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10 Arrested On Felony Controlled Substance-Related Warrants

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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Friday night and early Saturday conducted a warrant round up, taking 9 people into custody on felony controlled substance-related warrants, and police arrested one on a felony controlled-substance-related charge as well, according to jail and arrest reports.

Jamie May Gail Dowell (HCSO jail photo)

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Elijah Fite and Drew Fisher were made aware of a warrant for 35-year-old Jamie May Gail Dowell‘s arrest and saw her exit her place of business and enter a black Chevrolet Blazer late Friday night, June 12, 2021, and stopped the SUV at 11:59 p.m. June 11, on Houston Street at Hillcrest Drive.

She was asked to step out and was placed into custody. She allegedly admitted to having concealed on her methamphetamine. She was transported to jail, were jail Sgt. Hope Santillan took her to a dress out room and removed a crystal-like substance that weighed 0.44 grams including packaging and tested positive for methamphetamine.

Dowell was booked into Hopkins County jail for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance; a drug-free zone enhancement was added because of the proximity of the arrest location to a school. The Sulphur Springs woman remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday afternoon; her bond was set at $10,000 on the new charge and $5,000 on the warrant.

Donald Wayne Lindley (HCSO jail photo)

HCSO Deputy Zack Steward was notified of an active warrant for 58-year-old Donald Wayne Lindley‘s arrest. He, Sgt. Tanner Steward and Deputy Zack Horne served the warrant at the man’s Sulphur Springs residence at 12:10 a.m. June 12. He was taken into custody and jailed on the manufacture or delivery of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance warrant.

He remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday afternoon, Jun 12, 2021, in lieu of $20,000 bond, according to jail reports.

HCSO Deputies Nick Marney and Elijah Fite, Sgt. Tanner Steward and Investigator Shea Shaw served Nathan James Bearden and Kristina Nicole Leisey at their residence just after 1 p.m. June 12, 2021, on two warrants each for manufacture or delivery of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and manufacture or delivery of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.

Deputies located a loose amount of crystal-like substance which field-tested positive as methamphetamine and weighed about 1.4 grams, “copious amounts of drug paraphernalia,” and two hypodermic syringes containing a liquid substance which field-tested positive for meth

Bearden and Leisey were both booked on the warrants as well as two new charges for possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance for the loose meth and substance in the syringe. Both remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday, June 12. Bonds were set at $50,000 and $20,000 on the warrants, and $10,000 each on each controlled substance charges, according to arrest reports.

Friday was the second time in less than 2 weeks that he has been booked into the county jail. He was also booked and release later May 30, 2021, on a drug paraphernalia charge.

Daryl Christopher Simmons

HCSO Sgt. Tanner Steward and Deputy Zack Horne reported seeing Daryl Christopher Simmons traveling on County Road 2310. Aware that the 60-year-old Sulphur Springs man had a warrant for his arrest, they stopped him and took him into custody.

He was booked into and remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday, June 12, 2021, on the manufacture or delivery of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge. Bond was set at $20,000 on the charge.

Friday was the second time in three months that Simmons has been booked into the county jail. He was also booked in on March 24, 2021, on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone; he was released from custody March 30, 2021, on a $30,000 bond on the charge.

Darrin Ray Fairchild (HCSO jail photo)

HCSO Deputies Elijah Fite and Alvin Jordan were made aware of a warrant for Darrin Ray Fairchild‘s arrest. They located the 52-year-old Sulphur Springs man at his residence and took him into custody at 2:05 p.m. June 11, 2021.

Fairchild was booked into custody on a manufacture or delivery of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge. He remained in custody Saturday afternoon, June 12, 2021; Bond was set at $10,000.

Cecily Elizabeth Saffel (HCSO jail photo)

Deputy Nick Marney served Cecily Elizabeth Saffel at 12:50 p.m. June 11, 2021, with a warrant for an April 28, 2021, manufacture or delivery of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge.

The 26-year-old Sulphur Springs woman has remained in custody at Hopkins County jail since her arrest May 25, 2021, on two warrants for bond forfeiture on possession of controlled substance charges, according to jail reports. Bond on the most recent charge was set at $20,000.

Kayleigh Dawn Mills (HCSO jail photo)

Kayleigh Dawn Mills was arrested June 11, 2021, by HCSO Sgt. Todd Evans for violation of probation, which she was on for a Feb. 2, 2018, possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge. She remained in Hopkins County jail Sunday afternoon.

Friday was the second time Mills has been arrested for violating probation on the charge. The 30-year-old Quitman woman was also spent Jan. 18-Feb. 6, 2020, in the county jail for violation of probation on the controlled substance charge.

Carrie Elizabeth Vaughan

Sgt. Todd Evans also arrested Carrie Elizabeth Vaughan Friday, June 11, 2021, on a warrant for bond forfeiture on a possession of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge. She remained in Hopkins County jail Sunday, June 13, 2021. Bond on the charge was set at $20,000.

The 49-year-old Sulphur Springs woman was last booked into Hopkins County jail on Sept. 29, 2020, for possession of Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. Vaughan, who is also known by Carrie Vaughn, Elizabeth Saffel, Kerry Saffel and Red, was released from jail later Sept. 29 on a $10,000 fine on the felony charge.

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Coleton Taylor Shrum

According to jail reports, Coleton Taylor Shrum was taken into custody June 11, 2021, by Sulphur Springs Police Officer Sean Hoffman on warrants for burglary of a building and violation of probation, which he was on for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone.

The 32-year-old Winnsboro man remained in Hopkins County jail Sunday, June 13, 2021. His bond on the burglary charge was set at $10,000.


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.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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