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Sulphur Springs Man Sentenced On Indecency With A Child Charge

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A 25-year-old Sulphur Springs man has been sentenced on an indecency with a child by sexual contact case.

Shawn Michael Matheny (HCSO jail photo)

Shawn Michael Matheny was scheduled to appear in court November 4, 2020 for a sentencing hearing. He received a 10-year sentence on the charge, according to the district attorney’s office.

Matheny has remained in Hopkins County jail since his arrest Thursday, Feb. 27, on the indecency with a child by sexual contact charge.

Sulphur Springs Police, in following Matheny’s arrest on Feb. 27, reported being alerted at the beginning of that week. An interview was scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center with the alleged 10-year-old victim. Based on information gleaned, SSPD Sgt. Detective David Gilmore sought a warrant for Matheny‚Äôs arrest. Police served Matheny and took him to jail in February.

KSSTRadio.com publishes Sulphur Springs Police Department reports and news. The Police Department is located at 125 Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Texas. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 885-7602.

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

The Sulphur Springs Police Department continues to serve its citizens with pride in its overall mission and will strive to provide the best possible police force in the 21st century.


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.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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