports.

Juan Ivan Valles

Also Arrested

HCSO Investigator Michael Russell took Juan Ivan Valles into custody Jan. 11, 2022, on a first-degree felony warrant.

The 42-year-old Sulphur Springs man remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, on the outstanding continuous sexual abuse of a child charge. Bond on the charge was set at $200,000, according to Hopkins County jail reports.

Dwayne Anthony Wright

Sgt. Scott Davis took Dwayne Anthony Wright into custody Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, on a warrant for violation of probation, which he was on for a third-degree felony bail jumping and failure to appear charge.

The 44-year-old Cooper man was held in Hopkins County jail Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 12, 2022, on the felony warrant, 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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