Mark Timothy Lindsay, age 48, was tried before Judge Ralph Van Pelt, Jr., in the Superior Court of Catoosa County, Georgia for multiple offenses of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property. The two day bench trial was concluded on January 14, 2015, with convictions for five counts of felony Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and two misdemeanor counts of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property.
The evidence disclosed that beginning in September of 2005, Lindsay, while employed as the chief building inspector for the City of Fort Oglethorpe, began an extra-marital affair with Deborah Holt. Holt was the manager of Market Place Leasing, LLC doing business as Gateway Mall in Catoosa County. Holt embezzled large sums of money from her employer. Lindsay received stolen items from Holt over a period of time with an estimated value of between $50,000 and $75,000. When interviewed by Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent James Harris, Holt disclosed that Lindsay would ask Holt for specific items and Holt would secure those items for Lindsay. A search of Lindsay’s residence by the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department located the majority of the stolen property.
On January 14, 2015, Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Ralph Van Pelt, Jr. sentenced Lindsay to serve ten (10) years in the Georgia State Prison System.
Lindsay was represented by Mr. Larry B. Hill and Mr. William Davis Hentz, attorneys from Lafayette, Georgia.
The case was prosecuted by Catoosa County Senior Assistant District Attorney, Alan C. Norton.
Herbert E. (Buzz) Franklin
Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit