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No new trial for man who accepted plea

A 41-year-old man from Tennessee Colony tried on Thursday to get 59th State District Court Judge Rim Nall to grant him a new trial. Christopher Murphy was not successful in the attempt. Murphy pleaded guilty back in June to the charge of injury to a child and was given ten days to get his affairs in order before beginning his ten years for kicking a child.

Sherman man competent to stand trial on murder charge

Judge Brian Gary found on Wednesday that Jeremy Pimm, 23, of Sherman is competent to stand trial on the murder charge facing him in Gary’s 397th state District Court. Pimm was indicted on April 15 on one count of murder in the death of Randy Jeffers. Mr. Jeffers died in March at a home on West Scott Street.

Organized criminal activity tops indictments list

Grayson County grand jurors this week returned indictments against six people for engaging in organized criminal activity. The indictments are formal charges and are not indications of guilt. Michael Sanchez, 20, of Sherman; Josue Rocha, 28, of Sherman; Erik Chavez, 19, of Arlington; Abraham Molina, 21, of Arlington; Jose Castro-Esparaza, 20, of Arlington; and Felix Rubio, 39, of Arlington all face the charge.

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Dissolution of Sherman law firm comes to blows

Nearly two months ago, the Sherman police responded to a report about a disturbance at a business in the 700 block of W. Washington. When officers arrived, they found a fist fight had broken out between former business partners at that location. The police said during the fight, one party suffered a broken ankle and several contusions. Police took a report for aggravated assault with serious bodily injury.

Denison man indicted for sexual abuse of a child; other indictments

A 46-year-old Denison man was indicted this week on a number of charges that he sexually abused children. Dennis Woodley faces charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child, two counts of sexual abuse of a child, and two counts of indecency with a child sexual contact. A phone call seeking a comment about the indictment from Woodley’s attorney Tim Haney was returned Friday.