Shots Fired Call Results In Pursuit, At Least 3 Arrests

A call reporting shots fired on Calvert Street in Sulphur Springs resulted in a pursuit and at least three arrests — a Malakoff woman on a felony charge, and Sulphur Springs and Commerce men on misdemeanor charges, according to arrest reports and officials.

Brookelyn Robyn Purser

Sulphur Springs Police Officers Robble Acosta responded at 7:19 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, in the 700 block of Carter Street, where dispatchers were told shots had been fired. When Acosta attempted to contact the individuals in a gray Honda Accord, the driver failed to stop.

Acosta advised he was pursuing the car, which continued driving away from the address after he activated the lights and sirens on his patrol vehicle to indicate the car should immediately stop.

SSPD Officers Cameron Robinson and Stephen Lail, and Cpl. Silas Whaley; along with Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Isaac Foley, Drew Fisher and Sgt. Tanner Steward had joined the pursuit. At 7:25 p.m. Sept. 12, 2022, officials responded on Calvert Street and Carter Street, according to police and sheriff’s reports. Upon stopping, the occupants allegedly jumped out of the car and attempted to elude officers by running, police alleged in arrest reports.

A 22-year-old Commerce man, one of the passengers from the car, was arrested at 7:45 p.m. within the 700 block of Calvert Street at 7:45 p.m. by Cpl. Whaley. A 22-year-old Sulphur Springs man, another of the passengers from the Accord, was located at 7:45 p.m. and taken into custody at 8:19 p.m. Monday at a nearby Calvert Street address by Cpl. Whaley and Officer Lail. Brookelyn Robyn Purser, the 19-year-old reported to have been driving the car, was detained in the 400 block of Carter Street and taken into custody at 7:48 p.m. Sept. 12, 2022, by Acosta and Robinson.

The 19-year-old Malakoff woman was booked into Hopkins County jail at 9:01 p.m. Monday on an evading arrest or detention with a vehicle charge. The Sulphur Springs man was booked into the county jail at 9:07 p.m. Sept. 12 and the Commerce man at 9:28 p.m., each on a Class A misdemeanor evading arrest or detention charge. The Commerce man was also found to have three warrants for not taking care of three speeding tickets and one ticket for driving on the wrong side of the road.; fees owed on the traffic charges exceeded $726.50, according to arrest reports.

The Commerce man remained in Hopkins County jail Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, in lieu of the $10,000 bond set on the charge, according to jail reports, Monday was the second time he’s been booked into the county jail; he also spent Jan. 10-13, 2022, in custody for bond forfeiture on a misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge, according to jail records.

The Sulphur Springs man was released from Hopkins County jail Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, after securing the $10,000 bond set on the misdemeanor evading arrest charge, according to jails reports. Monday was also the second time the Sulphur Springs man has been booked into the county jail this year; he also spent May 4-Aug. 4, 2022, in jail for violation of probation on a Dec. 3, 2020 assault of family or household member that impeded breathing charge, according to jail records.

Purser also was released from Hopkins County jail Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, after securing the $25,000 bond set on the felony evading arrest or detention in a vehicle charge, according to arrest reports.

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