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HCSO: Fence, Utility Pole At Como-Pickton CISD Damaged By Vehicle

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Nov. 5, 2022 – A fence and utility pole at Como-Pickton CISD sustained damages from a vehicle late Saturday night; one person was arrested following the incident, according to arrest reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded at 11:35 p.m. Nov. 5, 2022, to what was reported as a vehicle crash at Como-Pickton school. A vehicle was reported to have struck a fence and light pole at CPCISD. The driver reportedly abandoned the vehicle and was picked up by someone in a black SUV.

The person who reported the offense, in a vehicle, followed behind the SUV and relayed information to authorities. Deputies located the vehicle in question on FM 269 north. The deputies made contact with the occupants. Officials reported a strong alcohol odor emitted from a man in the vehicle.

Other deputies, who had responded at the school, advised a fence had been destroyed and a light pole had been struck by a vehicle. A 22-year-old Sulphur Springs man was taken into custody on FM 269 north at 12:05 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, then booked into the county jail at 3:20 a.m. Sunday, on a Class B misdemeanor duty on striking a structure or fixture charge, according to arrest reports.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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