A 36-year-old Sulphur Springs man was caught hauling with a stolen trailer Monday evening, according to arrest reports.
Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies were made aware from a person they considered a credible source that the man was in possession of a stolen trailer, as well as a possible location, deputies wrote in arrest reports.
The sheriff’s officers reported seeing a white Chevrolet pickup pulling a trailer matching the description given by the source south on FM 69 north at the south service road. The trailer, deputies noted in arrest reports, did not have proper trailer registration tags so a traffic stop was initiated at 6:46 p.m. Aug. 15, 2022.
Once stopped, the deputies contacted the man driving the pickup. He claimed to be unsure who the trailer belonged to; he’d just picked it up he’d been instructed to do by his uncle, deputies alleged in arrest reports.
Deputies took the Sulphur Springs man into custody at 7:09 p.m. and transported him to Hopkins County jail, where he was booked in for theft of property, the trailer he was hauling that officials were told had been stolen, according to arrest reports.
The 36-year-old was released from the county Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, on a $1,000 bond for a misdemeanor theft of property valued at $750 or more but less than $2,500 charge, according to Hopkins County jail records.
KSST does not publish the names or photos of people charged with misdemeanor crimes in staff-generated reports, only those accused of felony offenses.
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.