Grand Jury Indicts Mapps For Murder, Tampering With Evidence
Sep24

Grand Jury Indicts Mapps For Murder, Tampering With Evidence

Wednesday afternoon, September 23 2015, a Hopkins County Grand Jury indicted Tilton Joshua Mapps for murder and for tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. Mapps, 20, was charged with the murder of Jonathan Trahern Young, 26, at Pacific Park June 8th of this year. The charge related to physical evidence was added on July 8th of this year. Mapps became a suspect in the murder after local law enforcement questioned several...

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Sulphur Springs Teen Accused Of Evidence Tampering, Cocaine Possession
Feb08

Sulphur Springs Teen Accused Of Evidence Tampering, Cocaine Possession

An 18-year-old Sulphur Springs resident reportedly caught officials’ attention by walking on the wrong side of Lamar Street around 10:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. He then attempted to walk away from the officer instead of stopping when issued commands by the officer, according to police reports. Officers alleged one hand and arm were extended away from the teen’s body as he walked away from the officer. The officer...

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Man Charged With Evidence Tampering For Allegedly Trying To Hide Pipe
Apr20

Man Charged With Evidence Tampering For Allegedly Trying To Hide Pipe

Camron Michael Hamil A traffic stop Friday afternoon resulted in a man’s arrest on misdemeanor charges, but trying to hide a methamphetamine pipe under a patrol vehicle resulted in a felony charge, according to police reports. Sulphur Springs Police Officer Adrian Pruitt reported conducting a traffic stop on a Dodge Magnum at 1:26 p.m. April 19 on Sunset Street at Houston Street. While talking with the driver, identified in...

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Tampering with Evidence; Swallowing Marijuana
Apr17

Tampering with Evidence; Swallowing Marijuana

A Cumby Police officer assisted by a Hopkins County Deputy made traffic stop near the 113-mile marker on I-30 Sunday evening around 7 p.m. The odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle was quickly recognized by the Cumby officer. During a probable cause search, Grace Elizebeth Diana Jones, 25, was found to have a small amount of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana on her tongue. The Cumby officer asked her to open her...

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Man Who Shaved Sons’ Hair Found Guilty of Tampering With Physical Evidence By Franklin County Jury
Dec16

Man Who Shaved Sons’ Hair Found Guilty of Tampering With Physical Evidence By Franklin County Jury

by Clay Harrison, Assistant District Attorney Daniel Arnold, 33, of Mount Vernon, was tried by a Franklin County jury on December 12 and 13 for three counts of Tampering with Physical Evidence. In November of 2015, CPS investigators became aware of allegations that the Defendant may have exposed his children to methamphetamine. The Defendant’s sons were one year old and three years old at the time. A CPS investigator asked the...

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Tampering Charge Filed for Attempt to Hide Marijuana
Jul17

Tampering Charge Filed for Attempt to Hide Marijuana

Montrel Jabbor Roberts of Missouri City, Texas, 23, was stopped for a minor traffic violation and officers observed him to have a green leafy substance believed to be Marijuana and a small baggy with reddish colored pills inside. Officers also found Marijuana beside the console of the vehicle where Roberts attempted to conceal it from the officers. Roberts was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 less than...

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Charged With Arson in December, Morris Now Faces Burglary, Drug, and Tampering Charges
Jan02

Charged With Arson in December, Morris Now Faces Burglary, Drug, and Tampering Charges

James Michael Morris, 31, of Sulphur Springs was arrested Monday morning at 1:40 a.m. by Hopkins County Deputy Todd Evans when Evans noted a defective license plate on the 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Morris was driving on County Road 3528 at FM 67. Morris was wanted on a warrant for burglary of a building, a case that was under investigation by the Sheriff’s office following Morris arrest for arson on Thursday, December 22, 2016. As Evans...

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10 Jailed In Hopkins County On Outstanding Felony Charges Over The Past 5 Days
Dec25

10 Jailed In Hopkins County On Outstanding Felony Charges Over The Past 5 Days

Over the past 5 days (Dec. 19-23), 10 people were jailed in Hopkins County on outstanding felony charges, according to jail reports. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Josh Davis and Brennan Murray, and Sgt. Scott Davis reported stopping Francisco Valentin Sanchez (who is also known by Velenta Sanchez), around 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, on Interstate 30 west at mile marker 120 for a traffic offense committed with a...

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HCSO: Attempt To Serve A Warrant Results In Gunfire And 1 Death In Hopkins County
Oct26

HCSO: Attempt To Serve A Warrant Results In Gunfire And 1 Death In Hopkins County

An attempt to serve a warrant resulted in gunfire and the suspect being found deceased, according to sheriff’s reports. Hopkins County Sheriff Hopkins County sheriff’s deputies, accompanied by Sheriff Lewis Tatum, reportedly went to a residence in Harmony community Tuesday morning with the intent to serve the 48-year-old resident with a warrant for unlawful disclosure or promotion of intimate visual materials. Officers...

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Youth Accused Of Truck Stop Robbery, At Least 3 Others Sentenced In District Court
Oct06

Youth Accused Of Truck Stop Robbery, At Least 3 Others Sentenced In District Court

The youth accused of a truck stop robbery and at least 3 others were sentenced in district court in Hopkins County over the last week. Charles Orin Lee Nash Charles Orin Lee Nash was sentenced Friday, Sept. 30, to 20 years in prison for the aggravated robbery at Love’s Travel Stop. Nash was accused of displaying a black pistol during the robbery at Love’s at 9:33 a.m. Dec. 3, 2021. The 18-year-old Sulphur Springs man left...

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