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Sulphur Springs Man Arrested On Aggravated Assault Charge

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A 49-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested on an aggravated assault charge Sunday night, according to arrest reports.

Washington Emanuel Wilkins (HCSO jail photo)

Sulphur Springs Police Cpl. Chris Rosamond reported contacting the man at his Calvert Street residence in reference to a complaint that the man pointed a handgun at another man and threatened to kill him if the other man came around his daughter again. The incident allegedly occurred around 9:30 p.m. May 22, 2022, at or near Pacific Park, Rosamond noted in arrest reports.

Rosamond said Washington Emanuel Wilkins, after being informed of his rights, agreed to answer police questions. Wilkins allegedly confirmed the complaint, and produced a CO2 handgun which he admitted to using during the incident. The officer, believing the weapon capable of causing serious injury or death, took Wilkins into custody for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony offense, according to arrest reports. A records check showed he also had four outstanding traffic warrants.

He was booked into custody on the second-degree felony assault charge, as well the traffic tickets. He remained in Hopkins County jail Monday, May 23, 2022. Bond on the assault charge was set at $30,000, according to jail reports. Fees owed on the traffic charges totaled $1,604.90, acording to arrest reports.

KSSTRadio.com publishes Sulphur Springs Police Department reports and news. The Police Department is located at 125 Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Texas. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 885-7602.

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The Sulphur Springs Police Department continues to serve its citizens with pride in its overall mission and will strive to provide the best possible police force in the 21st century.


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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