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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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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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Sulphur Springs Man Arrested On Child Pornography Charge
Dec02

Sulphur Springs Man Arrested On Child Pornography Charge

A 37-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested early Wednesday morning on a child pornography charge, according to arrest reports. Derrick Edward Morris (HCSO jail photo) Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies Tuesday, Dec. 1, were made aware of an outcry made alleging Derrick Edward Morris was in possession of videos of a female child, HCSO Chief Investigator Corley Weatherford and Deputy Nick Marney alleged in arrest...

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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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Hopkins County Clearance Rate Remains High, Even With Increases In 5 of 9 Major Offense Categories
Aug24

Hopkins County Clearance Rate Remains High, Even With Increases In 5 of 9 Major Offense Categories

The Hopkins County clearance rate for all offenses recorded Jan. 1-June 30, 2020 by sheriff’s officers was 94.87 percent, which includes the 9 major offense reporting categories, crimes against children, drug and other offenses. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office typically provides data regarding the nine major crime reporting categories, as do most departments. However, this year, in addition to the traditional statistics,...

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