Blotter Briefs for Sept. 9, 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:

Alcohol-related arrests

• After being stopped for alleged speeding, 100 miles per hour in a 75-mph zone on Interstate 30 westbound just before noon Thursday, a 25-year-old Mayflower, Ark. man allegedly informed the Department of Public Safety officer he was in need of a restroom.

“While waiting for [him] to use the restroom in an adjacent motel, I observed in plain view open beer containers in the front center floorboard of his vehicle in a 12-pack beer carton,” the officer wrote in his report. The officer alleged he could smell alcohol on the man upon the latter’s return from the restroom.

The man is alleged to have admitted that he had been drinking and consented to sobriety testing, the officer stated in the report. The man allegedly tested a blood alcohol level of 0.247. At Hopkins County jail, two breath samples were taken, which allegedly resulted in 0.180 both times.

The man was arrested on the charge of driving while intoxicated, second offense.

• Hopkins County Sheriff ’s deputies came upon a 34-year-old Brashear man who was allegedly “standing in the grass on Rosemont Street…sweating heavily and was standing in a karate fighting stance.” The deputy further alleges the man “was striking the air and began cursing at subjects who were not present.” The man was arrested on the charge of public intoxication.

• A 31-year-old Sulphur Springs woman was arrested between 12:30 a.m. and 12:50 a.m. Sunday on Main Street at Davis Street in Sulphur Springs after failing field sobriety testing. The woman allegedly refused to give a breath sample, and a warrant for a blood test was issued.

Drug-related arrests

• A 56-year-old Sulphur Springs woman and a 48-year-old Sulphur Springs man were arrested by Sulphur Springs police about 4 p.m. Thursday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, more than 1 gram but less than 4 grams. Police were responding to a complaint of an alleged theft. Suspected methamphetamine reportedly found in the home “weighed approximately 3.6 grams, including packaging,” according to the report.

• Hopkins County Sheriff ’s deputies arrested a 38-year-old Wills Point man on charges of public intoxication, drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct following an investigation that began as a response to an alleged disturbance report. The arresting deputy reported the man “appeared to be intoxicated from narcotic use” and that he “was uncooperative.” A probably cause search of the man’s vehicle turned up “two cut straws with a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine,” the report read. The deputy further wrote in his report the initial complainant allegedly said the man had become “hostile toward them and was being irate.”

• A 21-year-old Sulphur Springs man who was arrested on a charge of violation of parole for engaging in organized criminal activity just after midnight Saturday morning was allegedly found to have suspected methamphetamine during bookin at Hopkins County Jail, for which the charge of possession of more than 1 gram but less than 4 grams of a controlled substance was added.

• A Texas Department of Transportation trooper allegedly located suspected marijuana and TCH oil in the shorts crotch of a 20-year-old Glenwood, Ark. man just after 11 p.m. Saturday during a traffic stop on Interstate 30 westbound. The man was arrested on the charges of possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance, more than 1 gram but less than 4 grams.

• Following a rollover crash on County Road 4710 near CR 4711, Department of Public Safety trooper arrested a 36-year-old Emory man on the charge of driving while intoxicated with a child under 15 years. The man allegedly failed sobriety testing. Breath tests allegedly returned 0.159 and 0.171 results. The children, ages 9 and 11, were removed from the scene with the man’s consent, according to the report.

Miscellaneous arrests

• At around 4:14 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Interstate 30 and Broadway Street in Sulphur Springs, a Hopkins County Sheriff ’s deputy reported he saw a 1997 Ford F-150 make a righthand turn from the lefthand lane and turn into the Car-Mart parking lot. The officer stated he was initially stuck behind traffic and when able to inspect the truck found that it was unoccupied, the report read. The deputy further alleged in the report he could see an open container in a cup holder inside the truck.

The reported and allegedly admitted driver of the truck came from the Car-Mart office, the deputy wrote, just before the latter reported he conducted a probable cause search of the truck.

The deputy was informed of two active warrants on the 36-year-old Como man. He was arrested for the Hopkins County warrants for terroristic threat and assault causing bodily injury and on the charge of possession of an open container. Bond was set at 41,000 on the terroristic threat charge and $5,000 on the assault charge.

