For the Record - Nov 19, 2019

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



Police arrested an 18-year-old Sulphur Springs man in the 100 block of Shannon Road East after a routine traffic stop showed he had no driver’s license. He was taken into custody and later released, according to records.

4:53 p.m.: Police arrested a 32-year-old Sulphur Springs man for public intoxication after responding to a disturbance in the 400 block of Hodge Street, according to reports. After responding to the location and finding the man standing outside, police said, the man allegedly emitted a smell of an alcoholic beverage and was unsteady on his feet. When no one at the residence would claim the man, he allegedly advised officers he did not live there, police said. The man was booked into jail without incident and later released, according to records.

8:49 p.m.: Police responded to the HCSO lobby for a call about a 22-year-old man turning himself in for an outstanding warrant for no driver’s license, second offense, according to reports. The man was taken to jail without incident and later released.



1:40 a.m.: Deputies arrested a 25-year-old Sulphur Springs man for driving while intoxicated second offense after a routine traffic stop at the Interstate 30 mile marker 124 service road, according to reports. When deputies noticed an odor of alcohol present, the man allegedly admitted he had been drinking, reports read. The man was allegedly too intoxicated to perform standardized field sobriety tests and reportedly told deputies that he was drunk and to go ahead and arrest him, the report read. While attempting to give a breath sample, the man allegedly vomited twice and was not able to complete the sample, reports read. He was booked into jail without incident and later released.

10:28 a.m.: HCSO charged a man already in jail with terroristic threats, according to a report. Russell “Rusty” Lynn Stracener, 53, of Brashear allegedly told his elderly father in a jail phone call “when he got out of prison he was going to come back and cut his father and brothers head off,” the report read. In addition to the terroristic threat charge, Stracener was also served with a criminal trespass warning for his father’s property, the report read. Stracener remains in jail on a total of $10,000 of bonds, according to records.

Hopkins County communications operators answered 347 non-emergency phone calls, 87 calls for service and 58 emergency calls. For the 72-hour period from 5:30 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday, officers conducted five special patrols and 13 traffic stops. Six people were booked into and fourteen released from county jail, which held 133 inmates at 5:30 a.m. Monday.