Blotter Briefs for Sept. 16, 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. Friday to 7 a.m. Tuesday and included:

Drug-related arrests

• A Hopkins County Sheriff ’s deputy stopped a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 for alleged speeding, 48 miles per hour in a 40- mph speed zone, on FM 900 Saturday, and a defective license plate light, according to the arrest report.

The deputy claimed in the report to smell alcohol, and when questioned, the driver, a 47-year-old Talco woman, allegedly claimed she had not been drinking. Further investigation revealed the woman had been previously arrested on a narcotics charge, the deputy alleged in the report, and refused a consent search of the vehicle.

A reported K-9 positive alert on the truck resulted in a probable cause search, during which the deputy reported finding “several clear plastics containing a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine inside” the woman’s purse. The deputy also alleged in the report finding “several cut plastic straws containing suspected methamphetamine residue and a glass pipe with burned residue.”

The suspected meth is reported having weighed about 1.2 grams, including packaging, and field-testing positive.

The woman was arrested on the charge of possession of a controlled substance, more than 1 gram but less than 4 grams.

• An 18-year-old Magnolia, Ark. man was arrested Friday around 1 p.m. on Interstate 30 eastbound at mile marker 135 by a Department of Public Safety trooper on the charge of possession of marijuana, less than 2 ounces, after being stopped for alleged speeding.

The trooper alleged in his arrest report finding “a clear baggie containing marijuana and a small, metal container containing more marijuana” in a purse belonging to the driver. Also alleged found was “a rolled marijuana cigarette underneath” the driver’s seat.

A 23-year-old Forth Worth male passenger was arrested on a felony warrant out of Grand Prairie for assault family violence, impeding breath or circulation.

Miscellaneous arrests

• Hopkins County Sheriff ’s deputies, after responding to a report of a disturbance on County Road 4769 just prior to midnight Saturday, arrested a 30-year-old Sulphur Springs man. An investigation allegedly determined the man and another person had been involved in an altercation in which the victim allegedly “sustained minor injuries to the upper lip, red marks around the neck and bleeding broken fingernail,” the arrest report read. He was arrested on the charge of assault family violence causing bodily injury.

• A shoplifter was reported in the 1700 block of Broadway Street in Sulphur Springs at 9 p.m. Sunday, after which investigation a 24-year-old Emory woman was arrested on the charge of theft of property, more than $750 but less than $2,500, according to the arrest report.

Transfers, warrants and releases

• A 17-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested on a Hopkins County warrant for burglary of a building and on a charge of public intoxication in downtown Sulphur Springs around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

• A 25-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested on multiple warrants Friday around 3:15 p.m., including three Sulphur Springs warrants for possession of drug paraphernalia, no driver’s license and expired registration, and a Hopkins County warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $219.70 on the Sulphur Springs possession charge, $414.80 on the no driver’s license charge, $264 on the expired registration charge and $275 on the Hopkins County possession charge.

• Warrants were discovered by Sulphur Springs police during the course of a traffic stop in the 100 block of Wildcat Way at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, for which the driver, a 23-year-old Saltillo man, was arrested, according to the arrest reports. Bond on the Sulphur Springs warrants was set at $520 each on two charges of failure to maintain financial responsibility.

• A 37-year-old Mount Vernon man was arrest on an Arapahoe County, Colo. warrant for contempt of court, vehicular eluding, just before 2 p.m. Sunday on Shannon Road east in Sulphur Springs. Law enforcement were responding to a report of a disturbance.

• A 37-year-old Dallas man pulled over for allegedly “having no operational license plate lights and for disregarding an official traffic control device” was arrested around midnight Tuesday morning on a Texas Pardon and Parole warrant for parole violation on possession of a dangerous drug. No bond was set.

• A 29-year-old The Colony man was arrested at Denton County Jail Monday evening on a Hopkins County warrant for violation of parole on possession of a controlled substance, less then a gram, and transported to Hopkins County Jail. Bond was denied.

Animal complaints

• A Pickton resident reported at 10:40 a.m. Friday a 14-year-old had been bitten by an animal on the righthand thumb and middle finger.

• A white cow with an “80” brand was found on CR 4756 in Peerless at 12:55 p.m. Friday.

• Three horses were reported on State Highway 154 south at 3:39 p.m. Friday.

• Cows were reported out “again” on CR 2322, according a Sulphur Springs caller at 7:35 p.m. Friday.

• A Sulphur Springs woman reported at 8:14 a.m. Saturday that “some kind of animal” was killing her cattle at CR 2399.

• A Sulphur Springs man reported at 9:05 p.m. Saturday that he hit a deer on CR 2309 and it was still alive.

• Three cows were reported at 7:33 a.m. Sunday near the road on State Highway 19 at FM 71.

• A large bull was reported at 8:11 a.m. Sunday to be in the middle of FM 895 in Cooper.

• A Sulphur Springs man reported at 5 p.m. Sunday a missing black heifer with white spots on her belly.

• At 9:06 p.m. Sunday, two black cows and a white cow were reported on FM 2560.

• Two Pickton callers, one at 8:14 a.m. and one at 8:17 a.m. Monday, reported several cows out near Foster’s. One woman reported she could see where the fence was down.

• A Como woman reported she was attacked by a dog at 1:14 p.m. Monday.

• A Sulphur Springs man reported a foal was hurt and that he was not going to take care of it.