Four people were arrested on assault charges following three unrelated disturbances reported over the course of two days in Hopkins County. Incidences included alleged dating violence, spousal abuse, and violence toward a household member, according to police and sheriff’s reports.
Squabbling Pair On CR 1197
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded at 9:52 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, on County Road 1197, where a man wanted a female to leave his residence. Before they could arrive, the deputies were advised a disturbance was in progress with the man claiming the woman was trying to throw stuff at him.
When deputies arrived on scene, they contacted both the man and woman. The 35-year-olds are reported to both have been living at the residence and to be in a dating relationship. The residence, deputies noted in arrest reports, was “in disarray from an apparent physical disturbance.”
After talking to each, the officers determined the Sulphur Springs man wanted the woman to leave the residence. A verbal altercation ensued, turning into a physical one in which both caused the other physical injury, deputies noted in arrest reports.
After EMS checked the couple’s injuries, then cleared, both the man and woman were taken into custody at 11:09 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, for their actions during the disturbance. Deputies photographed injuries on each and of the disarrayed domicile as well, according to arrest reports.
The pair was transported to Hopkins County jail, where the 35-year-old Sulphur Springs man was booked in around midnight on one assault causing injury to family or household member charge each, according to arrest and jail reports. Bond was set at $2,000 each on the Class A misdemeanor charge. The man was released from jail Aug. 18, 2022, and the woman on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, according to jail reports.
KSST does not publish the photos or names of people charged with misdemeanor crimes in staff-generated reports, only those accused of felony offenses.
FM 69 South Altercation
Sheriff’s deputies responded at 11:49 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, on FM 69 south to what was reported as an active disturbance between a man and his wife.
Upon arrival, deputies learned the man alleged to have been involved had left the residence but was on the back part of his property, tending to farm animals. They found the wife in front of the residence.
Deputies were told the husband and wife had argued, and the altercation became physical. The 58-year-old Como man allegedly punched his wife in one shoulder, then began pushing up on her, grabbed her face and forcefully kissed her, biting her lip as he did — without consent. He also allegedly grabbed her private area and attempted to push through her clothing. The woman reported to be in pain when questioned by deputies.
The husband admitted they had argued, when deputies contacted him behind the house, but denied the other allegations, the sheriff’s officers noted in arrest reports.
Deputies reported the wife had visible physical injuries, which seemed to corroborate the allegations of physical violence toward her. Based on their findings, the deputies concluded the husband to have been the primary aggressor during the altercation and took him into custody.
While the man was transported to Hopkins County jail and booked in at 1:41 p.m. Aug. 16, 2022, on Class A misdemeanor charges of family violence assault and indecent assault, deputies took photos documenting the woman’s injuries. She told deputies her intent to go to the emergency room to seek medical treatment after speaking with them. An emergency protective order, 24-hour hold and victim notification were requested by deputies, according to arrest reports.
The 58-year-old Como man was released from Hopkins County jail Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, on bonds of $2,000 per misdemeanor charge, according to jail reports.
KSST does not publish the names or photos of people charged with misdemeanor crimes in staff-generated reports, only those accused of felony offenses.
Sulphur Springs Police officers responded at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2022, on Helm Lane.
One resident told officers he had driven to a South Broadway Street fast food restaurant to pick up the 19-year-old with whom he shares an apartment. The teen, police were told, had gotten fired for threatening his co-workers and trying to fight with them, police noted in arrest reports.
On his way home, the man reportedly pulled into an East Shannon Road restaurant parking. His roommate got out, then began to assault him. Afterward, the two reportedly went back to the Helm Lane apartment where they live together. At that point, the 19-year-old is alleged to have threatened his roommate and became aggressive toward him.
Due to the alleged prior assault which reported left injuries and the threats by the 19-year-old to kill the other man, the teen was taken into custody at 11:58 p.m. Aug. 16, 2022, at his Helm Lane apartment.
The young man was transported to Hopkins County jail, where he was booked in early Wednesday morning, Aug. 17, 2022, on an assault causing bodily injury to a family or household member charge. The Sulphur Springs teen remained in Hopkins County jail Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. Bond was set at $2,000 on the Class A misdemeanor assault charge, according to jail reports.
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