Jury Panel for Monday, January 5th Cancelled for the 8th District Court
Dec31

Jury Panel for Monday, January 5th Cancelled for the 8th District Court

The jury panel for Monday, January 5, 2015, at 8:30 A.M. for the 8th District Court has been cancelled.

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“Updated” Capital Murder Cases to Cost County Hundreds of Thousands
Dec23

“Updated” Capital Murder Cases to Cost County Hundreds of Thousands

Hopkins County will have to pick up the costs of attorneys for one of two men indicted for capital murder in what are expected to be a death penalty cases. County Judge Robert Newsom said an insurance policy would pay for attorneys for Cody Scott Shaw of Emory. The policy will not cover co-defendant Patrick Wayne McMahan of Sulphur Springs. The cost could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The men were indicted December 8. DA...

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Patrick McMahan Arraigned in Maynard Murder
Dec22

Patrick McMahan Arraigned in Maynard Murder

http://www.ksstradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Murder-Indictments.mp3 Two men accused in the murder of 66-year old Gary Maynard at his home were indicted by a Hopkins County Grand Jury on December 8. Both 31-year old Patrick Wayne McMahan of Sulphur Springs and 26-year old Cody Scott Shaw of Emory were indicted for capital murder. Indications are District Attorney Will Ramsey intends to seek the death penalty in both cases. Both...

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“Updated” Tony Crayton Sentenced to 50 Years
Nov24

“Updated” Tony Crayton Sentenced to 50 Years

On November 5, 8th District Court Judge Eddie Northcutt found Crayton guilty of murdering his wife, Jessica Tyler Townsend Crayton, in October of last year. The finding came after two days of testimony before the judge. Crayton faces a punishment range of from 5 years to life in prison without parole. 8th District Court Judge Eddie Northcutt sentenced Tony Dewayne Crayton to 50 years in prison at noon Monday for the murder of his...

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Verdict Rendered in Bench Trial of Tony Crayton
Nov05

Verdict Rendered in Bench Trial of Tony Crayton

8TH District Court Judge Eddie Northcutt announced Wednesday morning that he has determined that Tony Crayton of Sulphur Springs is guilty of murder.  The decision followed two-days of testimony before Judge Northcutt by District Attorney Will Ramsey and Defense Attorney Martin Braddy.  Judge Northcutt set the sentencing phase of the trial for November 24-25 in his court.  Crayton is on trial for the October 2013 murder of his wife,...

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Roy Dean Duffey of Sulphur Springs Will Have Another Trial
Oct31

Roy Dean Duffey of Sulphur Springs Will Have Another Trial

Roy Dean Duffey of Sulphur Springs will have another trial in connection with the stabbing death of David Harrison Cooper on February 20, 2011. 8th District Judge Eddie Northcutt ordered the new trial after hearing arguments last week. Duffey appealed a 12-year prison sentence because then District Judge Robert Newsom rejected an earlier plea bargain after a meeting with friends of the victim. The plea deal would have had Duffey serve...

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“Updated” 8th District Court Judge Eddie Northcutt to Hear Testimony in Murder Trial
Oct31

“Updated” 8th District Court Judge Eddie Northcutt to Hear Testimony in Murder Trial

8th District Court Judge Eddie Northcutt, in lieu of a jury, will begin hearing testimony Monday in the murder trial of Tony Crayton, accused in the death of his wife, Jessica Tyler Townsend Crayton, at her home in October of last year. As police began to search for a suspect, they got a report that Crayton had jumped off the League Street Bridge onto I-30 injuring himself. A murder trial got underway Monday morning for Tony Crayton,...

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It Really Was A Dumb Thing To Do
Sep05

It Really Was A Dumb Thing To Do

A jury in Hopkins County’s 8th District Court Wednesday found a 40-year old Rockwall man not guilty of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. Darrell Don Green was on trial for writing a note on a gas station credit card application at a convenience store on East Shannon Road at Helm Lane. This was while lawmen were conducting an intensive search for two Hopkins County Jail escapees. The note indicated that the escapees were...

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Charles Ray Miller Sentenced
Aug14

Charles Ray Miller Sentenced

63-year old Charles Ray Miller of Waco, who was sentenced to ten twenty-year prison terms on ten counts of indecency with a child by contact last month, was transferred from the Hopkins County Jail to the Texas Department of Corrections early Wednesday morning. On July 8, Miller was sentenced by 8th District Court Judge Eddie Northcutt to serve nine of the ten prison terms concurrently. The last 20-year prison term will be served...

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Man Sentenced To 27-Years For Sexual Abuse Of A Child
Jul18

Man Sentenced To 27-Years For Sexual Abuse Of A Child

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”http://www.ksstradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Guilty-Plea.mp3″] A 23-year old Hopkins County man was sentenced in 8th District Court Wednesday to 27-years in prison for continuous sexual abuse of a child. Stephen Waters must serve all 27 years before parole can be considered. Sentencing followed a victim impact statement by the mother of the girl victim who quoted her daughter telling...

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