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Surprise At New Hopkins County Jail Site
Aug22

Surprise At New Hopkins County Jail Site

Workers doing dirt work for the new Hopkins County Jail project north of the current jail unearthed a surprise recently. They found what appears to be a railroad spur that had been buried. County Judge Robert Newsom says it shouldn’t raise any environmental issues. He can’t find any records for the spur. Judge Newsom says County Commissioners will be removing the rails and selling the steel. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports...

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Start Date Set For Construction Of New Hopkins County Jail
Jun27

Start Date Set For Construction Of New Hopkins County Jail

Hopkins County Sheriff Butch Adams said Thursday that the latest start date for construction of the new County Jail is expected to be August 11. A key person for Sedalco of Fort Worth, the construction manager-at-risk, is expected to be off of another project and to be available for the new County Jail project here by that date. Completion date should be December 7, 2015. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports Director

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Open House for Hopkins County’s New Jail is December 1
Nov27

Open House for Hopkins County’s New Jail is December 1

Despite light drizzle Friday morning, some in the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department were doing some moving from the old jail to the new County Jail facility. Some old desks, chairs and filing cabinets were being moved. New furniture has been ordered but has yet to arrive. Tuesday December 1 from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom has scheduled an open house for the new County Jail and the public is...

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Thanksgiving and Christmas in the New Jail for Hopkins County Inmates
Nov06

Thanksgiving and Christmas in the New Jail for Hopkins County Inmates

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom expects inmates to move into the new County Jail perhaps as early as November 20.  That will cut off the drain on the county budget from housing overflow inmates in Franklin County that been going on for years.  Judge Newsom has planned a December 1 Open House for the jail.  It will include tours.  The jail will be inspected by the Commission of Jail Standards November...

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Trying To Walk A Check Got One Man A Free Meal, In Jail
Jul23

Trying To Walk A Check Got One Man A Free Meal, In Jail

July 23, 2023 – An attempted dine and dash didn’t turn out too well for a downtown diner Saturday night, as restaurant staff called local police to report the destitute diner around closing time. When Sulphur Springs Police arrived on scene at the downtown eatery to investigate, the suspect explained he simply did not have any cash, nor his debit card to pay his tab. As police continued to sort out the case, a neighboring...

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Hopkins County Sheriff Releases Some New Information on Tipps Arrests
Jul19

Hopkins County Sheriff Releases Some New Information on Tipps Arrests

July 19, 2023 – After the arrest of husband and wife, David and Jessica Tipps, a few more details of Jessica’s arrest are available. Around 12 PM Tuesday, a search warrant was served at the couples home. The warrant was related to the disturbance and arrest of the David Reed Tipps. Tipps, who is a police officer, was charged with several counts of assault and aggravated kidnapping. See that story here. While deputies and...

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Madison Back in Jail; Third Time in Three Weeks
Jul12

Madison Back in Jail; Third Time in Three Weeks

July 11, 2023 – MICHAEL VAN MADISON is back in Hopkins County Jail with new charges. This marks the third time he has been arrested in roughly three weeks. On June 25, Madison booked a room at a local hotel. He invited his special lady friend to the room, even though he knew she had a protective order against him. She visited him and was confirmed to be in the room with him. Hopkins County Sheriff deputies received an anonymous...

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No Driving Licence Stop Lands Two in Jail
Jun01

No Driving Licence Stop Lands Two in Jail

June 1, 2023 – ALEXANDER GARZA, age 43, was arrested in the parking lot of a Sulphur Springs grocery store this week after a traffic stop. A Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy observed Garza driving a blue Chevy Suburban. The Deputy knew Garza did not possess a valid driving licence. The traffic stop occurred within 1,000′ of Austin Academic Center, a drug free zone. Contact was made with Garza, and he appeared to be...

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Road Rage Lands Man in Jail
Apr24

Road Rage Lands Man in Jail

April 24, 2023 – On Sunday, Craig Adam Brein was arrested and charged with two counts of endangering a child and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. His charges are the result of an avoidable crash that occurred on Interstate 30. 39 year-old Brein from Northlake, TX was traveling westbound on I-30 with his wife and two children, ages 5 and 8, inside his vehicle. The two vehicle crash, between his minivan and a Dodge...

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A Dozen People Jailed In Hopkins County On Felony Warrants
Jan13

A Dozen People Jailed In Hopkins County On Felony Warrants

At least a dozen people were jailed in Hopkins County on felony warrants in the past 10 days. Among the individuals jailed Jan. 3-13, 2023, on felony warrants were: Deputy Terry Thompson took custody of Jessica Nicole Allen at 8:10 a.m. Jan. 12, 2023, at Lamar County jail. Thompson then transported the 34-year-old Paris woman to Hopkins County jail, where she was booked in at 9:38 a.m. Thursday on a warrant for violation of probation,...

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