Royse City man pleads not guilty to assault charges

Hunt County – Arraignments have been held in connection to a man alleged to have fired on officers.

Johnny Joe Webb, of Royse City, entered the not guilty pleas Thursday to seven counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a public servant. An interim hearing date has been set for July 29.

Webb is alleged to have fired on two Royse City Police Department officers, as well as five sheriff's deputies in November, 2007; and subsequently hospitalized for two months. The officers alleged Webb fired on them first.