Two individuals took plea bargain agreements in District Courts in Hopkins County Monday.
In 62nd District Court at the Hopkins County Courthouse Monday, Kenneth Ray Vaughn, 61, plead to 14 years for Obstruction/Retaliation. Judge Will Biard heard the plea.
Vaughn was arrested on a January Sunday evening this year for Obstruction or Retaliation when Sheriff Deputy Sergeant Wade Sheets responded to a disturbance call at a residence on County Road 3562. At the residence he found Vaughn, who began to verbally threaten Sgt. Sheets. According to an arrest report, the man shouted “Don’t [expletive] with me” and that he would “Blow your [expletive] head off!”
Wesley Chester, 34, pled to 3 years in TDCJ in Eighth Judicial District Court before Judge Eddie Northcutt. Chester faced charges for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram, a State Jail Felony and Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit Assault, a Felony 2.
In April, Chester forced entry into a residence on Houston Street resulting in an assault and his arrest. Chester, of Sulphur Springs, assaulted a male and female in the Houston Street resident. He shoved the female toward the front door and placed her in a choke hold causing restriction of breathing. He then struck a male in the head and placed him in a choke hold causing restricted breathing. Law enforcement observed visible injuries to both victims at the time of the incident and arrest.