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Two in Hopkins County Jail for Child Abuse and a Suicidal Allen Man Arrested After High-Speed Chase

Steven Culbertson

Authorities in Hopkins County have arrested and booked three dangerous individuals on separate charges.

Steven Lynn Culbertson, aged 66, was arrested and charged with three counts of Indecency with a Child Sexual Contact. Culbertson's arrest took place during the Labor Day weekend, and his bond has been set at $225,000.

Charles Battles

On September 6, 2023, Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies and Cumby Police officers were attempting to locate an individual, Charles Battles, in regards to a welfare concern for a possibly suicidal subject. Shortly after dispatch, a Cumby Police officer observed Battles traveling at a high rate speed down the I-30 North frontage road at the FM 499 overpass on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The officer activated his emergency lights and sirens and eventually caught up to Battles on I-30 Westbound near the 110 mile marker. Battles then began to intentionally and knowingly flee from law enforcement. Eventually, Battles took the 101 exit of I-30 Westbound, came to a stop, and was taken into custody without further incident. 

Charles L Battles, 39, of Allen, was booked into Hopkins County Jail on the charge of evading arrest.

James Tolley

On August 31, 2023, James Douglas Tolley, a resident of Como, was arrested for charges related to Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and Sexual Assault of a Child. A Hopkins County Justice of the Peace set Tolley's bond at $200,000, and he currently remains incarcerated in the Hopkins County jail.

All three individuals are now in the custody of the Hopkins County Jail, awaiting legal proceedings.

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