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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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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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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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Mount Pleasant Man Accused Of Online Solicitation Of A Minor
May20

Mount Pleasant Man Accused Of Online Solicitation Of A Minor

A 69-year-old Mount Pleasant, TX man is accused of online solicitation of a minor. Jerry Ray Pittman (HCSO jail photo) Hopkins County Sheriff’s Officer received a complaint of suspected online solicitation of a minor, a Hopkins County juvenile younger than 14 years of age. The offense, according to arrest reports, allegedly occurred on May 11, 2020. Through investigation, sheriff’s officers allegedly collected forensic...

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5 Inmates Accused Of Violent Assault Of 2 Other Inmates At Hopkins County Jail
Mar11

5 Inmates Accused Of Violent Assault Of 2 Other Inmates At Hopkins County Jail

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Investigator Wade Sheets released the following statement regarding an alleged violent fight on Feb. 21 between inmates at Hopkins County jail: On February 21, 2020 several inmates were involved in a physical altercation inside the Hopkins County Jail. During that confrontation five subjects attacked and assaulted two other inmates. During the assault, one inmate was on the ground being kicked in the...

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Inmate Accused Of Threatening Jail Staff, Fight While In Custody
Feb28

Inmate Accused Of Threatening Jail Staff, Fight While In Custody

A 22-year-old inmate at Hopkins County jail has been accused of making threats toward jail staff and a fight that reportedly occurred while he has been in custody, according to sheriff’s investigators. Jakwaviane Kentrail Goodson Jakwaviane Kentrail Goodson allegedly made death threats to jail staff and Sheriff’s officers sought and obtained warrants for Goodson’s arrest on two charges of obstruction or retaliation....

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1 Arrested in Hopkins County For Dallas County Trailer, Auto Parts Thefts
Nov08

1 Arrested in Hopkins County For Dallas County Trailer, Auto Parts Thefts

Hopkins County sheriff’s deputies and investigators Thursday recovered this trailer, which had been reported stolen earlier this month in Dallas. A 46-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested at a rural residence, where sheriff’s officers reported finding at least $14,000 worth of property that was reported earlier this month to Dallas Police Department as stolen, according to arrest reports and investigators. Hopkins...

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HCSO: Investigation Into Lawn Mower Thefts,Traffic Stop Lead To Three Arrests, Property Recovery
Apr04

HCSO: Investigation Into Lawn Mower Thefts,Traffic Stop Lead To Three Arrests, Property Recovery

A traffic stop and investigation by Hopkins County sheriff’s officers into lawn mower thefts resulted in three arrests Wednesday morning. Three people were jailed Wednesday morning, two men on misdemeanor charges and a woman on a felony charge, and as a result of a traffic stop by sheriff’s deputies and an investigation into lawn mower thefts. Hopkins County sheriff’s deputies had received two reports of a lawn mower...

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Hopkins County Deputies, SPCA Seize Approximately 50 Dogs, Find Approximately 50 Dead Dogs in Freezer at Northern Hopkins County Residence
May10

Hopkins County Deputies, SPCA Seize Approximately 50 Dogs, Find Approximately 50 Dead Dogs in Freezer at Northern Hopkins County Residence

Between 48 and 50 live dogs were found in a house and outbuildings and approximately 50 dead animals including litters, puppies, grown dogs and animal tissue stored in a freezer were found at a residence located just off FM 2285 north of Sulphur Springs in Hopkins County, according to Hopkins County Chief Investigator Corley Weatherford. Animal cruelty charges are being filed Thursday against the home and animal owners. The...

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