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Former deputy arrested again

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 Former Sheriff's investigator Daniel Madison Winn was back behind bars Tuesday morning after being arrested at his Holiday Drive residence by Texas Rangers late Monday afternoon.

Winn was free on $25,000 bond following his arrest a week ago on charges of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony offense, when Rangers served him with 13 felony warrants, 12 for tampering with evidence and one for tampering with a witness.

Bond for Winn totaled $130,000, $10,000 for each of the 13 offenses.

The charges against the former investigator stemmed from the disappearance of controlled substances, hydrocodone, from the sheriff's property vault.

Texas Rangers conducted the investigation leading to the arrests.

Winn, a 10-year veteran of Hopkins Sheriff's Department had worked in the department's criminal investigation division for the past year. He was one of two deputies with specialized training in the area of child exploitation.

The sheriff's department placed Winn on administrative leave on Tuesday of last week and then fired from the department last Wednesday after he failed a drug test.

Hopkins County District Attorney Will Ramsay said a special investigator would be called in to handle the case against the former deputy.

Daniel Winn is the second deputy to be arrested this year in connection with the disappearance of drugs from the property vault. He was the deputy that first discovered missing hydrocodone pills in the vault.

Former crime prevention and safety education officer Rex Morgan was arrested after an inventory of the property vault at the sheriff's department revealed a quantity of hydrocodone pills was missing from evidence.

Morgan, who pled guilty to taking drugs from the vault earlier this year is now serving a 180-day term in the county jail and will then have to serve 10 years probation.

Rushin to Cover Girl title

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Miranda Rushin of North Hopkins was crowned Hopkins County Fall Festival Cover Girl Saturday night, but all three of the contestants came away with awards.


2 Dallas women robbed at local gas station

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Two Dallas women were reportedly robbed by two men with a gun when they stopped to get fuel at a South Broadway Street gas station Friday night. One woman was struck in the head and the other woman’s child was threatened at gunpoint as her purse and the keys to the vehicle were stolen,


SSHS band completes contest season with top marks

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Sulphur Springs High School Wildcat Marching Band wrapped up their fall contest season last week by earning top marks at the UIL contest.


Top stew awards go to McAfees and Garrett Glass; super campsite won by Gibbins family again

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The John Chester Award for super campsite at the World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest again went to seasoned veteran Chris Gibbins, along with Carolyn Gibbins, this year.

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