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Hopkins County Law Enforcement Report for December 5th, 2017





Non-Emergency Calls-395

Calls for Service Answered-58

Total 911 Calls-31

Inmates Transported-01

Funeral Escorts-00



A 19 year old Sulphur Springs man was arrested for criminal trespass.

A 61 year old Sulphur Springs man was arrested on Monday for Cruelty to Livestock-Failure to Provide. The subject’s livestock have been seized by the SPCA. The livestock appeared to be suffering from malnutritioin. The livestock have been transported to be treated by a veterinarian. The exact number of cattle is unknown as roundup efforts continue but the number is in the hundreds.

On Monday night a Hopkins County Sheriffs Deputy observed a grey Honda van bearing a temporary registration travelling east on I-30 with a defective headlight. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver was unable to provide a valid driver’s license. The driver was placed under arrest for No Driver’s License. The vehicle was occupied by 9 other Hispanic males. The occupants told officers they had paid individuals to bring them illegally into the USA from Mexico and they were now being taken to another location to work so they could pay their debt to the “coyotes”. The driver told officers that he was taking the occupants to Mississippi in order to work. Officers believe the driver encouraged and/or induced multiple person to enter or remain in this country in violation of federal law by concealing, or shielding these persons from detection. The driver was arrested and has been charged with Smuggling of Persons.





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