Mother Accused Of Shaking Her Baby

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Investigators Wade Sheets and Michael Russell arrested a 23-year-old Sulphur Springs woman Sept. 2 on an abandoning or endangering of a child-criminal negligence charge. The mother is accused of shaking her baby.

No HCSO jail photo available for Rachael Marie Joslin

The sheriff’s investigators reported contacting Rachael Marie Joslin at her residence after receiving information the woman shook her baby. Joslin allegedly admitted to being frustrated while feeding the baby about a month ago and shaking the child twice while at a Helm Lane address. She admitted the baby’s head moved forward, back, forward and back again at the time, the sheriff’s investigators alleged in arrest reports.

The woman was taken into custody at 10:45 a.m. Sept. 2 at her residence and transported to Hopkins County jail on the third-degree felony child endangerment charge. She remained in the county jail Sept. 3, according to jail reports.

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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle

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.

If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

Author: Faith Huffman

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