354th District Court

Brad Kellar / Greenville Herald-Banner

The latest edition of the Hunt County grand jury is scheduled to continue this week and may consider whether or not to issue indictments in three shootings from earlier this year.

The panel convenes Friday for the second session of its six month term, during which local prosecutors will present evidence in felony cases for consideration by the 354th District Court.


The trials for three people indicted in connection with an investigation of the local Child Protective Services (CPS) office are currently scheduled to be conducted in May and June.

Trial dates had been set for March 10 for Laura Ard, Natalie Ausbie Reynolds and Rebekah Thonginh Ross.

All three were indicted by the Hunt County grand jury in September.

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A Commerce woman was sentenced to prison Tuesday, after earlier pleading guilty to a charge of manslaughter in connection with the November 2012 stabbing death of a Greenville man.

Myeisha Simone Garcia was sentenced to 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Institutional Division, following the sentencing hearing in the 354th District Court, according to Hunt County District Attorney Noble D. Walker Jr.

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A Commerce woman charged with murder involved in the stabbing death of a Greenville man also has a trial pending on an unrelated indictment alleging she assaulted a Commerce Police officer.

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An attorney has been appointed for a Hunt County man charged with trying to run over firefighters.

A state district judge has approved a second-round of DNA testing on evidence from a 2005 double homicide near Royse City.

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A third local resident has been indicted on multiple charges of child endangerment for allegedly exposing small children to a variety of illegal drugs.

Two aggravated assault indictments filed against a local man in connection with a reported family violence case have been dismissed.


A Greenville man has been found guilty of murder in connection with a 2011 shooting death in the city.

GREENVILLE - Republican Keith Willeford has announced his candidacy for judge of the 354th District Court.