For the Record - Jan. 9, 2020

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Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County law enforcement and fire department activity from 5:30 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Wednesday included:

POLICE

Monday

7:39 p.m.: Robert Earl Hawkins Jr., 35, of Sulphur Springs was arrested during a traffic stop at the intersection of Carter and Calvert streets on a charge of possession of less than 1 ounce of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone. Hawkins was reportedly stopped for failing to signal a turn and found to have a warrant for no seat belt. He allegedly had a baggy containing a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine, which he claimed was his. A passenger in the vehicle, identified as Crystal Paige Lyon, 33, of Sulphur Springs, was allegedly found to be in possession of methamphetamine, which was reportedly found in a probable cause search of the vehicle. Bond for each was set at $10,000. Hawkins was released from jail Tuesday, and Lyon remained in custody as of press time Wednesday, according to arrest reports and jail records.

Tuesday

4:21 p.m.: A 28-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested during a traffic stop at the intersection of Bellview and South Locust streets on a charge of driving while license invalid. A records check revealed the man had multiple suspensions which made his driver’s license invalid, and the vehicle did not have insurance. The man remained in custody as of press time, according to arrest reports and jail records.

SHERIFF

Tuesday

12:07 p.m.: Deputies received a report of suspicious activity at a residence on County Road 2308. A man reported a vehicle stopped and checked the mailbox for the second day in a row.

3:31 p.m.: Deputies received a report of suspicious activity at a residence on State Highway 11 west. A man reported he found more bullet holes in his shed.

9:03 p.m.: A 20-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested during a DPS traffic stop on State Highway 19 at mile marker 134 on a charge of driving while intoxicated first offense. He was reportedly observed traveling above the posted speed limit at 75 miles per hour in a 65-mph zone. The vehicle came to a stop on the shoulder of the road. The trooper reportedly detected the strong odor of alcohol emitting from inside the vehicle. The man reportedly admitted to drinking six beers while driving the backroads. He allegedly had no ID on his person but was later identified. He reportedly exhibited numerous clues during standard field sobriety tests. At the jail, he reportedly provided two breath specimens which allegedly showed a blood alcohol content of .131. He remained in custody as of press time, according to arrest reports and jail records.

Wednesday

2:12 p.m.: Deputies responded to a report of a disturbance or family violence at a residence on County Road 3518. A male caller reported two people were fighting and was afraid it would turn physical.

Hopkins County communications operators answered 489 non-emergency phone calls, 103 calls for service and 48 emergency calls. For the period from 5:30 a.m. Monday to 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers issued one citation, conducted two inmate transports between facilities, one funeral escort, two special patrols and seven traffic stops. Eight people were booked into and 10 released from county jail, which held 151 inmates at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.