Hawkins Receives 40-Year Prison Sentence
King Sentenced To
Robert Earl Hawkins Jr. received a 40-year prison sentence Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, for a burglary of a habitation charge. Also sentenced to Nov. 23, was Michail Germann King on a first-degree felony delivery of a controlled substance case, according to court reports.
Hawkins has remained in Hopkins County jail since his arrest Aug. 14 on outstanding charges for bond forfeiture on burglary of a habitation and two other charges, along with charges for tampering with evidence and possession of a controlled substance charges.
The 36-year-old Sulphur Springs man faced a sentence of 25 years to life in prison for the burglary of a habitation charge. According to Assistant District Attorney Matt Harris, Hawkins pled open to the court on the burglary case and as part of a 12.45 agreement (referring to Chapter 12 section 44 of Texas Penal Code) several other charges were dismissed.
Hawkins, who jail records show is also known by the alias Pete Hawkins, was reported to have testified during the sentencing hearing Nov. 23, 2021 in the 8th Judicial District Court. The defense asked that Hawkins be sentenced to probation. Harris asked the judge to sentence the defendant to life in prison, citing his lengthy criminal history. The ADA focused most of his questioning and arguments on Hawkins’ “lengthy history of violence and terror against women.”
Hawkins’ criminal history in Hopkins County includes being booked into jail on more than 30 different occasions since 2004, including:
- a 2004 family violence assault causing bodily injury charge,
- a 2005 terroristic threat charge,
- a 2006 family violence assault causing bodily injury charge, a January 2007 warrant for not paying an assault fine,
- a July 2009 assault family violence charge,
- a November 2009 assault of a family or household member with previous conviction,
- a 5-year prison sentence in 2010 on a burglary convictions,
- an assault causing bodily injury to a family member warrant in November 2016,
- an assault causing bodily injury to a family member charge in January 2017,
- an April 2017 indictment for aggravated assault of a date, family or household member,
- an August 2020 warrant for assault of a family or household member that impeded breathing,
- a burglary of a habitation and theft of service warrants on New Year’s Day 2020,
- bond revocation for the burglary of habitation and assault family violence of a household member that impeded breathing charges in April 2021, and
- bond forfeiture on burglary of a habitation charge in August 2021, according to jail records.
Hawkins was sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Michail Germann King, as arranged, pled guilty in court Nov. 23, 2021, as to a first-degree felony delivery case, as charged in the indictment, and received 7 years of deferred adjudication community supervision and a $1,000 fine, according to Assistant District Attorney Zachary Blackmon.
The 43-year-old Dallas man was indicted in May 2021 on a charge of possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams with intent to deliver, according to court reports.