A 56-year-old Brashear man was arrested Friday night on a tampering with evidence charge. Five others were also jailed Feb. 1-4, 2022 on controlled substance and related charges, according to arrest reports.
FM 499 Traffic Stop
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Isaac Foley reported seeing Jerry Steve Dodd backing a Chevrolet 2500 pickup out of a driveway onto FM 499 in Cumby at 7:07 p.m. Feb. 4, 2022. The lights on his vehicle were not on, however, and the truck swerved into the oncoming traffic lane, so Foley initiated a traffic stop. Dodd stopped west of Main Street, according to arrest reports.
Foley reported alcohol and marijuana odors emitting from Dodd when he contacted the man. When asked, Dodd allegedly told Foley he had not consumed any alcoholic beverages that evening. Foley requested Deputy Zack Horne to respond to conduct field sobriety tests.
While Horne conducted the sobriety tests, Dodd admitted to smoking marijuana, Foley alleged in arrest reports. While a search of the vehicle yielded no contraband, the deputy did report finding in the ditch a pill bottle with Dodd’s name on it and a green leafy substance the deputies believed to be marijuana inside of it.
Consequently, the deputies took Dodd into custody 7:33 p.m. at and transported him to jail, where he was booked in at 8:40 p.m. Friday for tampering with evidence, the pill bottle filled with marijuana. He was released from Hopkins county jail Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, on a $5,000 bond on the third-degree felony charge, according to jail reports.
I-30 West Traffic Stop
HCSO Deputy Elijah Fite reported stopping a black Chevrolet passenger vehicle at 12:29 p.m. Feb. 2, 2022, on Interstate 30 west at mile marker 120 for a traffic violation. He noted both the 29-year-old Greenville man driving and the front seat passenger displayed nervous behavior when contacted.
When the driver struggled to find his driver’s license, claiming he had a picture of it, Fite had him step out of the vehicle to talk with him so he could be heard over the highway noise. When he failed to produce an ID card, the deputy asked for his name and date of birth. He provided one, which the deputy later learned was a false name.
The front passenger and vehicle owner agreed to let the deputy search the vehicle. Fite also obtained the driver permission to search his wallet. The deputy found a small baggy containing what the deputy believed based on his training to be cocaine. He placed the driver into custody in his patrol vehicle, detained the passenger, then, searched the vehicle. The deputy reported finding in the glove box a pink vape pen containing suspected THC wax/oil which later field-tested positive for the substance, as well as other drug paraphernalia.
The passenger was released in the vehicle, and the driver was transported to the county jail, where he admitted he’d provided the deputy with a false name before. Using the name given, dispatchers conducted a records check. They reported 29-year-old Johnathan Robert Young of Greenville was wanted in Collin County for violation of probation on a driving while intoxicated charge. The substance and packaging found in his wallet weighed 0.5 gram and field-tested positive for cocaine, Fite alleged in arrest reports.
The man, identified in arrest reports as Young, was booked into Hopkins County jail at 3:31 p.m. Feb. 2, 2022, on the warrant as well as Hopkins County charges for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and failure to identify. He spent the night in Hopkins County jail on all three charges. Bond was set at $5,000 on the controlled substance charge, $2,000 on the failure to ID charge and $1,000 on the Collin County warrant, according to jail reports.
Deputy Dan Turrentine was credited with assisting on the traffic stop.
Texas Street Pedestrian Stop
HCSO Deputy Justin Wilkerson reported seeing Christopher Leon Huddleston walking on Texas Street at Beasley Street at 5:17 p.m. Feb. 2, 2022. He asked dispatchers to conduct a records check using the man’s ID information. The communications operator reported a warrant had been issued for the 42-year-old Sulphur Springs man’s arrest.
Wilkerson stopped the man, advised him of the warrant and took him into custody. Huddleston was transported to the county jail, where he was booked at 6:15 p.m. Feb. 2, 2022, for surety off bond on an Aug. 16, 2021 possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge. He remained in the county jail Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, in leu of $10,000 bond on the charge, according to jail reports.
Feb. 2 was the fifth time in the past year that Huddleston has been booked into Hopkins County jail. He was jailed July 21, 2021, and Christmas Day 2021 on public intoxication charges,; Aug. 16-29, 2021, on the controlled substance charge; Dec. 27, 2021-Jan. 13, 2022, on a criminal trespass charge; and Jan. 6, 2022, on a warrant for criminal mischief, jail records reflect.
South Broadway Street Traffic Stop
Sulphur Springs Police Cpl. Silas Whaley and Officer Edward Jaime reported conducting a traffic stop on a Nissan Sentra at 12:28 a.m. Feb. 2, 2022, in the 1200 block of South Broadway Street.
A records check using the man’s ID information showed an active warrant for his arrest. The 46-year-old Point man was taken into custody on the Tarrant County charge, according to arrest reports.
Gregory Thomas Holter was booked into Hopkins County jail at 1:05 a.m. Jan. 2, 2022, on the outstanding possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge. He was held in the county jail on the Tarrant County warrant Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, according to jail reports.
HCSO Deputy Steve Huffman took John David “JD” Sampson into custody at Beto Unit in Tennessee Colony at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 1, 2022, and transported him to Hopkins County jail, where he was booked in at 12:58 p.m. Feb. 1, 2022.
The 33-year-old Greenville man was held Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, on the warrant for bond forfeiture on a September 2020 possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a controlled substance charge, according to jail reports
State Highway 11 East Traffic Stop
HCSO Deputy Thomas Patterson reported stopping a Chevrolet 1500 pickup at 11 a.m. Feb. 1, 2022, for following too close to another vehicle on State Highway 11 east at Como City limits.
During the course of the traffic stop, Patterson asked to search the truck. When the 37-year-old Mesquite man refused, a police canine arrived and during a sniff search alerted to the presence of narcotics in the pickup, Patterson noted in arrest reports.
A short probable cause search by sheriff’s deputies revealed 8.6 grams of a substance that later tested positive for cocaine in the center console of the truck.
Consequently, Luis Lina-Breceda was taken into custody at 11:28 a.m. Feb. 1 and transported to the county jail, where he was booked at 6:13 p.m. Feb. 1, 2022, on a possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge. The Mesquite man also was later charged on a warrant for conspiracy/possession with intent to distribute, according to jail reports.
He remained in the county jail Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. Bond on the controlled substance charge was set at $35,000, according to jail reports.
HCSO Deputy Alvin Jordan was credited in arrest reports with assisting on the traffic stop and arrest.
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