Assault Suspect Found Hiding In Attic

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Two men, a 24-year-old Sulphur Springs assault suspect was found hiding in the attic and a a 32-year-old Alba man, were each arrested on controlled substance charges Tuesday, according according to police reports.

Kyle Street Arrest

Sulphur Springs Police Sgt. Brandon Mayes and Lt. Mark Estes responded at 5:56 a.m. Dec. 6, 2022, to a Kyle Street address where a disturbance had been reported. Upon arrival, officers reported one individual had visible injuries on the forehead, reported to have been sustained during an assault.

Officers searched the Kyle Street residence, where they found the person alleged to have caused the injuries hiding in the attic. Police took Brandon Jon Stowater into custody at 8:32 a.m. Tuesday on an assault charge, the officers alleged in arrest reports.

While at the residence, officers obtained permission to search the 24-year-old man’s pickup. Mayes and Estes reported finding syringes, a black zipper pouch with suspected meth and heroin inside, as well as a black safe. Stowater reportedly agreed to let police open the safe, but couldn’t find the key to open it.

The safe was taken to the police department, where officers were able to open it. Inside the safe, officers reported finding more suspected meth and heroin. The total weighed of the suspected meth was approximately 5.85 grams and the heroin weighed 1.72 grams, police alleged in arrest reports. Approximately half of a pound of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia were also located in the safe, Estes and Mayes alleged in arrest reports.

Stowater was transported to the hospital to be checked out. After being medically cleared, he was transported to Hopkins County jail. He was booked in at 10;16 a.m. Dec. 6, 2022, on a possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone charge and a Class A misdemeanor family violence assault charge, according to arrest reports.

Gilmer Street Arrest

Sulphur Springs Police Officers Edward Jaime and Derrick Williams reported stopping a Mitsubishi Eclipse at 1:37 p.m. Dec. 6, 2022, on Gilmer Street for a traffic violation.

During the traffic stop, the officer asked and was denied permission to search the vehicle. So, a police canine was requested to respond at the location. The police dog gave a positive alert for contraband during an open air sniff search around the vehicle. Suspected methamphetamine residue as well as two syringes with suspected meth and heroin were located, Jaime and Williams alleged in arrest reports.

As a result, Joshua Taylor Young was taken into custody at 2:19 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, and transported to the county jail. While on scene, a department issued test-kit was used to test the suspected meth; it tested positive. As a result, the 32-year-old Alba man was booked into Hopkins County jail at 3:19 p.m. Tuesday on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge, arrest reports noted.

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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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