Deputies went to a Cumby residence to serve warrants, and ended up taking 2 people into custody and discovering meth and other drug paraphernalia in the home Friday, according to arrest reports. A Sulphur Springs woman was also jailed Friday on a controlled substance charge.
Cumby Residential Arrest
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tanner Steward and Deputy Elijah Fite contacted Anita Ann Mack, who they had been told was inside the County Road 1143 residence. They took the 40-year-old Sulphur Springs woman into custody July 15, 2022, on a possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance warrant and two no driver’s license warrants. Deputies also contacted her friend, Jonathan Wade Pursell, in his bedroom at the residence and took him into custody at 5:42 a.m. Friday on the May 15, 2022 manufacture or delivery of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge.
The deputies spotted what they believed to be methamphetamine in plain view at the residence. The HCSO officers contacted Investigator Shea Shaw regarding the matter. A search warrant was sought, obtained and executed at the CR 1143 residence.
As they took the 43-year-old Cumby man into custody, deputies reported seeing multiple items of drug paraphernalia visible in plain view in Pursell’s bedroom. While searching the home, deputies were notified that jail officials caught Pursell attempting to hide in a holding cell contraband he had managed to carry into the jail. Contraband was seized and Pursell was held pending an addition charge, Steward alleged in arrest reports.
The suspected meth tested positive, and weighed 5.757 grams, including packaging. Consequently, Pursell was charged no only on the manufacture or delivery warrant, but also for possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence (trying to hide at the alleged contraband at the jail) and prohibited substance in a correctional facility, according to arrest reports.
Mack, who is also known by Anita Ann Kitchel, was released from the county jail Saturday, July 16, 2022, on a $35,000 bond on the felony controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.
Pursell, who is also known by the alias Jonathan Bolding, however remained in Hopkins County jail Monday morning, July 18, 2022. His bonds totaled $250,000 — $100,00 on the manufacture or delivery warrant; and $50,000 each on the possession, tampering with evidence and prohibited substance charges, according to jail reports.
Hollie Circle Arrest
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Elijah Fite and Sgt. Tanner Steward were made aware of an outstanding warrant for Amy Nicole Fitzgerald’s arrest.
They contacted the 40-year-old Sulphur Springs woman at a Hollie Circle residence at 11 a.m. July 15, 2022, and took her into custody on the warrant. She was transported to and booked into Hopkins County jail at 11:33 a.m. July 15, 2022, on the manufacture or delivery of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, according to arrest reports.
Fitzgerald, who is also known by Amy Nicole Brown Fielden, Amy Nicole Fielden Brown, Amy Nicole Lee and Amy Fielden Lee, was released from Hopkins County jail Saturday, July 16, 2022, on a $35,000 bond on the felony 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.