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Hopkins indicted on five charges
San Jacinto News- Times - November 2008

COLDSPRING – An 18-year-old Shepherd man was charged with fi ve felony counts resulting from a night of terror for at least two Shepherd Volunteer Firemen. A San Jacinto County Grand Jury Friday indicted Taylor Hopkins on two counts of assault of a fi reman, assault of a police offi cer, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and criminal mischief, according to San Jacinto County Criminal District Attorney Bill Burnett. Last month Hopkins was arrested after hitting a gas meter across Loop 424 from the San Jacinto County Pct. 2 Annex, breaking the line and causing a natural gas leak. While members of the Shepherd Volunteer Fire Department and county officers were conducting traffic control at the scene as the gas company repaired the leak, Hopkins made another round through the area, hitting a fire truck and knocking it crossways in the road before striking a fireman. A second fireman was injured when he attempted to jump from Hopkins’ path, springing his ankle. Both firemen were taken to the hospital and later released. San Jacinto County Deputies chased Hopkins to Lake Run-AMuck Subdivision where he was apprehended and it was learned that Hopkins was driving a stolen truck.


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