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Man Accused Of Smashing Golf Club, Pumpkin Against Vehicle His Wife Occupied

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A 32-year-old Sulphur Springs man was accused Friday of smashing a golf club and a pumpkin against the vehicle his wife was in during a domestic disturbance.

Sulphur Springs Police Officers Zach Davis and Steven Lail responded around 6:45 p.m. Dec. 16 in the 1000 block of South Davis Street to a complaint of an active domestic disturbance. The female resident was reported to be locked in her vehicle but her husband was alleged to have just broken out the window; the woman was reported to be bleeding. While police were responding, dispatchers received additional information that the husband had returned inside the home, where a 4-year-old child was located.

When officers arrived, they attempted to contact the male resident. The front door was opened by the 4-year-old, however, not the adult male. The child was passed to the mother, then officers entered the residence. The male resident was detained in handcuffs shortly thereafter. He was placed into a patrol vehicle as police continued investigating the incident, police noted in arrest reports.

The were told the 32-year-old man had begun cussing and smashing a golf club and pumpkin against the vehicle his wife had gotten into during the disturbance, in an attempt to get in to her. She was believed to have been cut on the head by glass which had fallen into her hair when the vehicle window was shattered. Although the Sulphur Springs man did not directly assault his wife, she was placed in fear of serious bodily injury. Thus, the 32-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested at 7:15 p.m. Friday and transported to jail on a deadly conduct charge, Davis noted in arrest reports.

The man remained in the county jail Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, on the Class A misdemeanor charge, according to jail reports.

KSSTRadio.com publishes Sulphur Springs Police Department reports and news. The Police Department is located at 125 Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Texas. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 885-7602.

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The Sulphur Springs Police Department continues to serve its citizens with pride in its overall mission and will strive to provide the best possible police force in the 21st century.


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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