Blotter Briefs for March 17, 2020

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Blotter Briefs

The following reports are based on arrests conducted with reports filed by Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County law enforcement from 5:30 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Friday and included.

Arrests on drugrelated

• Lacey Golden, 36, of Hot Springs was arrested at 2:01 p.m. Friday in the 1300 block of South Broadway Street on charges of possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana and less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone.

Officers were dispatched to the location in reference to an off-duty officer observing narcotics use and a possible disturbance in process. Golden reportedly stated she and her boyfriend were in an argument. She was advised the off-duty officer observed her using narcotics, and she reportedly advised she had marijuana in her vehicle.

During a search, officers reportedly located two separate baggies containing a green, leafy substance believed to be marijuana, a used syringe, glass pipe used for smoking methamphetamine, marijuana grinder and two different types of pills, one of which was allegedly a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.

Golden reportedly urinated on herself before being transported to the Hopkins County jail.

The arrest location was within 1,000 feet of Bowie Primary School, so the drug-free zone enhancement was added to the charges. Bond was set at $12,000, and Golden was released Saturday.

• Robert Jeremy Balance, 36, was arrested at 9:33 p.m. Friday on charges of possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 control substance and tampering with evidence, as well as a Louisiana parole violation warrant.

Deputies were at the intersection of East Shannon Road and Sewell Lane when they reportedly observed Ballance wearing dark clothing and walking on the wrong side of the road. Deputies reportedly observed him making furtive movements.

Ballance reportedly stated he was walking to the Ferrari Inn from a convenience store, where he allegedly went to buy “incense burners.”

During a pat-down search, deputies discovered two knives on his person and a paper bag in his pocket. Deputies checked the paper bag and reportedly located two clear glass pipes commonly used for smoking methamphetamine, which appeared to be unused and free of any narcotics residue. Deputies also reportedly located a small clear baggie tied off in a manner consistent with the packaging of illegal narcotics on the road where Ballance was standing. The bag reportedly contained a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine.

Bond was set at $15,000, and Balance remained in custody as of press time Monday.

• Robert Earl Hawkins, 35, was arrested at 8:57 p.m. on Saturday at State Highway 11 east and County Road 2320, according to reports.

After being pulled over for a routine traffic stop, Hawkins allegedly displayed signs of nervousness and allegedly admitted to having marijuana in the vehicle, reports read.

A search allegedly produced a plastic baggie containing a white, crystal-like substance suspected to be methamphetamine and a cigarette carton with drug paraphernalia, according to reports.

Hawkins was booked into jail on charges of possession of a schedule one controlled substance less than 1 gram on a $5000 bond and was released later the same day, according to records.

• Jessica Nicole Parker, 36, of Brashear, and Ricky Ervin Neal Jr., 41, of Caddo Mills, were arrested on charges of possession of a schedule one controlled substance less than 1 gram at 1:51 a.m. on Sunday after a routine traffic stop at Hillcrest Drive at the Pilot Station, according to reports.

Police stated the pair appeared nervous, and Neal allegedly denied consent to search the vehicle. A K9 deputy arrived at the scene and alerted police to a small black box under the driver’s side floorboard which allegedly contained suspected marijuana and suspected methamphetamine.

Neal allegedly stated the suspected methamphetamine was fake, but according to police, it field-tested positive as methamphetamine. Parker allegedly advised police she only knew marijuana was in the vehicle.

Both were booked into jail on $5,000 bonds each, and remain there as of press time Monday, according to records.

Transfers, warrants and other activity

• Timothy Dewayne Brown, 32, of Sulphur Springs was released from jail Friday on a $50,000 bond. He was booked in Sept. 27, 2019 for a probation violation on a charge of assault causing bodily injury.

• Leanna Crystal Wilkerson-Johnson, 33, of Waco was released from jail Friday on a $290,000 bond. She was booked in March 6 on warrants for tampering with physical evidence and failing to identify as a fugitive.

• A 29-year-old Sulphur Springs woman was arrested at Jackson and Weaver streets after a police received a call for a disturbance at 1:03 p.m. Saturday and learned she had an active warrant out of Rains County for larceny, according to reports. The woman was booked in on a $1,000 bond and released the next day, according to records.

• A 37-year-old woman was arrested at Walmart at 3:51 p.m. Saturday after allegedly passing all points of sale with approximately $174.32 in merchandise, according to reports. She was booked in on a bond of $1,000 and released the next day, according to records.

• Cumby police arrested Quincy Allen Kinchen, 41, of Cumby on charges of assault family violence after receiving calls of a disturbance at his residence in the 200 block of Paris Street in Cumby at 8:59 p.m. Saturday. A female house member advised that, during an argument, Kinchen had allegedly slammed her foot in the door of her vehicle as she tried to leave, as well as allegedly pushed her, causing her to hit her head on the kitchen counter, reports read. Kinchen also allegedly placed his hands around her throat, according to reports. Kinchen was placed in jail on a $10,000 bond where he remained at press time Monday, according to records.

Animal complaints

Cows out on Interstate 30 eastbound service road near mile marker 140 in Saltillo at 8:24 a.m. Friday;

• Cows out on State Highway 19 north of Tira Road at 10:07 a.m. Friday;

• Cows out on FM 3134 at 11:04 a.m. Friday;

• Eight or nine cows out on FM 69 north at 3:17 p.m. Friday;

• Black cow on edge of State Highway 19 south near the Highland Training Center at 4:24 a.m. Saturday;

• A bunch of cows everywhere at County Road 2174 at CR 2301 at 8:26 a.m. on Saturday;

• Dead cows in the pond at 12:14 p.m. on Saturday at CR 4762. The owner is handling the matter;

• A woman was unable to let her dogs out because cows were in her yard at 1:42 p.m. Saturday in the 700 block of CR 4778;

• A dark brown cow weighing approximately 300 pounds with no ear tag out at 8:11 p.m. Saturday near the Arbala fire station. The animal was put up;

• Puppies are not being fed or watered because people are moving at 9:02 p.m. on Saturday at CR 1186;

• Three longhorn cows out in the road at 3:56 a.m. on Sunday at FM 1536 and State Highway 19 north.

• A brown and white calf out near the roadway at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday at CR 1149 and FM 1567 west in Miller Grove;

• A black cow out roaming around at 11:14 a.m. on Sunday near CR 1149 and FM 1567 west in Miller Grove;

• Neighbor’s cows are out and they will not put them up at 1:26 p.m. on Sunday in the 1200 block of CR 2437 in Como; and

• Four black cows out by the road at 5:23 p.m. on Sunday at FM 1536 and SH 19 north in Tira.