On July 22nd, 2019, Vincent Sheldon Jones was shot twice in the chest. His death is a source of angst for Sheldon’s family and friends. The individual who pulled the trigger has yet to face any charges.
Tuesday August 4th, 2020 Hunt County District Attorney Noble Walker gave KSST some insight into the status of the case. “It is still pending, it’s an open investigation.” said Walker. Walker is in contact with local police and elements of the Texas Rangers regarding the open investigation. “Any time we have a case like this, it takes time to build the case and complete the investigation.” Walker says some items related to the fatal shooting are still at the lab, and that COVID related delays are to blame. Walker is certain that once the investigation is completed, and the case transferred to his office, the case will go to a grand jury. “It will be up to a grand jury to decide if the case goes any further.”
Walker expects the investigation to conclude soon. Since the grand just meets only once a month, the earliest conceivable opportunity for the case to go before a grand jury would be September 2020.
Walker expressed his empathy with Jones’ family and friends. “If the shoe was on the other foot, I would be frustrated as well.”