A bond reduction hearing for Justin Joe McQueen will perhaps give McQueen a break from Hopkins County Jail. McQueen, 19, has been in Hopkins County Jail on a $1-million bond since October 11, 2015 when he was charged with the murder of Jesse Louis Vasquez, 25. Bond for McQueen was reduced Monday afternoon by District Judge Eddie Northcutt during a bond reduction hearing in 8th Judicial District Court. The conditions surrounding the reduction call for an ankle monitor if McQueen is released from jail on bond.
In December 15, 2015 McQueen was indicted for the murder of Vasquez. His bond remained at $1-million at that time. Vasquez died from gunshot wounds following a shootout on Ingram Street in Sulphur Springs. Justice of the Peace B. J. Teer pronounced Vasquez dead that Sunday night at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital ER. Sulphur Springs Police officers responded to a call in the 600 block of Ingram Street at 8:36 p.m. October 11. According to Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders, officers found Vasquez laying in the street with multiple gunshot wounds. That night, McQueen was found behind a building near Dairy Queen on Main Street and wanted to give himself up.