On Monday, August 22, 2016, jurors in the 9th District Court of Montgomery County, Texas (Judge Phil Grant presiding) found Defendant Raymond Lindsey Jr., 46, guilty of Assault of a Public Servant and Retaliation. In a sentencing hearing held Tuesday, August 23, 2016, Judge Phil Grant sentenced him to 40 years in prison on both charges to run concurrently.
At trial, Assistant District Attorney Philip Teissier presented evidence that on January 5, 2015, HPD officers were dispatched to an apartment in Southeastern Montgomery County for a possible domestic disturbance. There the officers encountered an aggressive Lindsey and his scared girlfriend. While the officers stood by waiting for Lindsey’s girlfriend to gather items and leave the apartment, Lindsey pointed at each of the officers one by one and individually threatened to kill them. Lindsey then proceeded to destroy numerous objects inside the apartment, including a glass coffee table, a flat screen TV, the entertainment center, and a bird cage with a live bird inside. After escorting Lindsey’s girlfriend out of the apartment, additional HPD officers arrived to assist. The officers again approached the apartment, Lindsey threatened to kill another officer, and the officers attempted to arrest Lindsey. During the arrest attempt, Lindsey assaulted one of the officers by slamming the apartment door on the officer’s arm multiple times. It took the jury little time to find Lindsey guilty of both charges.
During the sentencing hearing before Judge Phil Grant, Teissier presented evidence of Lindsey’s prior criminal history, including two previous penitentiary sentences from Illinois for the offenses of Burglary and Unlawful Possession of a Vehicle, a penitentiary sentence from Iowa for Domestic Assault, and an uncharged family violence assault against Lindsey’s girlfriend. Because Lindsey had at least two prior trips to prison, his punishment range in each case was 25 years to life in prison.
Assistant District Attorney Philip Teissier said, “This defendant had a complied a lengthy criminal history out of state prior to moving to Texas. Consequently, Lindsey is obviously not the type of person we want living in Texas or Montgomery County. Unfortunately for him, he had to learn that the hard way.”