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Sheriff’s Investigator Warns: Beware Of People Asking For Payment By Phone
Sep26

Sheriff’s Investigator Warns: Beware Of People Asking For Payment By Phone

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Chief Investigator Corley Weatherford cautions citizens to guard against people asking for financial payment by phone. This is especially true of people claiming to represent law enforcement, particularly sheriff’s office staff. Weatherford released the following scam alert: Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office has become aware that people are representing themselves as Members of Hopkins County...

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Weatherford: Como Man In Custody On Controlled Substance Charge Confesses To  Building Burglaries
Aug29

Weatherford: Como Man In Custody On Controlled Substance Charge Confesses To Building Burglaries

Sheriff’s Officers Recover $10,400 Worth Of Lawn Maintenance Equipment Shawn Wayne Austin A 38-year-old Como man arrested Tuesday afternoon at his County Road 2329 residence for methamphetamine possession allegedly confessed to two building burglaries. Shawn Wayne Austin had been identified as a possible suspect in a burglary, so deputies went to his residence about 2 p.m. Tuesday for further investigation into the matter....

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Investigators Recover Property Taken In Weekend Burglary, Other Theft
Aug28

Investigators Recover Property Taken In Weekend Burglary, Other Theft

Property recovered by Hopkins County sheriff’s investigators. Hopkins County sheriff’s investigators Wednesday afternoon were in the process of inventorying several chainsaws, a leaf blower, Zero-Turn mower and weed eaters reportedly stolen during a weekend burglary and at least one other theft in Hopkins County, according to sheriff’s reports. The mower and weed-eater were reported to have been taken during a...

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Sheriff’s Investigators Locate Man Who Missed Scheduled Court Appearance
Jun19

Sheriff’s Investigators Locate Man Who Missed Scheduled Court Appearance

Anthony Glenn Ewton Hopkins County Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Corley Weatherford and Investigator Dennis Findley were made aware Anthony Glenn Ewton, 52, of Sulphur Springs did not appear in the 8th Judicial District Court at 9 a.m. Tuesday as he was scheduled to do. Two warrants had been issued for Ewton’s arrest on the charges he failed to appear on. So, the sheriff’s investigators went to his last known address...

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Ratcliffe Legislation Provides Local Investigator Needed Forensic Equipment
Oct11

Ratcliffe Legislation Provides Local Investigator Needed Forensic Equipment

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe’s (R-Texas) legislation to fight crime using digital evidence led to the prosecution of dozens of child exploitation cases throughout Northeast Texas since it was signed into law by President Donald Trump last year. “I’m incredibly grateful that my new law allows law enforcement officers in Northeast Texas to better leverage digital avenues to get dangerous child sex offenders off the streets,”...

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Brashear Woman Accused Of Indecency With A Child
Jul28

Brashear Woman Accused Of Indecency With A Child

A 32-year-old Brashear woman was jailed on an indecency with a child by exposure warrant Tuesday, according to arrest reports. Crystal Ann Sievers Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office receive an allegation that Crystal Ann Sievers had sexual contact with a minor associated with her. “Investigator Shea Shaw investigated the case. He has done an outstanding job since he’s been in CID. He worked up the case, scheduled an...

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Commerce Man Charged For Third Time In 2 Months With Offense Involving A Child
Jul16

Commerce Man Charged For Third Time In 2 Months With Offense Involving A Child

A 60-year-old Commerce man has been charged for the third time in 2 months with an offense involving a child, according to arrest and jail reports. Darrell Glen Farris (HCSO jail photo) Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Nick Marney served Darrell Glen Farris at 5:35 p.m. Thursday with a first-degree felony warrant for aggravated sexual assault of a child warrant. The warrant was served at the county jail, where Farris has...

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11 Jailed On Controlled Substance, Related Charges
Jul10

11 Jailed On Controlled Substance, Related Charges

At least 11 people were jailed on controlled substance and related charges between July 7 and July 10, according to arrest and jail reports. FM 275 Traffic Stop Edith Leanne Raney AK Edith Smith Raney (HCSO jail photos) Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Aaron Chaney reported seeing a Honda Civic traveling at a high rate of speed south on FM 275 south, cross the the fog line then travel into the grass toward the ditch. He...

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Weekend Warrant Round Up The Result of Ongoing HCSO Investigation
Jun14

Weekend Warrant Round Up The Result of Ongoing HCSO Investigation

A Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office investigation into narcotic activity across the county resulted in a weekend warrant round up, with approximately a dozen people arrested. “This was the result of an investigation over a period of time by Sgt. Tanner Steward and Investigator Shea Shaw. They did a good job on this investigation, which resulted in several arrests,” HCSO Chief Investigator Corley Weatherford said...

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At Least Six People Booked Into Hopkins County Jail On Felony Warrants
Apr15

At Least Six People Booked Into Hopkins County Jail On Felony Warrants

At least six people were booked into Hopkins County jail on felony warrants over the couple of days, according to arrest and jail reports. Justin Alexander Carty (HCSO jail photo) Justin Alexander Carty was served at 11:15 a.m. April 13 by Sgt. Todd Evans and Communications officer Caitlyn Wilson with an indictment for burglary of a vehicle with two or more prior convictions. The 25-year-old Commerce man has been in custody since his...

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