FBI agents arrested 42 year old Matthew Lavon Payne of Sulphur Springs early this morning on charges of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person according to reports. Payne was arrested in the 5 a.m. hour at the EZ Mart at 328 Main St.
Payne is currently held at Hopkins County Jail and bond has not been set. Payne’s vehicle was also impounded by authorities.
Payne has a long arrest history that includes charges of Terroristic Threat Causing Fear of Serious Bodily Injury in 2018 when his displayed an AK-47 and other weapons at neighbors during a dispute, Assault-Family Violence in 2012, and more.
We will post more information as it becomes available.