Alicia Moore
7:10 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Mental Evaluation Ordered for Suspect

GREENVILLE — A mental evaluation has been ordered for a local man, charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a Greenville teenager who later was found murdered.

The attorney for Terry Dwayne Ramsire filed motions with the 354th District Court — seeking to suppress statements Ramsire allegedly made to law enforcement officials last year — due to his “limited intelligence.” During a hearing Wednesday, District Judge Richard A. Beacom ordered the mental examination and set another hearing for Feb. 21.

Ramsire received two indictments from the Hunt County grand jury in September; one for aggravated sexual assault of a child and another for indecency with a child by sexual contact, alleging he sexually assaulted Alicia Moore on multiple occasions during July 2012. He has pleaded not guilty.

Ramsire was arrested on the charges on Aug. 23 and has remained in custody at the Hunt County Jail since that time.

Defense attorney Carol Day Gustin argued the statements Ramsire made to an investigator with the Greenville Police Department following his arrest should be suppressed as evidence.

Moore was last seen on the afternoon of Nov. 2 getting off of a school bus near her home in Greenville. Her body was found a few days later in Van Zandt County.