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Woman Accused Of Threatening Four People With A Gun

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Deputies arrested a 56-year-old Sulphur Springs woman accused of threatening four people with a gun Sunday evening.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded at 1:25 p.m. December 20, 2020 at a woman’s County Road 4615 residence to what was reported as an animal complaint call involving a female pointing a gun at the complainant. Upon arrival, they contacted the complainant, his wife and their two adult daughters.

During the investigation, Janice Leigh Fite was alleged to have gone outside with a handgun to confront the man, his wife and their daughters. She told him she would kill him, then turned to the man’s wife and daughters and threatened them as well, while displaying a handgun and pointing it at the four. Consequently, 56-year-old Janice Leight Fite was arrested at 3:15 p.m. on four aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges.

She remained in Hopkins County jail Monday morning on the four charges for threating the four people with a gun. Her bond was set at $35,000 per charges. Her jail records shows she was also booked into Hopkins County jail on Aug. 24, 2002 on an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge.

HCSO 2002 jail photo of Janice Leigh Fite

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.

Author: Faith Huffman

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