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Man Accused Of Shooting Out Back Window Of Woman’s Pickup

A 23-year-old Sulphur Springs man remained in Hopkins County jail Friday on an aggravated assault charge for allegedly shooting out the back window of a woman’s pickup earlier this week.

Laramie Jordan Massey

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched 10:56 p.m. Sept. 6, 2022, to an active disturbance in northeastern Hopkins County. A woman was reported to be in a vehicle facing toward a store at the corner of FM 71 and State Highway 19 north. A man was alleged to be in the bed of her pickup, attempting to break out the back glass in the truck.

Upon arrival at the store, however, they were told the woman had turned around and headed to the residence of the man in the back of the truck. The man reportedly got out of the truck, but wouldn’t let the woman leave.

Deputies headed toward the man’s County Road 4770 residence. Upon reaching the intersection of FM 71 west and FM 3505 at 11:15 p.m., the deputies noticed a pickup matching the description of the one the female was said to be driving stationary near the intersection.

The HCSO deputies contacted the woman, who alleged Laramie Jordan Massey had shot at her pickup from the residence while she was leaving, causing the back glass of her pickup to shatter. Deputies reported the woman, who was later reported to be in a dating relationship with Massey, also lived at the CR 4770 residence. She also provided video evidence of the disturbance. Deputies found a bullet defect in the tailgate of the pickup, Deputy Thomas Patterson alleged in arrest reports.

While deputies talked with the female, she advised a vehicle that passed by them was that of the man’s mother. When the vehicle turned onto CR 4770, deputies went to Massey’s residence to ensure he did not leave before their investigation of the incident was concluded. Massey exited the residence and was placed into handcuffs, put in a patrol unit and advised of his rights, according to arrest reports.

Deputies then talked briefly to Massey, the woman from the pickup and Massey’s mother about the allegedly shooting of the truck. Shell casings were found in the CR 4770 yard and Massey was determined to have fired a .22-250 firearm while the female was attempting to leave the residence, Patterson alleged in arrest reports.

Evidence, including the firearm, was collected by HCSO deputies, and Massey was transported at 1:11 a.m. Sept. 7 to Hopkins County jail. Massey was booked into Hopkins County jail at 3:22 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, on an aggravated assault of a family, date or household member with a weapon.

Credited in assisting in the investigation and arrest Sept. 6 were HCSO Deputies Thomas Patterson, Justin Wilkerson, Josh Davis, Michael Chang, Bobby Osornio and Sgt. Scott Davis.

The 23-year-old rural Sulphur Springs man remained in HCSO jail Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, in lieu of the $100,000 bond set on the first degree felony charge, according to jail reports.

Massey has been jailed locally on one other assault charge. He was arrested Dec. 9, 2020, for assault of a public servant as well as evading arrest or detention and public intoxication. He was accused of first running from officers, who attempted to intervene in a disturbance involving multiple individuals on Connally Street, then of swinging an elbow into the face of the officer who tackled him to the ground to detain him, police alleged in Dec. 9, 2020 arrest reports.

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The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. You can reach them for non-emergency matters at (903) 438-4040.

Author: KSST Contributor

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