By KERRY CRAIG
News-Telegram Staff Writer
After hearing a day of testimony, jurors in the first criminal trial in Hopkins County's 62nd Judicial District Court in more than 40 years sentenced 31-year-old Dustin Kyle Scott of Sulphur Springs to five years in prison after convicting him on charges of assault on a public servant.
Testimony Tuesday morning centered on a series of events that led to Scott being arrested and charged with the assault.
After the jury found Scott guilty of the offense, the jury then began hearing testimony and viewing evidence in the punishment phase of the trial in which defense attorney Clay Johnson sought probation for Scott.
District Attorney Will Ramsay offered a lengthy video recording of the defendant made in a holding cell in the county jail.
Scott was the final witness before the jury began deliberations just after 5 p.m. Tuesday. Jurors took a short time before coming back with the sentence of five years in prison.
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