Two Sulphur Springs residents were sentenced in district court this week on unrelated charges, according to court reports.
Jennifer Lee Lindsay of Sulphur Springs arranged and pled open during the Nov. 24 court session on an April 20, 2020 abandoning or endangering of a child-criminal negligence charge and a Jan. 17, 2020 forgery financial instrument charge.
Lindsay was arrested on a forgery warrant on Feb. 13, 2020, and released from jail the next day on a $5,000 bond, according to jail reports.
The child endangerment charge stemmed from an investigation by Sulphur Springs Police Department Special Crimes Unit and Child Protective Services in which the 27-year-old Sulphur Springs woman and her 8-month-old allegedly tested positive on April 20 for methamphetamine. Lindsay was arrested May 6, 2020, on a warrant for the child endangerment-criminal negligence charge, and was released from jail June 26 on a $10,000 bond, according to jail reports.
Lindsay was scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 27 for a sentencing hearing on both charges. She was sentenced in district court this week to 10 years deferred probation on the felony forgery charge and 10 years deferred probation on the abandoning or endangering of a child-criminal negligence charge, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Paul Shane McCool of Sulphur Springs was accused of engaging in organized activity, a charge on which he was arrested on Nov. 7, 2019.
Acting on a tip, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies and investigators reported finding at least $14,000 worth of property that’d been reported to Dallas Police earlier in November 2019 as stolen at a County Road 3502 residence, which McCool told officials he had rented only a few weeks before. On Nov. 7, 2019, sheriff’s officials located a cargo trailer obscured with items on top of it, and about $10,000 in new auto parts reported to Dallas authorities as stolen, sheriff’s officers alleged following McCool’s arrest. A truck allegedly used in the Dallas thefts was recovered in Greenville, where it had been abandoned. Interviews and investigation revealed information implicating McCool and two others in the thefts.
McCool arranged to plead guilty during a Jan. 26, 2021 court session to theft, a state jail felony offense, and was sentenced in district court to three years deferred probation and a $500 fine, according to the DA’s office.