For the Record - Oct. 19, 2019

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

POLICE

Wednesday

2:41 p.m.: Marco Antonio Orduna, 23, of Sulphur Springs was arrested during a traffic stop at the intersection of Nicholson and Locust Streets on a warrant for no driver’s license and a charge of possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug free zone. Patrol officer Sean Hoffman reportedly observed Orduna riding a bicycle on the wrong side of the roadway and conducted a traffic stop. Orduna reportedly was extremely nervous and consented to a search of his backpack. A glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine was reportedly found in the backpack. A records check revealed Orduna had an active warrant. During a search of his pockets, Hoffman reportedly located methamphetamine in Orduna’s wallet. The location was within 1,000 feet of a preschool, so the charge was enhanced. Bond on the possession charge was set at $10,000, and Orduna remained in custody at press time Friday, according to arrest and jail reports.

4:17 p.m.: A 40-year-old Emory woman was arrested during a traffic stop in the 900 block of Wildcat Way on a Henderson County warrant for bond forfeiture on a charge of theft of property by check $20-$500. The woman was reportedly stopped for speeding, and a records check revealed the active warrant. Bond was set at $1,500, and she was released from jail Thursday, according to arrest and jail reports.

Thursday

10:05 a.m.: Zack Atwood Merrell, 38, of Sulphur Springs was arrested at the Hopkins County Adult Probation Office for a probation violation on a March 2017 charge of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair an investigation. No bond was set, and he remained in jail as of press time Friday, according to arrest and jail reports.

1:15 p.m.: A 17-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested at the Sulphur Springs Alternative School on a warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Bond was set at $5,000, and the man remained in jail as of press time Friday, according to arrest and jail reports.

SHERIFF

Wednesday

3:38 p.m.: Deputies responded to a report of a disturbance or family violence at a residence on County Road 4779. A man reported his wife refused to leave the property. A second call was received at 3:40 p.m. stating she was still there.

9:29 p.m.: Deputies responded to a report of gunfire at a residence on State Highway 19 north. A man reported his neighbors were shooting guns at the ground and the trees. An incident report was filed.

Thursday

6:55 p.m.: Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at a residence on FM 3105 in Saltillo. The caller reported seeing a pickup in the grandmother’s driveway and items had been stolen.

8:30 p.m.: Johnny Ray Conley, 53, of Cooper was arrested at the Hopkins County Courthouse per a judge’s order to revoke bond on four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. He remained in custody as of press time Friday, according to arrest and jail reports.

Hopkins County communications operators answered 423 non-emergency phone calls, 89 calls for service and 52 emergency calls. For the period from 5:30 a.m. Wednesday to 5:30 a.m. Friday, officers filed one offense and conducted two inmate transports between facilities, one funeral escort, five special patrols and 10 traffic stops.

Eleven people were booked into and 12 released from county jail, which held 146 inmates at 5:30 a.m. Friday.