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2 Men Sentenced In District Court Tuesday

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Two men were sentenced this week in district court Tuesday, each after previously making open pleas, according to court reports.

Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon Hearing

Brandon Clayton Soles (HCSO jail photo)

Brandon Clayton Soles appeared before Judge Eddie Northcutt in the 8th Judicial District Court Tuesday morning, April 27, 2021, for a sentencing hearing on the aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge for which he he previously issued an open plea.

The 20-year-old Mineola man was arrested Feb. 21, 2020, an aggravated assault warrant in connection with a shooting that left one injured at a Fuller Street apartment on Feb. 5, 2020.

SSPD investigators on Feb. 6, 2020, reported officials received calls around 6:45 p.m. the evening before from people reporting that gunshots had been fired and one person was shot. Police arrived and applied first aid to the shooting victim, who was not identified, until EMS arrived. The suspect or suspects had reportedly fled by the time officials arrived.  The injured person was reported to be in stable condition from non life-threatening injuries at a Tyler hospital, the next morning. “Witnesses lead investigators to believe this crime was drug related,” a Feb. 6, 2020, SSPD release stated.

Police put out a photo Feb. 18 identifying Brandon Clayton Soles as the suspect in the shooting, and asked for the public’s help in locating him. Soles, who jail reports show is also known by Brandon Soles II, was arrested on Feb. 21, 2020, by Wood County Precinct 2 Constable on the Hopkins County aggravated assault warrant in addition to a Wood County charge. He remained in Wood County jail from Feb. 21-June 2, 2020. Soles was transferred June 2, 2020, to Hopkins County jail, where he remained until Dec. 21, 2020, on a $500,000 bond on the aggravated assault charge, according to jail reports.

During a sentencing hearing Tuesday, April 27, 2021, Soles received a 20-year sentence on the aggravated assault charge, according to Assistant District Attorney Matt Harris, who prosecuted the case.

Chasen Lane Beaver (HCSO jail photo)

Sexual Assault Of A Child Sentencing Hearing

Chasen Lane Beaver appeared in the 8th Judicial District Court Tuesday afternoon, April 27, 2021, for a sentencing hearing on a sexual assault of a child charge.

Beaver has remained in Hopkins County jail since police took him into custody March 16, 2021, on a warrant for insufficient bond on the sexual assault of a child charge.

The 24-year-old Sulphur Springs man was originally taken into custody Sept. 2, 2020 on the sexual assault of a child charge, after he “admitted to having sexual intercourse and performing oral sex on” a 16-year-old female on or about July 15, 2020, at a Duckworth Street address, a SSPD detective alleged in Beaver’s 2020 arrest report.

He was released from jail Sept. 3, 2020, on a $25,000 bond, according to jail reports. He was indicted in February 2021 on the sexual assault charge, according to court records.

Beaver received a 5-year sentence on the sexual assault of a child charge Tuesday afternoon, April 27, 2021, in District Court, according to the district attorney’s office.

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040. publishes Sulphur Springs Police Department reports and news. The Police Department is located at 125 Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Texas. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 885-7602.

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The Sulphur Springs Police Department continues to serve its citizens with pride in its overall mission and will strive to provide the best possible police force in the 21st century.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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