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Rural Sulphur Springs Man Accused Of Choking Assault

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A rural Sulphur Springs man was accused of the choking assault of another male late Wednesday night, according to arrest reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff
Hopkins County Sheriff

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Drew Fisher and Isaac Foley and Sgt. Tanner Steward responded at a County Road 3511 residence to a disturbance alleged to involve a firearm late Wednesday night. Upon arrival, they began speaking with the individuals said to have been involved in the disturbance. Deputies determined Arnulfo Tinajero-Zarate choked a Winfield man during an argument, but never produced a firearm as dispatchers had been told, Fisher alleged in arrest reports.

After collecting statements from all individuals said to have been involved in the incident, deputies took the 46-year-old male resident into custody just before midnight, then transported him to Hopkins County Law Enforcement Center, Fisher noted in arrest reports.

Tinajero-Zarate was booked in Nov. 2 on a charge of family violence assault-impeding breathing or circulation. Deputies also requested an emergency protective order which if granted would require Tinajero-Zarate to stay away from the other male he was accused of choking, according to arrest reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle

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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