Punishment Phase in the Trial of Convicted Murderer Tony Dewayne Crayton is Scheduled for Monday and Tuesday
Nov24

Punishment Phase in the Trial of Convicted Murderer Tony Dewayne Crayton is Scheduled for Monday and Tuesday

The punishment phase in the trial of convicted murderer Tony Dewayne Crayton is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday this week in Hopkins County District Court. 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...

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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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Jury Duty Summons Response On The Decline
Jul09

Jury Duty Summons Response On The Decline

Jury duty. That invitation to what some call a civic duty and others disdain as an inconvenience. Response to jury summons is on the decline across the state as well as locally. District 8 Judge Eddie Northcut is taking action to encourage a better result. Northcut says jury duty is more than a civic duty, it is a legal obligation. He intends to conduct show cause hearings for those 40 or so who missed a recent jury call. Fines for...

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8th District Court

In Hopkins County 8th District Court, a 31-year old Sulphur Springs man, David Penny, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for continuous aggravated sexual assault of a child. District Judge Eddie Northcutt sentenced the man on Wednesday. Earlier a jury had found Penny guilty after about a half hour deliberation. The victim was a 13-year-old girl. A jury was selected Monday and the case took two days to complete. The case...

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