Paris Man Caught In Hopkins County With Firearm Stolen From Bedford

A 25-year-old Paris, Texas man was allegedly caught in Hopkins County with a firearm stolen from Bedford, according to arrest reports.

No HCSO jail photo available for Jaden Haskins 3/16/2022

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper G. Rodriguez reported stopping an Oldsmobile Intrigue around 3:50 p.m. March 15, 2022, on State Highway 19 after noticing that the high center mounted stop light was defective and a license plate on it was improperly placed.

While talking with occupant Jaden Haskins, Rodriguez reported smelling a strong odor of marijuana emitting from inside the car. A probable cause search allegedly revealed a Taurus 9mm handgun under the driver’s seat. A records check by a Texarkana Communications operator showed the handgun had been reported to Bedford Police Department as stolen, Rodriguez alleged in arrest reports.

Haskins claimed the gun as in his possession and was taken into custody. The vehicle the 25-year-old Paris man was in was released at the scene at Haskins’ request to his brother. Haskins was transported to the county jail, where he was booked in at 5:30 p.m. on a theft of firearm charge. Haskins, who jail and arrest reports show to also be known by Jaden Dionte Haskins and Juice, was released from the county jail Wednesday, March 16, on a $5,000 bond on the felony firearm charge, according to jail reports.

A Texas Department of Public Safety highway patrol vehicle

Author: Faith Huffman

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