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Sulphur Springs Man Accused Of False Report To Peace Officer Following Rollover Crash Into Pole

A 24-year-old Sulphur Springs man was accused of making a false report to a peace officer, following a rollover crash into a utility pole early Tuesday morning, acccording to arrest reports.

Sulphur Springs Police officers reported the man was the listed driver of a gray Chevrolet Colorado involved in a rollover crash around 1:45 a.m. Sept. 6, 2022, in on Pampa Street. He man allegedly left the crash site, after attempting to get a ride from a passing motorist. He allegedly told the motorist he would just reported the truck as stolen, SSPD alleged in arrest reports.

A short time later, the man allegedly had his wife call the police department to report the truck as stolen. When police spoke to the man, however, he maintained he had been home all night, even though he matched the description given by the witness. His spouse also reportedly confirmed he had just arrived home and told her to call police and report the truck stolen, the officers noted in arrest reports.

The man is accused in arrest reports of making a false report to a peace officer by making “deceiving statements” to officers investigating the crash. He also allegedly left the crash site without providing information after striking a power pole, and was found to be wanted on a warrant for failure to drive in a single lane. As a result, police took the 24-year-old man into custody at his Industrial Drive residence at 2:15 a.m. Sept. 6, 2022, and transported him to jail, police noted in arrest reports.

The man was reported to behave belligerently and to be uncooperatively toward officers and jail staff upon arrival the jail early Tuesday morning.

The Sulphur Springs man was booked into the county jail at 3:48 a.m. Tuesday, on the Class C misdemeanor traffic warrant, as well as two new Class B misdemeanor charges for duty on striking an object and false report to peace officer. The 24-year-old was released from Hopkins County jail later Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, on $1,000 bond each on the two Class B charges, according to jail records. The fee owed on the traffic charge, according to arrest reports, was $195.

KSST does not publish the names or photos of people charged with misdemeanor crimes in staff-generated reports, only those accused of felony offenses. 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 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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