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Hopkins County Man Arrested for Cruelty to Animals
Jun23

Hopkins County Man Arrested for Cruelty to Animals

Thursday night around 11 p.m., Hopkins County Deputies were called to 1850 CR 4592 where they found malnourished dogs in a cage on the side of the road. In the cage were five puppies alive and one dead. The puppies appeared malnourished with hip bones and ribs visible through the skin and the puppies were crying. No food in the cage and only green colored water caused the deputies to obtain a seizure warrant. The dead puppy appeared...

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Warrant Served for Animal Cruelty; Large Amount of Meth Found
Mar24

Warrant Served for Animal Cruelty; Large Amount of Meth Found

When the Special Crimes Unit served two warrants on Juan Manuel Rodriguez-Aguilera, 48, of Sulphur Springs, marijuana and methamphetamine were in plain sight. A search of the room found an even larger amount of methamphetamine and two sets of digital scales. Rodriguez-Aguilera is in Hopkins County Jail charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 4-gram but less than 200-grams ($30,000 bond), Possession...

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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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February 2021 Grand Jury Indictments
Feb20

February 2021 Grand Jury Indictments

A Hopkins County Grand Jury during the February session signed approximately 90 indictments naming at least 70 people. Offenses ranged from aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, abandoning or endangerin ga child, assault of a pregnant person, assault on a security officer, and sexual assault of a child to stalking, theft, evading arrest, stolen vehicle, firearm, burglary, controlled substance and felony DWI charges. In some cases...

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1 Arrested On US Marshals Indictment, 2 Others On Unrelated Felony Warrants
Jun26

1 Arrested On US Marshals Indictment, 2 Others On Unrelated Felony Warrants

Local authorities made a number of warrant arrests on Tuesday, including at least three people sought on outstanding felony charges. Jason Craig Williams Special Crimes Unit Lt. Mark Estes and Sgt. Joe Scott arrested Jason Craig Williams, 32, of Sulphur Springs at his Houston Street residence at 1:45 p.m. June 25 on a US Marshals indictment for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a Schedule II substance, according to...

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Cat Abandoned in Park When Shelter Did Not Have Cage Large Enough to Contain; Cat Owner Charged
Jul17

Cat Abandoned in Park When Shelter Did Not Have Cage Large Enough to Contain; Cat Owner Charged

When the Sulphur Springs Animal Shelter did not have a cage large enough for the black and white cat Denon Wolfgang Blasey, 25, sought to leave in their care, he took the cat to Coleman Park and left it there. Pictures of Blasey’s vehicle and a citizen’s report of the abandoned cat led to his arrest and Felony Charge of Cruelty to Non-Livestock Animals: Fail to provide. Blasey had a moment of fame as the picture of the abandonment was...

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