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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Contact: Special Agent Gerod King

ATF Offering Reward for Wanted Individual

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today announced a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the location, arrest and conviction of James Isaac Hopkins. Hopkins’ was a resident of Spartanburg, S.C and is still believed to be located in the Spartanburg area.

Hopkins is described as a 38-year-old black male with black hair and brown eyes, standing 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 205 pounds. He was indicted in July 2017 after an altercation in Spartanburg, where authorities recovered a stolen handgun and narcotics. Hopkins has prior convictions for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and criminal domestic violence.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of James Isaac Hopkins should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867), email, or contact ATF through its website at Tips may also be submitted to ATF through the ReportIt® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting All calls and tips will be kept confidential.

ATF, along with our law enforcement partners, is committed to ensuring our communities are safe and that those who commit violent crimes such as this are held accountable. ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.

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Charlotte Field Division