Sulphur Springs Man Accused of Stealing $35k

September 18, 2023 -A Sulphur Springs resident was recently arrested in Hopkins County on a Smith County Warrant. The man, JAMES MICHAEL MORRIS JR, is accused of MISAPPLICATION OF FIDUCIARY PROPERTY.

James Michael Morris, Jr aka Bubba 2023

Morris is alleged to have entered into an agreement with a man with the intent to build a boat dock. An initial payment of $53,000 was given to Morris in 2021. The project was never started and Morris refused to return any funds. Documentation shows that over $17,000 was used to purchased only two piers.

During an attempt to reclaim the funds, Morris allegedly replied with a text message, “Dude, everything is gone.”

Morris was arrested by Hopkins County Sheriff Deputies in Como, TX during a traffic stop. He was allowed to release the Kia he was driving to a friend.

Any other individuals who have been victimized by Morris should contact local law enforcement.

This is not the first time Morris has been in Hopkins County Jail:

In 2017 he was charged with Injury to a Child. See that story here.

In 2016 he was charged with arson after he set fire to his own pickup. See that story here.

If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. You can reach them for non-emergency matters at (903) 438-4040.

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