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2 Men Receive Prison Sentences In District Court
Dec22

2 Men Receive Prison Sentences In District Court

Two men, a 27-year-old Pittsburg man and a 39-year-old Hopkins County man, received prison sentences in hearings before 8th Judicial District Judge Eddie Northcutt this month, according to court reports. Brandon Darel Roach Brandon Darel Roach pled guilty on Oct.18, 2021, to the third-degree felony offense of retaliation and pled true to two punishment enhancement paragraphs, making the third-degree felony punishable under the...

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2 Men, 2 Women Sentenced This Week In District Court
Nov18

2 Men, 2 Women Sentenced This Week In District Court

The four people, two men and two women were sentenced this week in the 8th Judicial District Court on felony offenses, according to court and jail reports. Janice Leigh Fite Janice Leigh Fite arranged to plead “not contest” Nov. 15, 2021, in the 8th Judicial District Court, to one of the four aggravated assault with a deadly weapon cases she faced. As part of the agreement, the 56-year-old Sulphur Springs woman was placed...

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Sexual Assault Trial Begins Tuesday Morning In District Court
Oct06

Sexual Assault Trial Begins Tuesday Morning In District Court

The trial of 29-year-old Denzel Dredon Jackson got under way Tuesday morning, Oct. 6, at Hopkins County Civic Center, which is serving as the 8th Judicial District Courtroom to allow room for social distancing. Denzel Dredon Jackson Jackson is accused of aggravated sexual assault of his girlfriend, who is also the mother of two of his children. District Attorney Will Ramsay, assisted by Zach Blackmon, is the prosecutor in the case....

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Blackmon Selected As New Assistant District Attorney
Aug23

Blackmon Selected As New Assistant District Attorney

Zack Blackmon is excited to be back home working in and serving the community where he grew up. He was sworn in on Thursday, Aug. 13, as an assistant district attorney in the 8th Judicial District. Zach Blackmon (Courtesy photo) Sulphur Springs is home to Blackmon. He graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 2013, then went to Texas Tech University. He earned his undergraduate degree in 2016 from Texas Tech, then attended Texas...

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Jury Sentences Mount Pleasant Man To 60 Years In Prison For The Aggravated Assault Of His Child’s Mother
Feb15

Jury Sentences Mount Pleasant Man To 60 Years In Prison For The Aggravated Assault Of His Child’s Mother

A Hopkins County jury in the last week sentenced a 31-year-old Mount Pleasant man to 60 years in prison for the aggravated assault of his child’s mother with a deadly weapon, the SUV rammed into her car, according to court reports. Michael Tareze Evans — who jail reports show is also known to use the aliases Michael Tarezz Evans, Mike Evans, Michael Martin, Michael Hope and Fish Terez (HCSO jail photo) Michael Tareze Evans — who...

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Troutt Sentenced On Injury To A Child Charge
Dec01

Troutt Sentenced On Injury To A Child Charge

Rollerson To Continue On Probation, With Additional Conditions Edward Faris Troutt Jr., a man accused of abusing a child and keeping her restrained in a closet, received a prison sentence Tuesday on an injury to a child charge, while Zavier Rollerson will remain on probation on an aggravated robbery charge, the judge ruled Monday in the 8th Judicial District Court. Injury To A Child Sentencing Edward Faris Troutt Jr. (HCSO jail photo)...

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2 Sulphur Springs Men Sentenced On One Sexual Assault Charge Each
Sep16

2 Sulphur Springs Men Sentenced On One Sexual Assault Charge Each

Two Sulphur Springs men were sentenced this week in the 8th Judicial District Court on one sexual assault charge each. Fernando Santana-Vasquez Fernando Santana-Vasquez made an open plea in court to a sexual assault of a child, who was 15 at the time of the offense. Eighth Judicial District Judge Eddie Northcutt sentenced the 51-year-old Sulphur Springs man to 4 years of imprisonment and fined him $4,000 on the sexual assault of a...

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Sulphur Springs Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Sexual Assault
Mar16

Sulphur Springs Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Sexual Assault

A 42-year-old Sulphur Springs man was tried and sentenced to life in prison for the sexual assault of a teenager, according to court reports. Based on a prior case of sexual assault, the law required Charles Edward Horne Jr. to be automatically sentenced to life in prison upon his conviction in the current case. There was no punishment range to be considered by the judge or the jury, prosecutors explained. Charles Edward Horne Jr....

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Hawkins Receives 40-Year Prison Sentence
Nov24

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. Robert Earl Hawkins Jr.(HCSO jail photo) Hawkins has remained in Hopkins County jail since his arrest Aug. 14 on outstanding charges for bond forfeiture...

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Goodson Sentenced To 25 Years For Failure to Appear,  10 Years On Felony DWI Conviction
Sep16

Goodson Sentenced To 25 Years For Failure to Appear, 10 Years On Felony DWI Conviction

Eighth Judicial District Judge Eddie Northcutt sentenced 50-year-old man Larry Tyrone Goodson to 10 years imprisonment on a third or more driving while intoxicated conviction and 25 years for failure to appear, according to court reports. Larry Tyrone Goodson On Aug. 17, 2021, Goodson pled guilty before Judge Northcutt to the July 5, 2020 third or more driving while intoxicated offense and a June 7, 2021 bail jumping and failure to...

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