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Sheriff’s Deputies, Canines Receive Specialized Training
Oct14

Sheriff’s Deputies, Canines Receive Specialized Training

Colt Patterson and K-9 partnerJason Lavender and K-9 partner Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputies Colt Patterson and Jason Lavender returned home last week from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where they attained specialized training with their police canines. The officers and canines Chiv and Mali completed a two-week, 150-hour Advanced K-9 handler course with emphasis on narcotics as well as suspect tracking on various terrain,...

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SSPD’s Interdiction Canine Named Top Dog At USPCA Trials, Competition
Apr10

SSPD’s Interdiction Canine Named Top Dog At USPCA Trials, Competition

Sulphur Springs Police Department Officer Cleve “Buddy” Williams pose with the trophy and awards they earned based on their performance in the USPCA Region 20 Trials and Certifications. Sulphur Springs Police Officer Cleve “Buddy” Williams and his canine partner Kilo recently earned the “Top Dog” award based on the police canine’s overall performance during the United States Police Canine Association Region 20 Trials...

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Arrested This Week On Controlled Substance, Marijuana, Related Charges
Sep25

Arrested This Week On Controlled Substance, Marijuana, Related Charges

Six men were arrested this week, Sept. 20-25 on controlled substance and marijuana charges, according to arrest reports. I-30 Traffic Stop Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Arturo Ugalde stopped a Chevrolet Malibu around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, on Interstate 30 west at mile marker 116 for speeding. Upon contact with the occupants, Ugalde reported seeing a Glock handgun on the front passenger’s side...

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Marijuana, Ecstasy Tabs Located During FM 269 Traffic Stop
Aug30

Marijuana, Ecstasy Tabs Located During FM 269 Traffic Stop

Marijuana and a baggy containing an assortment of Ecstasy tabs located during FM 269 traffic stop early Monday morning, according to arrest reports. Nicholas Chase Trimble (Smith County jail photo) Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Scott Davis stopped a Chevrolet Caprice at 1:44 a.m. Aug. 3, 2021, on FM 269, south of State Highway 11 east, for a traffic violation. Upon contact with the 32-year-old Mount Pleasant man, Davis...

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4.4 Kilos Of Cocaine Found On A Bus Stopped On I-30
Apr09

4.4 Kilos Of Cocaine Found On A Bus Stopped On I-30

SH 19 Traffic Stop Yields Methamphetamine, 1 Felony Arrest Deputies located 4.4 kilos of cocaine on a bus stopped west of Sulphur Springs on Interstate 30 Thursday night. Another traffic stop April 8 on State Highway 19 north of Sulphur Springs yielded a small amount of methamphetamine and a Klondike woman’s arrest, according to sheriff’s reports. A Tyler woman was also transferred to Hopkins County jail on a controlled...

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2 Jailed On Controlled Substance Charge, 2 On A DWI Charge
Mar09

2 Jailed On Controlled Substance Charge, 2 On A DWI Charge

At least six people have been arrested on drugs, alcohol and related charges. Two were jailed on controlled substance charges, two on a DWI charge, and one each on or drug paraphernalia and marijuana charges, according to arrest reports. SH 19 Controlled Substance, Drug Paraphernalia Arrests Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Justin Wilkerson initiated a traffic stop on a southbound Hyundai Tucson at 9:49 p.m. March 8 on...

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Man Jailed On Controlled Substance Charge After Almost Striking A Sheriff’s Office Patrol Vehicle
Aug21

Man Jailed On Controlled Substance Charge After Almost Striking A Sheriff’s Office Patrol Vehicle

A 38-year-old Quitman man was jailed on a controlled substance charge after almost striking a sheriff’s office patrol vehicle Tuesday evening in Hopkins County according to arrest reports. No HCSO photo available for Russell James Whited Aaron Chaney, a deputy with Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, reported he was on routine patrol in the area of State Highway 19, he turned west onto FM 1657 west around 6:45 p.m. Aug. 20....

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Denton Man Arrested In Hopkins County On Controlled Substance Charge
Jan25

Denton Man Arrested In Hopkins County On Controlled Substance Charge

Steven Charles Doron A 59-year-old Denton man was jailed Friday night after THC wax and marijuana were found in his car, according to arrest reports. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Lavender reported stopping an eastbound blue Toyota Camry at 11:38 p.m. He alleged the 2019 car traveled past him on Interstate 30 in the left lane at the 120 mile marker and continue driving in the left lane without passing other vehicles....

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Update: Additional Information About Meth Bust Released By HCSO
Dec13

Update: Additional Information About Meth Bust Released By HCSO

Pablo VegaSalvador Madrigal-Morales The two men arrested in connection with the Interstate 30 traffic stop early Thursday morning that netted 8 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine were have been identified as 24-year-old Salvador Madrigal-Morales and 28-year-old Pablo Vega of Denver, Colorado. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Interdiction Deputy Jason Lavender reported stopping the driver of a gray Chrysler 200 with Texas license...

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Tennessee Man Arrested for Possession of Methadone
Oct01

Tennessee Man Arrested for Possession of Methadone

At the 123 mile-marker on I-30 Monday morning at 3:42 a.m. a Hopkins County Deputy stopped a 2007 Series 3 BMW for a traffic violation. The driver began perspiring profusely when contacted by the deputy. Matthew Gene Holbert, 34, of Knoxville, Tennessee, gave the deputy permission to search his vehicle and then withdrew consent. Canine Chiv was deployed and performed an open-air sniff of the vehicle. The canine alerted on the driver...

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