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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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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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Man Arrested On Child Porn And Controlled Substance Charges
Mar19

Man Arrested On Child Porn And Controlled Substance Charges

A lengthy investigation into alleged possession or promotion of child pornography resulted in a 39-year-old man’s arrest Thursday on child porn and controlled substance charges, according to arrest and sheriff’s reports. Hugo Enrique Menchaca (HCSO jail photo) “This was another child pornography investigation that’s been ongoing for a while. He was hard to track down. We’ve been looking for some time....

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Three Hopkins County Residents Arrested For Aggravated Kidnapping For Allegedly Locking A Child In A Closet
Feb25

Three Hopkins County Residents Arrested For Aggravated Kidnapping For Allegedly Locking A Child In A Closet

Three Hopkins County residents were arrested Wednesday on an aggravated kidnapping charge for allegedly locking a child in a closet, causing injuries; the man is also accused of aggravated sexual assault of the child, according to sheriff’s reports. Edward Faris Troutt Jr. and Deborah “Debbie” Troutt The offenses allegedly occurred in 2018 but have just come to light. An outcry was made. Following an investigation by...

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Deputies Diligence, Hard Work Credited With Quick Identification, Location Of Vehicle Burglary Suspect
Jan25

Deputies Diligence, Hard Work Credited With Quick Identification, Location Of Vehicle Burglary Suspect

Deputies’ diligence and hard work Sunday is credited with the quick identification and location of a vehicle burglary suspect, according to Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Chief Investigator Corley Weatherford. Below is a news release from Weatherford regarding the vehicle burglary case: Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office release regarding identification and apprehension of a vehicle burglary...

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Woman Jailed On Child Endangerment-Criminal Neglect Warrant
Jan05

Woman Jailed On Child Endangerment-Criminal Neglect Warrant

A 26-year-old Sulphur Springs woman was jailed Monday on a child abandonment or child endangerment-criminal neglect warrant, marking the second time she’s been accused of the charge in Hopkins County and the third time in less than a year she’s been booked into Hopkins County jail on a felony charge,, according to arrest and jail reports. Mary Elizabeth Walker (HCSO jail photo) Hopkins County Sheriff’s Officers...

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