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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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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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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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Dallas Man Sentenced On 3 Charges Stemming From 2020 Vehicle Pursuit
May06

Dallas Man Sentenced On 3 Charges Stemming From 2020 Vehicle Pursuit

A 24-year-old Dallas man Wednesday was sentenced May 5, 2021, to just shy of the maximum sentence on three offenses stemming from a June 2020 high speed pursuit of a stolen vehicle on Interstate 30. Demondre Deshawn Holiness (HCSO jail photo) Demondre Deshawn Holiness was tried this week in the 8th Judicial District Court for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle, and unlawful possession...

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Hopkins County Jury Returned Guilty Findings In Burglary Trial
Oct13

Hopkins County Jury Returned Guilty Findings In Burglary Trial

A Hopkins County jury returned guilty findings in the burglary trial of Cash Allen Price, officials reported just after 1 p.m. Tuesday. Cash Allen Price Price, 33, was accused on two counts of burglary of a building, a shop/barn and a storage container, on April 5, 2020. Jury selection was held Monday. The trial immediately followed Monday and continued Tuesday morning, Oct. 13, at Hopkins County Civic Center to allow for social...

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