A former Dickson teacher and cheerleading coach, facing charges in three counties, is two for two as she heads to preliminary hearing in Murray County March 28.
On March 5, Stephanie Ringwald was bound over for trial in Love County on three counts of furnishing alcohol to minors. Associate District Judge Charles Roberts issued the bind over following preliminary hearing evidence. Formal arraignment in Love County District Court is set for April 22.
On March 13, Ringwald appeared for preliminary hearing in Carter County, where she faces two more counts of furnishing alcohol to minors. Special District Judge Thomas Baldwin listened to evidence presented by District Attorney Craig Ladd, and came to a conclusion that echoed Roberts’ earlier ruling. Baldwin ruled he found evidence crimes had been committed and Ringwald was the person who had committed the crimes. Formal arraignment in Carter County District Court is set for April 16.
The longtime Middle School English teacher and cheerleading coach faces much different charges in her home county where she faces two counts of second-degree rape and two counts of forcible sodomy.
The charges in all three counties are felonies and allege misconduct with high school students while the 30-year-old Sulphur woman was working for Dickson Public Schools. Ringwald resigned her teaching/coaching position Aug. 20 when outraged parents voiced complaints that launched investigations in all three counties.