For the Record - Nov. 26, 2019


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



6:27 a.m.: A caller at County Road 1100 reported a family disturbance where a subject jumped in the car and drove off with their mother.

11:45 a.m.: Sheriff ’s deputies picked up without incident Demetria Lashunda Rivers, 48, of Sulphur Springs on an outstanding warrant for felony manufacturing or distributing a schedule one controlled substance less than one gram in a drug free zone.

1:19 p.m.: A caller on County Road 1120 in Cumby advised a gun was stolen.

9:10 p.m.: Deputies picked up without incident a 31-year-old Dike woman on an outstanding warrant for theft of property $100-$750 and hindering secured creditors $750-$2,000. The woman is being held on a $7,000 bond, according to records.


1:25 a.m.: Deputy Horne happened upon a one car motor-vehicle accident against a fence at FM 3389. The vehicle was impounded.

10:37 a.m.: Two callers reported a two-car motor vehicle accident at FM 2653 in Ridgeway. The second caller reported her knee hurt and the scene was called at 11:14 a.m.

12:01 p.m.: A caller at FM 2560 reported a front yard on fire of an unknown size approximately 5-7 feet from a structure. The fire was extinguished at 12:56 p.m.

1:57 p.m.: Three calls reported a grass fire at County Road 2328 approximately 50-75 feet away from a travel trailer. The fire was extinguished at 2:41 p.m.


1:11 a.m.: Three calls from 1:11 a.m. to 10:24 p.m. reported a strong smell of gas in and around the area of County Road 2433 in Como. According to Como Mayor Darla Henry, it was not a gas leak but rather just a gas smell.

12:27 p.m.: Twenty-five callers reported a grass fire on the side of the road at Highway 1567 west The fire was extinguished by 1:48 p.m.

2:57 p.m.: Two calls reported a grass fire at County Road 2147. The fire was extinguished by 3:19 p.m.

4:10 p.m.: Eight calls reported a pasture on fire at State Highway 19 south. The fire was extinguished by 4:42 p.m.



11:31 a.m.: Officers arrested a 28-year-old Mount Pleasant man outside Walmart on charges of theft $100-$750, according to reports. After responding to a call for theft, police allegedly located the man walking away from the store and “admitted stealing and passing the last point of sale,” according to reports. He was booked into jail and later released, according to records.


7:54 a.m.: Police arrested a 63-year-old Sulphur Springs man in the 100 block of Davis Street on charges of public intoxication, according to reports. After arriving at the scene, officers believed the man to be a danger to himself or others, reports read. The man was taken into custody and later released, according to records.


3:53 a.m.: After allegedly observing the vehicle traveling the wrong way down the roadway without any lights on, police arrested a 50-year-old Paris man on outstanding warrants for driving without an operator’s license and duties upon striking a fixed object, according to reports. The man was taken into custody and later released.

Hopkins County communications operators answered 500 non-emergency phone calls, 195 calls for service and 128 emergency calls. For the 72-hour period from 5:30 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday, officers issued three citations, filed two offenses and conducted 17 special patrols and 85 traffic stops. Nine people were booked into and 17 people released from county jail, which held 127 inmates at 5:30 a.m. Monday.