1 Sulphur Springs Man Allegedly Choked Female Household Member; Another Allegedly Assaulted A Juvenile
November 29, 2022 – Three Sulphur Springs residents were jailed on assault charges following three unrelated altercations over the past two days. A Sulphur Springs teen was accused of assaulting his father and injuring an 11-year-old sibling Monday evening. A 36-year-old man allegedly choked a female household member Monday afternoon. A 43-year-old Sulphur Springs man was also accused of assaulting a juvenile, according to arrest reports.
Tanglewood Drive Assaults
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Justin Wilkerson, Ryan Reed and Josh Davis responded to a report of an active disturbance at a Tanglewood Drive residence at 5:55 p.m. Nov. 28, 2022. Upon arrival, they contact a man who they noted was out of breath, his wife and 18-year-old son, Wilkerson noted in arrest reports.
The teen was determined to have been in the kitchen of the home, where a verbal argument had occurred. The teen, identified in arrest reports as Bradyn James Toles, then engaged in a verbal altercation with his 11-year-old brother. Their father allegedly attempted to intervene in the fight between his sons. Deputies, in arrest reports, noted the disarray in the kitchen appeared to support the claims.
During the fight, the teen was reportedly struck his father using his hand. The 18-year-old Toles also allegedly kicked his 11-year-old brother, while the younger sibling was on the floor. Both sustained injuries from the incident. The altercation continued to a bedroom, where the teen is accused of using a door to pin his 11-year-old brother against the wall.
Eighteen-year-old Bradyn James Toles was taken into custody at 6:12 p.m. Monday at his Tanglewood Drive residence for the assaults. Toles was transported to Hopkins County jail, where he was booked in at 8:45 p.m. Nov. 28, 2022, on a third-degree felony injury to a child charge for the alleged assault of the younger brother and a Class A misdemeanor assault causing bodily injury to a family member (his father) charge, according to arrest reports.
Johnson Lane Assault
HCSO Deputy Zack Steward responded at 3:53 p.m. Nov. 28, 2022, to a complaint of an assault on Johnson Lane.
Upon arrival, Steward was told 36-year-old Nicholas Allen Shepherd and a female resident had argued about the female leaving him. The altercation escalated, with Shepherd physically grabbing the woman by her throat and choking her, the deputy noted in arrest reports. Steward also reported several bruises were visible on both of the woman’s arms and her chest.
After the injuries were photographed as evidence of the alleged choking assault, Deputies Steward and Kevin Lester then went to a West Industrial Drive apartment in Sulphur Springs, where they contacted Shepherd. The 36-year-old Sulphur Springs man was taken into custody at 4:50 p.m. Monday.
Nicholas Allen Shepherd was booked into Hopkins County jail at 5:35 p.m. Nov. 28, 2022, on a third-degree felony family violence assault that impeded breathing charge; deputies requested an emergency protective order, according to arrest reports.
CR 4711 Assault
HCSO deputies responded to a disturbance at a County Road 4711 residence at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022.
Upon arrival, deputies spoke with two people said to have been involved in the disturbance. Based on their findings, they believed the 43-year-old male resident to have assaulted a juvenile at the location, deputies noted in arrest reports. The juvenile was alleged to have visible marking on her forehead, which supported that conclusion, according to the deputies’ reports.
As a result, the Sulphur Springs man was arrested at 10:08 p.m. Nov. 27, on a misdemeanor family violence assault charge, according to arrest reports.
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