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7 Booked Into Hopkins County Jail On Felony Warrants

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At lease seven people were booked into Hopkins County jail on felony warrants over the last week, Nov. 10-17, 2022, according to sheriff’s office and arrest reports.

I-30 East Arrest

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Brantley stopped a GMC Box just before noon Nov. 16, 2022, on Interstate 30 east at mile marker 138 for a traffic violation. A records check using the driver’s Texas ID card revealed a Dallas County warrant for the 42-year-old Dallas man’s arrest. Benny Ray Barber was taken into custody on the outstanding possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance charge. His two passengers were transported by another deputy to the sheriff’s office to call for a ride. The vehicle was towed.

HCSO Arrests

Oscar Gutierrez-Brione

Oscar Gutierrez-Brione surrendered himself to officers at 5:10 p.m. Nov. 16, 2022, in the lobby at the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Ryan Reed took the 30-year-old Dallas man into custody and escorted him into the county jail, where he was booked in at 5:32 p.m. Nov. 16 on warrants for bond forfeiture on a fraudulent use or possession of identifying information and possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance charges. The original offenses, according to arrest reports, occurred on June 19, 2022. Gutierrez-Brione’s bond was recommended to be set at $10,000 per charge, Reed noted in arrest reports.

Cody Earl Lee

Cody Earl Lee turned himself in at the HCSO lobby on Nov. 11, 2022. Lt. Wade Sheets took the 25-year-old into custody at 5:50 p.m. and escorted him into the county jail, where the Cumby man was booked in at 6:05 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, on the warrant for violation of probation on an unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon charge. Lee’s Bond was recommended to be set at $150,000, according to arrest reports.

Kenneth George Andrews

Kenneth George Andrews also surrendered himself to authorities in the HCSO lobby on warrants. The 46-year-old Dike man was taken into custody at 12:15 p.m. Nov. 11, 2022, and escorted by Lt. Wade Sheets into the county jail. Andrews was booked in at 12:33 p.m. for insufficient bond on aggravated assault of a date, family or household member with a deadly weapon and possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance charges. New bonds for Andrews were recommended to be set at $250,000 on the assault charge and $100,000 on the controlled substance charge, according to arrest reports. The offenses are alleged to have occurred on Aug. 6. 2022, according to arrest reports.

Probation Office Arrests

Braxton Wayne Fielden

HCSO Deputy Elijah Fite responded around 4:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 2022, at the Adult Probation Office, where he was told a wanted man could be found. He made contact with Braxton Wayne Fielden, the 48-year-old Sulphur Springs man he was sent to arrest. Fite took Fielden into custody on the warrant and transported him to jail. The Sulphur Springs man was booked into Hopkins County jail at 5 p.m. Nov. 15, for violation of probation on a possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge. Fielden’s bond was recommended at $150,000, Fite noted in arrest reports.

Melissa Raye Hamilton

Also taken into custody at the Adult Probation Office by Deputy Justin Wilkerson and Precinct 2 Constable John Beadle at 2:14 p.m. Nov. 10, 2022, was Melissa Raye Hamilton on two warrants. The 34-year-old Sulphur Springs woman was booked in a 3 p.m. Nov. 10, 2022, at the county jail for violation probation on Oct. 25, 2020, manufacture or delivery of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone and possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charges. Hamilton’s bond was recommended at $150,000 per charge, according to arrest reports.

CR 4592 Arrest

Timmy Dean Scott

HCSO Deputy Justin Wilkerson, aware of a warrant for Timmy Dean Scott‘s arrest., was made aware of a location the 58-year-old Sulphur Springs man was known to frequent. He went to the County Road 4592 address, where he located Scott and took the man into custody at 2:24 a.m. Nov. 11, 2022. Wilkerson transported Scott to the county jail, where the rural Sulphur Springs resident was booked in at 3:14 a.m. Nov. 11, on the outstanding warrant for violation of probation on a possession of 4 gram or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, according to arrest reports. Scott’s bond was recommended to be set at $150,000; the offense was alleged to have occurred on Nov. 4, 2022, Wilkerson noted in arrest reports.

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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.

Author: Faith Huffman

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