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 Waters, you hurt...

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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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