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Harrison Honored for His Work as Assistant District Attorney
Dec28

Harrison Honored for His Work as Assistant District Attorney

District Attorney Will Ramsay (left) presents Clay Harrison a gift of appreciation for Harrison’s work as Assistant District Attorney in the Eighth Judicial District. On January 1, 2019 Harrison will receive the Oath of Office and become Hopkins County Court at Law Judge. Friday afternoon at the District Attorney’s Office Conference Room, DA Will Ramsay, local law enforcement, and others honored outgoing Assistant District...

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D A Ramsay Will Seek Re-election
Oct10

D A Ramsay Will Seek Re-election

SULPHUR SPRINGS—October 10, 2015—Will Ramsay has announced that he will 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 January 1, 2013. The 8th Judicial District Attorney’s Office serves Delta, Franklin and Hopkins counties. “Being entrusted to serve the people of these three counties as District Attorney is one of the great blessings...

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Duffey On Trial in 8th Judicial District Court
Jun08

Duffey On Trial in 8th Judicial District Court

Monday morning in the 8th Judicial District Court Room, District Judge Eddie Northcutt began hearing evidence in a Manslaughter Felony 2 trial. Roy Dean Duffey is being tried in connection with the stabbing death of David Harrison Cooper on February 20, 2011. The trial follows a denial of a plea bargain agreement reached and an appeal that overturned a 12-year sentence given Duffey by then District Judge Robert Newsom. In March, Judge...

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Allen Faces Child Porn Charges in 8th Judicial District Court Tuesday Morning
Apr20

Allen Faces Child Porn Charges in 8th Judicial District Court Tuesday Morning

On the Tuesday morning docket for 8th Judicial District Court Tuesday April 21 at 9 a.m., Robert Dwayne Allen, 46, faces one count of improper photo/video in a bath/dressing room, five counts of possession child pornography, one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, and one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child. According to District Attorney Will Ramsay, Allen had been on probation for the aggravated sexual assault,...

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Wilson Receives Maximum Sentence For Stalking
Sep14

Wilson Receives Maximum Sentence For Stalking

A 62-year-old Sulphur Springs man received the maximum sentence for stalking a young man in Hopkins County last December. The stalking charge Rocky Allen Wilson was convicted of was enhanced from a third-degree to a second-degree felony offense because of prior felony convictions. Rocky Allen Wilson (February 2021 HCSO jail photo) The stalking case was tried before 8th Judicial District Judge Eddie Northcutt on Aug. 11, 2021. After 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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Man Sentenced On Murder, Robbery Charges
Dec08

Man Sentenced On Murder, Robbery Charges

One of four people arrested in April for allegedly killing and burning a man in a truck was sentenced on murder and robbery charges in a plea hearing Monday, Dec. 7, conducted via Zoom conferencing, with assistance from a state licensed court interpreter. German Manuel Ibarra (HCSO jail photo) In an agreement reached last week, 31-year-old German Manuel Ibarra plead guilty to both the murder and aggravated robbery of Luis Martin...

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Nov. 3, 2020 Hopkins County Election Results
Nov03

Nov. 3, 2020 Hopkins County Election Results

Below are the unofficial final results of the Nov. 3 elections conducted in Hopkins County. Early voting results reflect Hopkins County totals only and include the total of absentee and early voting. Sulphur Springs City Council Place 1 Jay W. Julian – 1,764 votes (45.97 percent) early voting (EV) and 179 Election Day; total: 1943 total votes (43.67 percent)Mark Bradley – 933 votes (24.32 percent) EV and 162...

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Jacksonville Man Sentenced On 2 Counts Of Sexual Assault Of Teen He Met Online
Oct30

Jacksonville Man Sentenced On 2 Counts Of Sexual Assault Of Teen He Met Online

A 36-year-old Jacksonville man was sentenced Friday in district court on two counts of sexual assault of a teen he was accused of contacting online in March and traveling twice to Hopkins County to meet. Andrew Curtis Hostetler (HCSO jail photo Andrew Curtis Hostetler on Sept. 21 pled guilty to two indictments of sexual assault of a child with no agreement as to punishment. A pre-sentence investigation report was prepared by the...

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Sulphur Springs Man Sentenced On Felony DWI Charge
Jul02

Sulphur Springs Man Sentenced On Felony DWI Charge

A Sulphur Springs man, accused in June 2019 of almost striking a police officer’s vehicle while driving drunk, was sentenced July 1 on the felony DWI charge stemming from the incident. Joseph Andrew Neman (HCSO jail photo) Joseph Andrew Newman, as part of a plea agreement, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, to be probated for 10 years, on the June 28, 2019 driving while intoxicated, third or more offense charge, according to...

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