Hopkins County Sheriff Deputies responded to a tumultuous situation at the Hopkins County Jail yesterday, where a 24-year-old woman, Alyssa Renee Cockrum of Sulphur Springs, allegedly assaulted a jail guard during the booking process.
Upon arrival, deputies found jail staff attempting to subdue Cockrum, who had reportedly become combative after being arrested and transported to the jail. It was revealed that Cockrum had started refusing to cooperate with the booking process, leading to a physical altercation.
During the scuffle, Cockrum allegedly swung at a jail guard in uniform, striking the guard on the face twice with closed fists. The assault resulted in pain for the guard, who was identified as a public servant lawfully performing their duty.
A subsequent investigation determined that Cockrum was aware of the guard's status as a public servant. As a result of the incident, Alyssa Renee Cockrum was arrested and now faces multiple charges:
- Possession of a Controlled Substance (CS PG 1/1-B) - less than 1 gram
- Burglary of Vehicles
- Failure to Identify by Giving False/Fictitious Information
- Assault on a Public Servant
Cockrum is currently in custody at the Hopkins County Jail with bond set at $50,000.