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CISD teacher is indicted by grand jury
Houston County Courier -  January 2010

By Daphne Hereford
Managing Editor

CROCKETT – A Houston County Grand Jury handed down an Class A misdemeanor indictment against 39-year-old Anissa Culp, a Crockett Independent School District elementary teacher, on Monday, Jan. 11 charging her with theft.
More than a week after the indictment Mrs. Culp was still at work teaching first grade.
In a telephone conversation on Tuesday, Jan. 19 CISD Superintendent Dr. Douglas Moore said, “I can’t say anything, it is in the hands of the police.”
He added, “I am recommending that no action be taken until the allegations are proven one way or another.”
Dr. Moore went on to say that a misdemeanor indictment does not affect a teachers certificate and that he had no comment.
According to Houston County Attorney Daphne Session, the indictment was for theft in an amount more than $500 but less than $1,500.
The case was investigated by Houston County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ben Gardner and according to Ms. Session, the complainant was Crockett Independent School District.
As of Tuesday a warrant had not been issued for Mrs. Culp’s arrest in connection with the case.
According to Ms. Session, the reason a warrant had not been issued was because Houston County Court at Law Judge Sarah Clark had recused herself from the case and the process of assigning a replacement judge was underway.
A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of up to $4,000, a year in jail or both, or probated for up to two years.





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