Teen Allegedly Involved in Fatal Head-On Collision On FM 2285 In December Arrested On Manslaughter, Assault Warrants
Two Hopkins County men were jailed on manslaughter charges Friday night, according to arrest reports.
Deputies, aware of outstanding warrants for Dylan Cole Anderson’s arrest, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Isaac Foley, Zack Horne and Sgt. Tanner Steward contacted the man’s mother at her residence. They learned he wasn’t there, then followed up on a tip the man might be at a friend’s house on Woodbridge Drive.
Deputies did indeed locate the 19-year-old Sulphur Springs man at a Woodbridge Drive address, took him into custody just before 9 p.m. March 18, 2022, and transported him to jail.
Anderson was booked into Hopkins County jail at 10 p.m. March 18, on the warrants for manslaughter and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges alleged to have occurred on Dec. 17, 2021.
Sulphur Springs Police, in a December press release, reported Anderson was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe that collided, head-on with a Toyota Camry on FM 2285 at 8:47 p.m. Dec. 17, 2021.
The driver of the Camry, 73-year-old Shirley Robinson Wakeman died at the crash site. The passenger in the car, 9-year-old Tessa Wakeman, was flown to a Dallas hospital in critical condition. Anderson was flown to a Tyler hospital, where he was listed in stable condition Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021.
Following continued investigation into the crash, warrants were sought and issued for Anderson’s arrest on the manslaughter and aggravated assault charges. Deputies served the warrants Friday night; Anderson remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday morning, March 19, 2022, in lieu of $150,000 in bonds – $100,000 on the manslaughter charge and $50,000 on the aggravated assault charges.
HCSO Deputies Foley and Horne were also made aware that Jaime Antoni Castillo-Zavala had an outstanding warrant for his arrest as well. Deputies contacted the 38-year-old Saltillo man at his FM 900 residence Friday, March 18, 2022.
The deputies took the man into custody just before 10 p.m. Friday and transported him to jail. Castillo-Zavala was booked into Hopkins County jail at 11:28 p.m. March 18, 2022, on a manslaughter charge.
Castillo Zavala — who jail reports shows is also known to use the names Jaime Zavala Soto, Jaime Zavala-Soto, Jaime Soto Zavala, Jaime Savala Soto, Jaime Soto-Zavala, Jaime Zavala and Jaime Antonio Castillo-Zavala — remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday, March 19, 2022, in lieu of a $100,000 bond on the manslaughter charge.
No additional information about the manslaughter charge was available Saturday morning from law enforcement, arrest and jail reports.
According to Texas Penal Code, a person commits manslaughter if he or she recklessly causes the death of an individual. An offense under Title 5, Chapter 19, Section 19.04. (a-b) of TPC is a felony of the second degree. Manslaughter is one of four potential types of criminal homicide; others include murder, capital murder and criminally negligent homicide, according to TPC Chapter 5, Chapter 19, Sec. 19.01.
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