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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Pickton Man Located, Arrested 2 Days After Release From Jail Thanks To GPS Tracking Device
Apr23

Pickton Man Located, Arrested 2 Days After Release From Jail Thanks To GPS Tracking Device

A 35-year-old Pickton man was located and arrested 2 days after his release from jail, thanks to a GPS tracking device, sheriff’s officers alleged in arrest reports. Mauro Lopez-Perez AKA Mauro Lopez-Lopez, Mauro Perez and Mauro Lopez (HCSO jail photo Local authorities’ first encountered Mauro Lopez-Perez Tuesday evening, April 19, while Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Arturo Ugalde and Hopkins County Sheriff’s...

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Investigation Results In Warrant Arrest
Apr20

Investigation Results In Warrant Arrest

Dike Man, Como Woman Jailed On Warrants Following Disturbances; 1 Other Jailed On Warrant Local officers arrested at least four people on warrants over the last week. An investigation at a Pickton residence Tuesday evening resulted in a warrant arrest. Two others have been arrested on warrants following disturbances over the last week. A traffic stop resulted in a Hurst man’s arrest on a warrant, according to arrest reports....

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Crime Down In 7 Major Categories, Clearance Rate Up In Hopkins County In 2021
Feb01

Crime Down In 7 Major Categories, Clearance Rate Up In Hopkins County In 2021

Crime in the seven major reporting categories was down and the clearance rate was up in 2021 in Hopkins County, according to Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office. Officers initiated 135 cases in the major offense categories, 132 of which were cleared, giving the sheriff’s office a clearance rate of 97.77% in those categories in 2021. That’s 30 fewer cases initiated by sheriff’s office staff in 2021 than the year...

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Troutt Sentenced On Injury To A Child Charge
Dec01

Troutt Sentenced On Injury To A Child Charge

Rollerson To Continue On Probation, With Additional Conditions Edward Faris Troutt Jr., a man accused of abusing a child and keeping her restrained in a closet, received a prison sentence Tuesday on an injury to a child charge, while Zavier Rollerson will remain on probation on an aggravated robbery charge, the judge ruled Monday in the 8th Judicial District Court. Injury To A Child Sentencing Edward Faris Troutt Jr. (HCSO jail photo)...

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911 Call From Inactive Phone Results In Search Of Residence, 3 Controlled Substance Arrests
Nov22

911 Call From Inactive Phone Results In Search Of Residence, 3 Controlled Substance Arrests

A 911 call from an inactive phone to emergency dispatchers Sunday night ultimately resulted in sheriff’s officers responding at a Cumby address, where a search resulted in three controlled substance arrests. Rodney Edward Petrea Sr. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Justin Wilkerson, Sgt. Scott Davis and Deputy Bobby Osornio responded at 6:26 p.m. Nov. 21, 2021, on Williams Street in Cumby. They were told a 911 call...

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