Blotter Briefs for Nov. 21, 2019

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Man with stolen firearm arrested

Darrell Ray Richards, 56, of Mount Vernon was arrested early Tuesday morning during a traffic stop on Shannon Road on a charge of theft of a firearm.

Officer Burdick reportedly observed Richards’ vehicle had a defective license plate light and expired registration. On contact, Burdick allegedly saw a .22 caliber handgun in plain view in the center console, and Burdick reportedly asked Richards if he had a license to carry the weapon to which Richards allegedly responded no.

After a records check, Burdick reportedly found Richards had multiple felony arrests and detained him for further investigation. Burdick allegedly ran a records check on the gun which was reportedly entered as a stolen weapon. Richards was then placed into custody and transported to Hopkins County Jail.

Upon arriving to the jail, staff allegedly located in Richards’s pants a glass pipe commonly used to smoke meth. A full search allegedly revealed in Richards’s mouth a clear plastic bad containing a clear plastic bag containing a white substance, and while attempting to secure the alleged bag, the staff reportedly observed Richards swallow the plastic bag. The reported glass pipe was secured as evidence, and the residue allegedly field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

A charge of tampering with physical evidence with the intent to impair was added.

Jail transfers, other activity

A 41-year-old Florence woman was released on bond from the Hopkins County Jail Monday, jail records read. She had been held on charges of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with the intent to impair and possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group controlled substance, according to jail records. Bond was set at $15,000.

Dustin Chance Davis, 36, of Terrell was released on bond Monday from Hopkins County Jail, according to jail records. He had been been on charges of burglary of a habitation, theft of property, resisting arrest, possession of more than 1 gram but less than 4 grams of Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence, according to jail records. Bond was set at $30,000 for the possession charge.

A 42-year-old Longview man was released on bond from the Hopkins County Jail Monday, jail records read. The man had been held on a charge of possession of more than 1 gram but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance, jail records read. Bond was set at $10,000.

A 30-year-old Sulphur Springs man was released Monday from the Hopkins County Jail, according to jail records. He had been held on a parole violation for a charge of possession of less than 1 gram on a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, jail records read.

A 37-year-old Greenville woman was released on bond from the Hopkins County Jail Monday, jail records read. According to jail records, he had been held on charges of possession of less than 1 gram of Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.

A 26-year-old Sulphur Springs man was booked into and released from the Hopkins County jail on Wednesday. He was being held on a charge of public intoxication, jail reports read.

Animal complaints

• Reports of two dogs out near Interstate 30;

• One black calf with a yellow ear tag on State Highway 19 north;

• Three black cows out near County Road 4771;

• A report of a cat bite on South Broadway Street;

• A black calf out on SH 19 north; and

• A report of a vehicle versus hog on County Road 4717.