• Hopkins County Sheriff ’s deputies responded at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday to a report of a 23-year-old Sulphur Springs woman who had allegedly shaken her baby, to which allegation the arresting deputy reported the woman admitted.

“She stated that she was frustrated while feeding the child and had shaken it twice. She admitted…when she shook the infant, that it’s head had gone forward, back, forward and back again,” the deputy wrote in his report.

The incident is alleged to have taken place in early August. The woman was arrested on a charge of abandonment or endangerment of a child, reckless behavior.

• Sulphur Springs police arrested just before 10 a.m. Wednesday a 23-year-old Sulphur Springs man on a charge of sexual assault of a child, which allegedly took place July 15.

• An alleged assault was reported inside Hopkins County Jail for which video evidence was reported to confirm. According to the arrest report, the video showed the man “struck a corrections officer in the face during the physical altercation.” The 23-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested on the charge of assault of a public servant.

• After allegedly refusing multiple times to identify himself before and after being taken into a custody, a 21-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested just after midnight Sunday morning on the charge of failure to identify and additionally on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Hopkins County Sheriff ’s deputies allegedly located a “marijuana cigarette in a pack of cigarettes in the map pocket of the driver seat” and “a skull-shaped pipe… in the passenger side door” of the car in which the man was a passenger.

• Sulphur Springs Police arrested a 34-year-old Sulphur Springs man on the charge of using vulgar language just before 8 p.m. Saturday. The man was given a courtesy ride to CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital emergency room, at which time he allegedly “became agitated and began to cause a disturbance using vulgar language.” Officers reported they repeatedly attempted to calm the man down; however, he allegedly “continued to shout and cause unnecessary noise outside of the building.”

• Upon receiving a report of possible underage drinking and discharging of firearms at a party early Sunday morning, Hopkins County Sheriff ’s deputies arrested a 20-year-old Winnsboro woman.

The arresting deputy alleged in his report that while attempting to contact the woman, deputies “were diverted by several subjects.” The report alleged that the woman was “assisted to a vehicle” and that the driver tried to leave.

The vehicle was stopped by deputies, and the woman was taken into custody. The report describes the woman as “intoxicated and extremely argumentative,” which allegedly continued with staff at Hopkins County Jail following her arrest.

She was booked in on a charge of simple assault.

• Hopkins County Sheriff ’s deputies responded to a report of a physical disturbance after 10 p.m. Sunday at a residence on County Road 1174 in Sulphur Springs.

A report of the incident alleged one of the deputies saw a woman crying, sitting outside in a vehicle, and that she allegedly told a deputy she had been assaulted.

Deputies requested that a man standing in the door of the house come outside, and the man’s alleged response was to slam the door.

When the deputy went up to the door, repeating his request, the man allegedly asked if there was a warrant, to which the deputy replied, “I did not need one due to the ongoing assault.”

The deputy reported it was “determined that the[man] assaulted the victim and choked her,” he wrote.

The man was reported to be “very argumentative” and required physical restraint, including the use of force to get him in the back seat of the patrol car, according to the report.

The 42-year-old man was arrested on the charge of assault family violence, impeding breath or circulation.

• Around 1 p.m. Monday, a Hopkins County Sheriff ’s deputy pulled over a black Mitsubishi Lancer going down FM 1567 from State Highway 11 with a window tint suspected to be too dark.

The deputy alleged in his report the 21-year-old Como man, the driver, “admitted to having narcotics inside the vehicle.”

During a probable cause search, the deputy reported he found three vials of THC oil and multiple prescription medication tablets not prescribed to the driver. He also alleged finding a .380 handgun, which serial number was reportedly on file as stolen.

The man was arrested on the charge of theft of a firearm.

Transfers, warrants and releases

• At 10 a.m. Tuesday, Hopkins County Sheriff ’s deputies arrested a 59-year-old Saltillo man on a warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a date, family or household member. Bond was set at $100,000.

• Just after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, a 22-year-old Sulphur Springs woman was arrested on a Hopkins County warrant for violation of parole on a felony charge of credit or debit card abuse. Bond was denied.

