A call from Hopkins County Jail brought EMS, Jail Administrators, and law enforcement officers to the cell of Cody Scott Shaw, 27. According to dispatch reports, Shaw attempted suicide Friday shortly after midnight.
Shaw is one of two suspects arrested and charged with capital murder in connection with the Saturday night slaying of 66-year old Gary Maynard. Maynard’s wife found him murdered in his bed at their County Road 2301 home. An investigation pointed toward two suspects who worked for Maynard’s tree service. Authorities arrested 31-year old Patrick Wayne McMahan at his Sulphur Springs’ home and the then, 26-year old Shaw at his Emory home in Rains County. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Chief Criminal Investigator Lewis Tatum said both men admitted they were involved in the murder. Items stolen from Maynard’s home were also recovered.
In February of this year, KSST reported that Hopkins County will have to pick up the costs of attorneys for one of the two men indicted for the capital murder. In both cases, District Attorney Will Ramsey is expected to seek the death penalty. County Judge Robert Newsom said an insurance policy would pay for attorneys for Shaw. The policy will not cover co-defendant Patrick Wayne McMahan of Sulphur Springs. The cost could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Hopkins County will have to pick up the costs of attorneys for McMahan. The cost could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The men were indicted December 8, 2014.