Child Protective Services began an investigation after Jessica Elizabeth Bender, 27 of Sulphur Springs and her year old child tested positive for methamphetamine. Special Crimes Unit was contacted and began an investigation as well. SCU obtained an arrest warrant for Bender.
Bender is in Hopkins County Jail charged with Abandon/Endanger a Child, a state jail felony. She is being held on a $25,000 bond.