(Houston Chronicle) A Montgomery County man accused of assaulting a public servant and threatening to kill police officers could have walked free Monday. However, after refusing a plea bargain, he was convicted and hit with a 40-year sentence.
Jurors in the 9th District Court of Judge Phil Grant convicted Raymond Lindsey Jr., 46, last week of Assault on a Public Servant and Retaliation. His attorney said he already had been in jail 19 months and would have been released with "time served."
Although he was appreciative of the deal, he did not want to plead guilty and believed everybody had conspired against him, appointed defense attorney Willis Everett Smith said.
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