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Weekend Warrant Round Up The Result of Ongoing HCSO Investigation

A Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office investigation into narcotic activity across the county resulted in a weekend warrant round up, with approximately a dozen people arrested.

“This was the result of an investigation over a period of time by Sgt. Tanner Steward and Investigator Shea Shaw. They did a good job on this investigation, which resulted in several arrests,” HCSO Chief Investigator Corley Weatherford said Monday.

The investigation into narcotics and controlled substance activity in Hopkins County is ongoing. Additional arrests are expected as a result of the information gleaned during the HCSO officers’ investigation as additional cases are still being filed.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office overnight Friday took 11 people into custody on felony controlled substance-related warrants over the weekend, as well as a traffic stop that resulted in another controlled substance arrest, 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.

They 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 Monday afternoon in lieu of the $10,000 bond set on the new charge and a $5,000 bond on the warrant, according to jail reports.

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 Monday afternoon, Jun 14, 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 Monday, June 12 in lieu of $90,000 bond, $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 Bearden 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 Monday, 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, according to jail reports.

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, according to arrest reports.

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 Monday afternoon, June 14, 2021; bond was set at $10,000 on the charge, according to jail reports.

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 was held in Hopkins County jail Monday without bond on the charge, according to jail reports.

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, jail record show.

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, according to arrest reports. She remained in Hopkins County jail Monday, June 13, 2021, in lieu of a $20,000 bond on the charge, according to jail reports.

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.

Wesley James Chester (HCSO jail photo)

HCSO Sgt. Tanner Steward and Deputies J. Davis, Zack Horne and Drew Fisher; and Sulphur Springs Police Officer Francisco Castro were made aware of Wesley James Chester‘s whereabouts. They located the wanted 38-year-old in a Van Sickle Street front yard and took him into custody at 10:53 p.m. Sunday, June 13, 2021.

Chester was boked into Hopkins County jail at 11:32 p.m. June 13, 2021, on warrants for manufacture or delivery of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams Chester was boked into Hopkins County jail at 11:32 p.m. June 13, 2021, on warrants for manufacture or delivery of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams and manufacture or delivery of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and manufacture or delivery of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. He remained in Hopkins County jail late Monday morning, June 14, 2021. His bond was set at $50,000, $40,000 on the 4-200 gram charge and $10,000 on the other, according to jail reports.

No HCSO jail photo available June 14, 2021, for Natalia Malia Kincade

Hopins County Sheriff’s Deputy Amanda Weatherford and K. Shelton were made aware Natalia Malia Kincade was being held in a Michigan facility on a Hopkins County warrant. The pair traveled to Genesee County, Michigan June 12, 2021, where they took custody of the 23-year-old Burton, Michigan woman just after 9 a.m., according to arrest reports

Kincade was transported to Hopkins County jail, where she was booked at 2:45 a.m. Sunday, June 13, 2021, on the warrant for violation of probation, which she was on for possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. Kincade was held in Hopkins County jail on the charge Monday morning, June 14, 2021, according to jail reports.

No HCSO jail photo available for
Noe Rosas Fuerte

HCSO Sgt. Joshua Davis and Sgt. Tanner Steward stopped Noe Rosas Fuerte for failure to maintain a single lane while driving a silver Chevrolet Silverado on Interstate 30 west at mile marker 112 just before 11 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 2021.

Upon approach, Davis observed an open alcohol container spilled in the rear seat area of the truck. Steward asked the driver to exit the pickup, then obtained permission to pat Fuerte down, the sheriff’s office noted in arrest reports. Steward located a bag containing a crystal-like substance that later field tested positive for methamphetamine in Fuerte’s front pocket, Davis and Steward alleged. The 38-year-old Cumby man was taken into custody and transported to jail, where he was booked at 12:35 a.m. June 13, 2021, for possession of 1.11 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, according to arrest reports.

Fuerte was released from Hopkins County jail later Sunday, June 13, 2021, on a $10,000 bond on the possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.


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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