Cumby, Sulphur Springs men jailed, face child pornography charges

Jun 27, 2014

Two Hopkins County men are in jail and facing charges of possessing child pornography, according to a report by Tyler-based KLTV. The men's cases are unrelated, the report said.

Richard Lee Stewart
Credit Hopkins Co. Sheriff's Dept.

Richard Lee Stewart, 31, of Sulphur Springs told investigators that the presence of graphic images of children on his computer was "accidental," according to police. Stewart was arrested on June 25. His bond is set at $10,000.

Dathan Artemus Durant, 56, of Cumby was arrested earlier this month, KLTV said. Durant is also at the Hopkins County Jail on $10,000 bond.

Dathan Artemus Durant
Credit Hopkins Co. Sheriff's Dept.

The arrests were part of an ongoing investigation, KLTV said. The effort is a collaboration between The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office, the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Sulphur Springs Police Department and the Texas Rangers, the report said.