• A 25-year-old Dallas man was arrested on Alias Capius warrants for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, theft of a firearm, possession of more than 4 but less than 200 grams of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, and felony bail jumping and failure to appear. Bond was set at $500,000 on the bail jumping warrant and $100,000 on the other three.

• A 25-year-old Sulphur Springs man turned himself in at the Hopkins County Sheriff ’s office on bond forfeiture of driving while intoxicated, second offense, just after midnight Sunday morning. Bond was set at $5,000.

Animal complaints

• A black cow was reported on FM 71 east, about a mile past Joe Bob’s at 5:24 a.m. Tuesday.

• Two black calves were reported on FM 3019 at 3105 in Como at 11:57 a.m. Tuesday.

• A Cumby woman requested that some horses on a property on Interstate 30 be checked again as the horses had removed before.

• Five cows were reported on State Highway 19 south in Sulphur Springs at 10:39 a.m. Wednesday.

• A Como woman reported at 4:28 p.m. Wednesday a horse on County Road 2318 in Sulphur Springs looked malnourished.

• A Brahman calf was reported on FM 2285 in Sulphur Springs at 6:33 p.m. Wednesday.

• On FM 514 at SH 19 in Yantis, a cow was reported out at 7:22 p.m. Wednesday.

• One black bull was reported on 2560 south of CR 2436 in Sulphur Springs at 7:44 a.m. Thursday.

• One calf was reported on 1567 west just before FM 3389 in Sulphur Springs at 7:47 a.m. Thursday.

• One cow was reported at the 112 exit at FM 499 in Sulphur Springs at 10:10 a.m. Thursday

• A cow was reported on FM 69 north at Dike Baptist Church at 5:23 p.m. Thursday.

• Five cows were reported on CR 1130 in Sulphur Springs at 10:44 p.m. Thursday.

• A calf with a yellow ear tag was reported on CR 4703 in Sulphur Springs at 3:30 a.m. Friday.

• A black bull was reported on Interstate 30 at mile marker 133 in Sulphur Springs at 7:24 a.m. Friday.

• Multiple dog reports were made Friday. At 7:51 a.m., two dogs were chasing a Cumby man’s cows. A Cumby woman at 8:25 a.m. and 9:33 a.m. reported a German shepherd running around the I-30 eastbound rest area. An additional call was made at 1:34 about a German shepherd.

• A Greenville man and a Cumby man at 11:04 a.m. and 11:11 p.m. Friday, respectively, made calls about a cow on I-30 eastbound at mile marker 107.

• Three calves were reported on State Highway 19 at FM 1536 in Sulphur Springs at 8:09 a.m. Saturday.

• On 3902 at FM 71 at 8:13 a.m. Saturday, one cow was reported on the road by Sulphur Springs woman.

• Several horses were reported on 9400 at FM 1567 east in Sulphur Springs at 9:58 a.m. Saturday.

• Two Sulphur Springs men at 10:15 a.m. and 10 26 a.m. Saturday, respectively, reported a black cow was on SH 19 south.

• A black cow was reported on CR 3236 in Dike by a Sulphur Springs woman at 5:27 p.m. Saturday.

• At 7:02 p.m. Saturday, a Cumby woman reported three pit bulls out running the neighborhood in the 300 block of Main Street in Sulphur Springs.

• One black cow on FM 1870 was reported by a Sulphur Springs woman at 5:29 p.m. Saturday. At 1:21 a.m. Sunday, a black cow was reported in the same area.

• At 3:36 p.m. Sunday, a black cow was reported on CR 4791 in Sulphur Springs.

• Another cow was reported on SH 67 east, north of CR 3595 in Sulphur Springs at 4:40 p.m. Sunday.

• One brown cow was reported on SH 19, 1 mile south of FM 71 in Sulphur Springs at 8:26 a.m. Monday.

• One red cow was reported on SH 19 north in Sulphur Springs at 11:57 a.m. Monday. A second call for a cow at the same location was made at 12:05 p.m. by a different caller.

• A Sulphur Springs man reported someone had run over a dog on purpose on SH 154 at 4:18 p.m. Monday.