Stephens Sentenced, Ramirez Postponed, Duffey Complicated
Mar18

Stephens Sentenced, Ramirez Postponed, Duffey Complicated

Wednesday afternoon March 18 in Eight Judicial District Court, Judge Eddie Northcut handed down plea bargain sentences, postponements, and hearing status during a busy court docket. Some of the action taken include:   Judge Northcut sentenced Andrew Keith Stephens (shown above), 49, to 28 years for aggrevated assault causing serious bodily injury and two (2) years for endangerment of a child. The sentence came as part of a plea...

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Aggravated Assault Trial of Jarrod Smith Ends in a Mistrial, DA Will Try Again

A jury in Hopkins County’s 8th District Court deliberated for six hours Wednesday before saying they were at a stalemate in an aggravated assault trial. District Judge Eddie Northcutt declared a mistrial. 41-year old Jarrod Arnold Smith of Pine Forest was on trial for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Smith is accused of shooting a woman who was then his wife in 2012. District Attorney Will Ramsey said there were three...

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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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