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2 Men, 2 Women Sentenced This Week In District Court
Nov18

2 Men, 2 Women Sentenced This Week In District Court

The four people, two men and two women were sentenced this week in the 8th Judicial District Court on felony offenses, according to court and jail reports. Janice Leigh Fite Janice Leigh Fite arranged to plead “not contest” Nov. 15, 2021, in the 8th Judicial District Court, to one of the four aggravated assault with a deadly weapon cases she faced. As part of the agreement, the 56-year-old Sulphur Springs woman was placed...

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Man Accused Of Assaulting Wife While Holding Machete-Style Knife
Oct01

Man Accused Of Assaulting Wife While Holding Machete-Style Knife

3 Other Men Arrested On Unrelated Assault Charges, 1 For Displaying Firearm In Public A 61-year-old Sulphur Springs man was accused assaulting his wife while holding a machete-style knife. Four other men were also arrested earlier this week on assault or weapon related charges, including a man accused of displaying a firearm in public, a man who struck a divorcing spouse in the head with a door, a man arrested on a felony assault...

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1 Jailed On A Warrant For Bond Violation, 2 On Warrants For Probation Violation
Jul09

1 Jailed On A Warrant For Bond Violation, 2 On Warrants For Probation Violation

One Sulphur Springs man was jailed on a warrant for bond violations and two on warrants for violating probation, according to July 7-9 arrest reports. Leeroy Cecilio Lunda (HCSO jail photo) Leeroy Cecilio Luna surrendered himself at Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office at 1:40 a.m. July 7, 2021, and was taken into custody by HCSO Officer Mark Poindexter. The 33-year-old Sulphur Springs man was booked at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday for bond...

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Grand Jury Indictments For May And June 2021
Jul04

Grand Jury Indictments For May And June 2021

The indictment list released by the District Clerk’s Office for the June 30, 2021 Hopkins County Grand Jury session was relatively short compared to those released for May 2021. Seven people were named in 10 indictments last month compared to approximately 80 people named in 90 indictments in May 2021. June 2021 Indictments The 10 offenses pushed forward for prosecution included evading arrest with a vehicle, felony DWI, sexual...

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Cumby Woman Accused Of Throwing Knife During Altercation With Her Stepdaughter
Mar08

Cumby Woman Accused Of Throwing Knife During Altercation With Her Stepdaughter

A Cumby woman was accused of displaying two knives and throwing one of them during an altercation with her stepdaughter Sunday afternoon, according to arrest reports. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jason Lavender responded just before 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 7, to what was reported to dispatchers as a disturbance with an assault in progress at a FM 285 south residence. Upon arrival, Lavender reported contacting multiple...

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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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Man Accused Of Displaying A Firearm While Assaulting A Woman
Feb19

Man Accused Of Displaying A Firearm While Assaulting A Woman

A 48-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested for allegedly displaying a firearm while assaulting a woman, according to arrest reports. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded at 2:40 p.m. Feb. 16 to what was reported as a disturbance on County Road 1193. Upon arrival, officials attempted to contact the complainant and suspect, but the residence was empty. Officers were told both had left in a black Mitsubishi SUV...

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100 Indictments Signed During November 2020 Grand Jury Session
Nov21

100 Indictments Signed During November 2020 Grand Jury Session

Approximately 100 indictments were signed during the November 2020 Grand Jury session, pushing those cases forward for prosecution. Named in the indictments are more than 70 defendants, including 11 individuals accused of two offenses and five alleged to have committed multiple offenses. In some charges, more than one defendant was named for alleged involvement in offenses. Charges ranged from aggravated robbery, sexual assault,...

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Man Accused Of Injuring Niece With Scissors
Sep19

Man Accused Of Injuring Niece With Scissors

A 74-year-old Sulphur Springs man was accused of injuring his niece with scissors Friday evening. Lester Carl Thomas (HCSO jail photo) Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tanner Steward and Deputy Chris Baumann were dispatched at 6:38 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, to a County Road 1174 residence, where a 911 caller alleged a person had been stabbed with scissors. Upon arrival at the rural residence, deputies found the 74-year-old...

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Three Men Jailed in Hopkins County On Assault Charges
Sep02

Three Men Jailed in Hopkins County On Assault Charges

Three men were jailed in Hopkins County from Aug. 28-Sept. 1 on assault charges, two on felony offenses and one on a misdemeanor charge, according to arrest and sheriff’s reports. Calvin Roy Helton (HCSO jail photo) A 59-year-old Saltillo man was taken into custody at 10 a.m. September 1 at his Saltillo residence by Hopkins County Sheriff’s Sgt. Shea Shaw and day shift deputies on warrant. Calvin Roy Helton was booked into...

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