Aggravated Assault Trial of Jarrod Smith Ends in a Mistrial, DA Will Try Again
Feb13

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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“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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