Jacksboro woman arrested in Martin County
The mother of Trey Pruitt, the Jacksboro High School student who was found dead at his home January 16, was arrested Friday night.
In a press release, Jack County Sheriff Tom Spurlock reported that Christy Pruitt was arrested in Martin County on warrants from Jack County for the offenses of delivery of a controlled substance or marijuana to a child and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
During the investigation of Trey Pruitt’s death, a bottle of pills believed to be morphine was found in his room. Information led officers to believe they were obtained from his mother’s house.
Spurlock and Reserve Sgt. Doug Angell worked with Jacksboro Police Chief Terry McDaniel and District Attorney Investigator Jack McGuinn and searched the home where Christy Pruitt was living on North 4th Street to locate any remaining controlled substance in the days following Trey’s death.
She was at home when the officers arrived and told them where the remaining drugs could be found.
They also seized Pruitt’s phone to obtain more information for the investigation and took witness statements Monday, January 23.
Spurlock did not give details on what occurred that resulted in the tampering charge.
The Jack County Sheriff’s Office issued arrest warrants for Christy Pruitt who fled the area immediately following her son’s funeral, Spurlock said.
Pruitt was arrested Friday by a Martin County Sheriff’s deputy who had stopped Pruitt on a traffic violation when he got a hit on the warrants.
As of Saturday afternoon, she is awaiting transfer to the Jack County Jail.
Pruitt’s bonds have been set at $100,000 for the delivery of a controlled substance offense and $50,000 for the tampering charge.
More information on the arrest will be in the Feb. 3 edition of the Herald-Gazette.