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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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Jacksonville Man Sentenced On 2 Counts Of Sexual Assault Of Teen He Met Online
Oct30

Jacksonville Man Sentenced On 2 Counts Of Sexual Assault Of Teen He Met Online

A 36-year-old Jacksonville man was sentenced Friday in district court on two counts of sexual assault of a teen he was accused of contacting online in March and traveling twice to Hopkins County to meet. Andrew Curtis Hostetler (HCSO jail photo Andrew Curtis Hostetler on Sept. 21 pled guilty to two indictments of sexual assault of a child with no agreement as to punishment. A pre-sentence investigation report was prepared by the...

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Sheriff’s Office Investigating Vandalism At A Local Cemetery
Oct22

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Vandalism At A Local Cemetery

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating vandalism at a local cemetery. Vandlism, toppled and broken tombstones, was reported at Aiguire Cemetery (Courtesy HCSO) On Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020, the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to a call of vandalism at the Aiguire Cemetery. A large number of headstones had been knocked over, and several of those were broken. A report was taken and this case...

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3 Arrested On Controlled Substance Charges
Oct22

3 Arrested On Controlled Substance Charges

At least 3 people have been arrested on controlled substance and marijuana charges this week, according to arrest reports. County Road 2415 Arrest Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Chief Investigator Corley Weatherford and Deputy Zack Horne received information Garrett Chase Spigner had an active warrant. The officers went to a County Road 2415 residence associated with the man on Oct. 21, 2020. Horne reported seeing him walking...

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Man Accused Of Trespassing Inside Tenant’s Residence
Aug25

Man Accused Of Trespassing Inside Tenant’s Residence

Deputies arrested a 76-year-old Sulphur Springs man accused of trespassing inside a tenant’s residence, according to arrest reports. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Communications Operators dispatched Sgt. Richard Greer at 10:25 a.m. to a County Road 1190 residence for a dispute regarding a landlord reportedly entering a tenant’s house. The property was one of the man’s rental properties. The man allegedly...

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Saltillo Woman Arrested On Trafficking Of West Texas Youth Charge
Aug10

Saltillo Woman Arrested On Trafficking Of West Texas Youth Charge

A 43-year-old Saltillo woman was arrested on a trafficking of a youth charge Sunday night, according to arrest and sheriff’s reports. Romany Michael Ruble, who is also known as Romany Michael Cathey, is accused of picking up a runaway in West Texas approximately 1 week ago. Ruble had a prior acquaintance with the teen. Ruble then allegedly transported the minor to Hopkins County, where she allegedly sexually abused him. The...

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