Two Others Also Jailed On Assault Charges
Disturbances lead to two misdemeanor assault arrests, while a man turned himself in on a felony assault charge. A Pickton woman allegedly threw a cast iron pot through a window and struck a male with a belt and belt buckle Friday, while a Sulphur Springs man was accused Sunday evening of assaulting the person he’s dating.
A 34-year-old Sulphur Springs man at 6 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2022, turned himself in at the lobby at the county jail. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Bobby Osornio escorted Leeroy Cecilio Luna into the jail, where he was book in to serve a commitment on an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge.
According to sheriff’s and court reports, Luna was slated to appear in court on March 1, 2022, for sentencing on the charge. The length of the sentence was not noted in the reports.
Jail records show Luna was jailed Feb. 3, 2014, and Jan. 9, 2021 on aggravated assault with deadly weapon charges.
According to 2021 arrest reports, Luna was taken into custody Jan. 9, 2021, for public intoxication on North Davis Street, where a disturbance had been reported. On further investigation, police were told Luna threatened another person at the location with a knife. Officers reported a knife fitting the description of the one used in the threat was found in his pants pocket upon arrival at the jail. He was released the next day on a $35,000 bond on the aggravated assault charge.
Luna was indicted on March 5, 2021 on the aggravated assault charge, according to court records. He was jailed again July 7-27, 2021, for bond forfeiture on the felony assault charge. His bond was set at $70,000 on July 2021, according to jail reports.
Goodman Street Arrest
Sulphur Springs Police officers responded at 6:38 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2022, to a disturbance reported on Goodman Street. During their investigation, police determined a 45-year-old Sulphur Springs man caused visible injury to a person he’s in a dating relationship with.
Because the pair live in the same household, police took the 45-year-old man into custody at 7:16 p.m. Sunday to prevent further violence from occurring. The Sulphur Springs man was charged with family violence causing bodily injury. He was released from jail Monday, March 7, 2022, on a $1,000 bond on the misdemeanor assault charge, according to jail reports.
CR 2420 Arrest
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies at 4:40 p.m. Friday responded at a County Road 2420 address, where a physical disturbance was reported. Upon arrival, Deputy Drew Fisher contacted a male who claimed the other person involved had left on foot.
Fisher reported seeing red marks and cuts on the male’s arm, allegedly caused when the woman struck him with a belt and belt buckle. The deputy also noticed a sliding glass door was broken, reportedly when the woman threw a cast iron pot through it, with both of her juvenile daughters in the living room where the pot landed. The woman too was accused of rear-ending the man’s car.
Deputies began searching the area, and soon spotted the woman walking up from the nearby pasture behind the residence. When the sheriff’s officers talked with the woman, who they reported appeared to be intoxicated, she claimed the man had assaulted her. She, however, had no bruising or markings to confirm her story, Fisher and Deputy Isaac Foley noted in arrest reports.
Thus, deputies took the 34-year-old Pickton woman into custody at 5:50 p.m. March 4, 2022, at her CR 2420 residence and transported her to jail, where she was booked on a misdemeanor family violence assault causing injury to a family member charge, according to jail reports. She was released from Hopkins County jail Sunday, March 6, 2022, on a $2,000 bond on the misdemeanor charge.
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