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2 Arrested In 6 Days For Alleged Offenses Against Children

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Two people were arrested in the last six days on warrants for alleged offenses against children. A 47-year-old Sulphur Springs man allegedly threatened to harm himself with a knife in an attempt to avoid being taken into custody on warrants, while a Sulphur Springs woman surrendered to authorities on the outstanding charge against her, according to arrest reports.

Atkins Street SWAT Call

The Sulphur Springs Police/Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons And Response Team (referred to as SWAT team) was called in Monday night after a knife was displayed when police tried to take the man into custody for outstanding warrants.

James Larry York Jr.

Sulphur Springs Police officers were contacted about a wanted person on Atkins Street. Upon arrival at the address given, they found James Larry York Jr. on the floor next to a bed, under a blanket. He allegedly jumped up with a knife to his throat and verbally threatened to kill himself if officers didn’t get out of his house. They did.

The SWAT team was called in, however, to deal with the 47-year-old Sulphur Springs man. They reportedly extracted York from the house and took him into custody at 10:13 p.m. Oct. 3, 2022, on Anderson and Hopkins County warrants. He was transported to jail by Sulphur Springs Police Officers Thad Cook and Dustin Green to the county jail.

The 47-year-old Sulphur Springs man was booked in at 1:23 a.m. Oct. 4, 2022, on the Anderson County warrant alleging continuous sexual abuse of a child younger than 14 years and the Hopkins County failure to appear on a child support charge.

York remained in Hopkins County jail later Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2022. Bond was set at $100,000 on the Anderson County sexual abuse of a child charge and $1,000 on criminal nonsupport charge, according to jail reports.

Warrant Surrender

Brandi Christine Potts
Brandi Christine Potts AKA Brandi Christine Pullen Allen and Brandi Christine Allen Pullen

A 36-year-old Sulphur Springs woman surrendered herself in the HCSO lobby on a warrant at 9:42 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. Deputy Thomas Patterson was contacted. He escorted Brandi Christine Potts into the county jail, where she was booked in at 10:12 p.m. Thursday on a warrant for violating probation on an abandoning or endangering a child-criminal negligence charge.

Potts, who is also known by Brandi Christine Pullen Allen and Brandi Christine Allen Pullen, was released from Hopkins County jail Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, on a $50,000 bond on the felony charge, according to jail reports.

Thursday was the second time Potts was jailed last month on a felony charge. She spent the night in jail Sept. 1, 2022, in the county jail on a warrant for tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, but was released the next day on a $30,000 bon on the charge, according to jail records, which also show the woman was first arrested on a warrant for the alleged child endangerment offense on Feb. 24, 2020. She was released from jail Feb. 28, 2020, on a $10,000 bond on the charge. She then returned to the county jail Sept. 10, 2020, for surety off bond on the child endangerment charge, according to jail records.

KSSTRadio.com 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 Sulphur Springs Police Department continues to serve its citizens with pride in its overall mission and will strive to provide the best possible police force in the 21st century.


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.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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