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3 Search Warrants Executed In Hopkins County Related To Investigations Of Internet Crimes Against Children
Jun26

3 Search Warrants Executed In Hopkins County Related To Investigations Of Internet Crimes Against Children

Authorities executed 3 search warrants in Hopkins County as part of ongoing investigations into allegations of internet crimes against children, according to sheriff’s reports. As part of officials’ response to a rise in cases involving internet crimes against children over the last 4-6 months, three search warrants were obtained for 3 Hopkins County addresses. The warrants were executed June 25 for all three locations,...

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16 Indicted On 21 Charges During October Grand Jury Session
Nov13

16 Indicted On 21 Charges During October Grand Jury Session

The Hopkins County Grand Jury signed at least 21 indictments naming 16 people during the October session, according to court records. Charges alleged in the indictments pushed forward from the October Grand Jury session included child pornography, aggravated assault, controlled substance, evading arrest, drunk driving, sexual assault and indecency with a child offenses, according to information released by the District Clerk’s...

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Como Man Arrested On Child Pornography Warrant
Jul08

Como Man Arrested On Child Pornography Warrant

A 30-year-old Como man was arrested on a child pornography warrant early July 7, 2020. The arrest is part of ongoing investigations into allegations of internet crimes against children. No jail photo available for Justin Andrew Crump As part of officials’ response to a rise in cases involving internet crimes against children over the last 4-6 months, three search warrants were obtained for three Hopkins County addresses. The warrants...

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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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Stewart Sentenced to 10 Years for Possession of Child Pornography
Jun23

Stewart Sentenced to 10 Years for Possession of Child Pornography

Richard Lee Stewart, 34, of Sulphur Springs was sentenced to 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Thursday in Eighth Judicial District Court according to Matt Harris, Assistant District Attorney. Harris stated that this was the maximum sentence allowed for the Felony 3 Possession of Child Pornography case. Stewart was one of two Hopkins County men arrested in June 2014 in a case developed by through the Internet Crimes...

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Former Teacher’s Appeal Dismissed by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
May30

Former Teacher’s Appeal Dismissed by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Last week, May 26, 2017, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the appeal that had been made in the conviction and sentencing of former Cumby ISD Math Teacher Lucus Ray Hill. Hill was sentenced to 405 months (33 years, 9 months) in Federal Prison Friday morning, August 19, 2016. He was found guilty of enticement of a minor. He will also serve five years supervised release when he leaves prison after serving the day-for-day...

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“Updated” Durant Sentenced to 10 Years for Possession of Child Pornography
Dec05

“Updated” Durant Sentenced to 10 Years for Possession of Child Pornography

Monday morning in Eighth Judicial District Court, Dathan Artemus Durant, 58, was sentenced to 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for Possession of Child Pornography, a Felony 2. Durant was charged in June, 2014. He, along with another Cumby man, was arrested in a child pornography sting operation. The two cases were not related. Durant’s case was developed through the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force....

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Former Cumby Teacher Sentenced To Federal Prison for Enticement of a Minor
Aug19

Former Cumby Teacher Sentenced To Federal Prison for Enticement of a Minor

Former Cumby ISD Math Teacher Lucus Ray Hill, 39, was sentenced to 405 months (33 years, 9 months) in Federal Prison Friday morning, August 19, 2016. He was found guilty of enticement of a minor. He will also serve five years supervised release when he leaves prison after serving the day-for-day sentence. According to Lewis Tatum, Chief Criminal Investigator and Sheriff-elect for Hopkins County, the sentence is the maximum allowed by...

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Grand Jury Returns 55 Indictments in March
Mar22

Grand Jury Returns 55 Indictments in March

A Hopkins County Grand Jury returned 55 indictments Monday, March 21st. Six were sealed indictments and will not be published until arrests are made. However, a number of charges for aggravated assault, sexual abuse of a child and possession of child pornography, along with a vast number of possession of a controlled substance were published. Wes Gerald and Curtis Anthony August-Adams were indicted for aggravated assault in...

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Four Republicans Seek Sheriff’s Office: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
Nov13

Four Republicans Seek Sheriff’s Office: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Voters in the Republican Primary election in March will chose the next Sheriff for Hopkins County unless someone registers to run in the Democrats’ Primary. Although formal filing for election begins next week, four men have announced their candidacy for Sheriff. Each of the four will have the opportunity to address those attending the Hopkins County Republican breakfast meeting Saturday 8 a.m. at League Street Church of Christ...

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