Tag: assault

Not guilty

ASSAULT CAUSING BODILY INJURY

Criminal Charge: Assault Causing Bodily Injury
Case: State of Texas v. Bradley K. Gray
County: [Lamar][61164]
Result: Not Guilty


Summary:

Mr. Gray was charged with Class A misdemeanor assault by a woman who alleged she scraped the back of her hand when he pushed a screen door while she was holding its handle. Beyond the ridiculous charging decision even were it true, Haslam exposed her lie during his cross-examination of the “victim” at jury trial.

This was also yet another case in which the Lamar County District Attorney violated its obligation to timely disclose material evidence. Here, the trial judge sent the seated jury home for four hours and ordered the prosecutor to produce a video of witness interviews to Haslam in 30 minutes. The video revealed a child eyewitness expressly denying that Mr. Gray assaulted the “victim”. The trial judge sanctioned the prosecutor for still another discovery violation in this case by denying the State the ability to put a witness on the stand.

The jury deliberated 11 minutes before reaching its Not Guilty verdict.

Sentence reduced

ASSAULT WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON

Criminal Charge: Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
Case: State v. Joshua Hamilton
Court: [CF-03-336, Rogers County]
Result: Reduced to misdemeanor, deferred adjudication

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Summary:

In this case, the teen-aged defendant was charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, alleging he tried to run over another teenager during a dispute at a local Sonic Drive-In. After preliminary hearing and cross examination of the several weak witnesses offered by the State, the State reduced the charges to misdemeanor simple assault and breach of the peace.

Joshua avoided jail with a deferred adjudication on the assault and a 30-day suspended sentence on the breach of the peace charge.