Blotter Briefs for Sept. 12, 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. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Friday and included:

Alcohol-related arrests

• A Department of Public Safety trooper responded to a report of a vehicle accident on FM 1567, at which property a black 2005 Chevrolet 1500 had done “major damage in the front yard,” according to the arrest report. The trooper alleged in the report that the driver, a 20-year-old Sulphur Springs man, had been traveling east on FM 1567, failed to maintain a single lane, headed off the north side of the road through a barb-wire fence, then hit a tree.

The man “stated he was under the influence and was going to jail,” the trooper stated in his report, and that he had drank four beers.

The trooper performed a horizontal gaze nystagmus test, which the man allegedly failed, and was refused further sobriety testing from the driver, “stating he knew he can not pass them,” the report read.

The man was arrested on the charge of driving wile intoxicated. During book-in, a breath test returned results of 0.146 and 0.145.

• A 40-year-old Pittsburg, Texas woman was arrested around 12:48 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 30 at mile marker 132 on the charge of driving while intoxicated, first offense.

• Responding to a report Thursday morning of a 2014 Dodge Charger continuously idling in a roadway “for a few hours,” officers alleged they found two people in the car who were passed out. The arresting officer reported there was the odor of alcohol drinks coming from the car and, once the two were roused out of the car, from the pair themselves, the report read. A 21-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested around 7:30 a.m. Thursday on the charge of public intoxication after allegedly failing sobriety testing. No additional information on the second person in the car was available at press time Friday.

Drug-related arrests

• The Special Crimes Unit concluded an investigation just before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday into a 36-year-old Yantis man from whom investigators allege they “made several purchases of methapmhetamine.” Additionally, the arrest report read that, in the course of the investigation, a “large amount of methamphetamine was seized.” The man was served with a warrant on the charge of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, more than 4 but less than 200 grams. He was already in custody at Hopkins County Jail at the time. Bond was set at $200,000.

Miscellaneous arrests

• A 2014 GM Terrain was pulled over by Sulphur Springs police around 11 p.m. Tuesday on Interstate 30 at mile marker 116 for an alleged traffic violation. The 20-year-old Texarkana man was reported to not have a driver’s license an have an active Forth Worth Police Department warrant for assault with bodily injury to a family member, on which both he was arrested. Bond on the warrant was set at $2,500.

Transfers, warrants and releases

• A 20 year-old Whitewright man was arrested about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday on a Hopkins County warrant for violation of parole on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram.

• A 57-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested in Bentonville, Ark. on a warrant for theft of property and transported to Hopkins County Jail around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday. No bond was set.

• On a warrant for violation of parole for deadly conduct, a 53-year-old Sulphur Springs man turned himself in at the Hopkins County Sheriff ’s Office after 1 p.m. Wednesday. Bond was set at $75,000, cash or surety.

• A 29-year-old Marlin Falls, Texas man was arrested on a Limestone County warrant for bail jumping or failure to appear on the charge of larceny. Bond was set at $2,000.

• A 28-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested just after 4:15 p.m. Thursday at 8th District Court on two warrants for revocation of bond on two charges of possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram. Bond was denied on both.

• Hopkins County Sheriff ’s deputies transported a 49-year-old Sulphur Springs man from the custody of Rains County Sheriff ’s Office, in which county the man was arrested on a Hopkins County warrant for theft of property, more than $100 but less than $750.

Animal complaints

• Three cows were reported on FM 1567 east of FM 275 in Sulphur Springs at 5:51 a.m. and 6:05 a.m. Tuesday.

• A cow was reported on FM 2285 in Sulphur Springs at 10:43 a.m. Tuesday.

• A Yantis woman reported at 8 p.m. Tuesday she found two horses and put them up in her yard, then posted the horses on Facebook.