Lufkin mom who exposed child to PCP back in jail, again

Julia Goodwin (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Julia Goodwin (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A 32-year-old Lufkin woman who pleaded guilty to child endangerment after her child ingested PCP is back in jail … again. An Angelina County Judge sent Julia Goodwin back to jail Monday for violating one of the rules in her drug court agreement.

Goodwin is still being held in the Angelina County Jail. No bail has been set at this time.

Dustin Fore, a supervisor with Angelina County's Adult Probation Department said he couldn't go into detail about what order Goodwin allegedly violated.

'The drug court team will be staffing her case for further action," Fore said.

Goodwin pleaded guilty to child endangerment in March 2011 and accepted a probation sentence. In January 2012, she failed a drug test and was arrested at drug court.

When Goodwin was first arrested in March 2011, the arrest came after the Lufkin Police Department investigated a child in the emergency room of Memorial Health Systems of East Texas-Lufkin.

At the time, the 1-year-old child was breathing and awake, but not responsive. Hospital staff members performed a drug test and found evidence of PCP in the child's blood.

The child was later transported by helicopter to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston for further treatment.

Doctors and nurses are considered mandatory reporters of child abuse under Texas state law. That means if they believe abuse or neglect has happened or happening they have to report it within 48 hours to law enforcement.

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