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Ramsay Announces Intention To Run For Third Term As 8th Judicial District Attorney
Sep14

Ramsay Announces Intention To Run For Third Term As 8th Judicial District Attorney

Will Ramsay Will Ramsay has announced his intention to seek re-election as the District Attorney of the 8th Judicial District. Ramsay, a Republican, has held the post since he took the oath of office on Jan. 1, 2013. The 8th Judicial District Attorney’s Office serves Delta, Franklin and Hopkins counties. “Being entrusted, over the last two terms, to serve the people of these three counties as District Attorney is one of the great...

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District Attorney Ramsay Notes Busy 2016
Dec27

District Attorney Ramsay Notes Busy 2016

District Attorney Will Ramsey and staff have concluded a busy 2016. Ramsey noted three major cases in Hopkins County and three in Franklin County that resulted in convictions for murder and one for organized crime. In January of 2016, an 8th Judicial District Court a Hopkins County jury set the punishment for Stanton Wayne Yates, 30, at four life sentences in state prison and one 20 year prison sentence with a $10,000 fine. The...

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District Attorney Ramsay Wants Kuhl Sentence to Send a Message to Pedophiles
Oct07

District Attorney Ramsay Wants Kuhl Sentence to Send a Message to Pedophiles

District Attorney Will Ramsay comments on the sentencing of Franklin Coy Kuhl, Jr.: On February 1, 2014, Franklin Coy Kuhl, Jr., 49, took a young girl who had just days earlier turned 14 to a motel in Hunt County where he had sex with her.  During the trial, the state presented evidence that the relationship between Mr. Kuhl and the child had been ongoing for some time.  Text messages were produced between the Defendant and the victim...

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2 Sentenced On Murder Charge In District Court
Feb24

2 Sentenced On Murder Charge In District Court

Two men were sentenced this week on a murder charge in 8th Judicial District Court in Hopkins County, according to the 8th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Jesus Antonio-Hernandez and Maximino Manuel Ibarra, along with 31-year-old German Manuel Ibarra and 24-year-old Charli Ciera Wadley-Hodges, were booked into Hopkins County jail April 13, 2020 in connection with the death of Luis Martin Medina. Antonio-Hernandez,...

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Will Ramsay Sworn In As DA In Franklin County Courtroom
Jan04

Will Ramsay Sworn In As DA In Franklin County Courtroom

While a swearing-in service is an important part of serving in a elected office, for brothers Will Ramsay and Landon Ramsay the occasion this year was especially memorable. Franklin County Attorney Landon Ramsay, 8th Judicial District Attorney Will Ramsay and Lanny Ramsay, who previously served 20 year as 8th Judicial District Judge Will Ramsay would normally take the oath of office in Sulphur Springs, but this year was sworn in to...

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School, City, District, County, State, National Elections On Nov. 3 Ballots In Hopkins County
Nov02

School, City, District, County, State, National Elections On Nov. 3 Ballots In Hopkins County

Registered Hopkins County voters will have one more change to cast ballots at any one of the 12 county voting locations between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 3, 2020. At least 15 state, national and federal races are on Nov. 3 Hopkins County ballots. Overall, there are 38 different ballots, including elections for 7 county and 3 district positions with only one candidate; and 3 school board and 2 city elections which have drawn multiple...

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On Hopkins County Ballots: School, City, District, County, State, National Elections
Oct14

On Hopkins County Ballots: School, City, District, County, State, National Elections

At least 15 state, national and federal races are on Nov. 3 Hopkins County ballots. Overall, there are 38 different ballots, including elections for 7 county and 3 district positions with only one candidate; and 3 school board and 2 city elections which have drawn multiple candidates. Local elections include those for Sulphur Springs City Council, Cumby City Council, Miller Grove ISD Board of Trustees and North Hopkins ISD Board of...

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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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Burt, Simmons Sentenced In District Court Dec. 18
Dec19

Burt, Simmons Sentenced In District Court Dec. 18

Two men were taken into custody Wednesday, Dec. 18, after appearing before the district judge for sentencing hearings. John Christopher Burt John Christopher Burt, 46, of Brashear was taken into custody at 5 p.m. Dec. 18, on a 2016 indecency with a child by sexual contact charge, according to arrest reports. Burt, according to jail reports, Burt was sentenced to 20 years in prison on the indecency charge. He was arrested July 5, 2018...

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