Texas bartender charged with misdemeanor after drunk man goes on killing spree
PLANO, Texas — A bartender is facing charges after she allegedly served a man who was already intoxicated before he left and killed eight people, NBC DFW reports.
Lindsey Glass was arrested Tuesday of last week. She’s charged with violating Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code.
The code prohibits bartenders from selling drinks “to an habitual drunkard or an intoxicated or insane person.”
The new charge connects back to 2017 murder investigation.
A TABC investigation uncovered text messages from Glass to another bartender.
Glass sent a text that read Spencer Hight, 32, “had 2 gins and he only had 2 beers and a shot when he came back [sic] I think he was at another bar while he was gone,” according to NBC DFW.
The report also contains a text which read, “Spencer has a big knife on the bar and is spinning it and just asked for his tab and said I have to go do some dirty work … Psychoooooooo.”
After leaving the bar, Spencer Hight, 32, drove to his estranged wife Meredith Hight’s home where a Dallas Cowboys-watching party was taking place.
According to NBC DFW, he’s accused of killing his wife, as well as 33-year-old Anthony “Tony” Michael Cross; 24-year-old Olivia Nicole Deffner; 29-year-old James Richard Dunlop; 22-year-old Darryl William Hawkins; 31-year-old Rion Christopher Morgan; 28-year-old Myah Sade Bass and 25-year-old Caleb Seth Edwards.
Police shot the suspect to death.
The bartender’s attorney said Glass was the person who called 911. She was friends with Meredith Hight and planned to be at that party later in the day.