Murder Case Dismissed in Harrison County
In Harrison county, Texas during 2014 and 2015, the elected District Attorney made every attempt to prosecute the case and even extended a plea of 50 years confinement in prison. Through the efforts of David E. Moore and Jason L. Parrish, our client obtained a favorable pre-trial ruling which prevented the District Attorney from withdrawing from the case and allowing a special prosecutor to substitute for him. Ultimately, because of their combined efforts, the State dismissed the murder case one week before jury selection was set to begin.
Harrison County Man Found Not Guilty of Aggravated Sexual Assault
On February 17, 2014, a Harrison county jury returned a not guilty verdict on a foster parent, who was charged with one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault and two counts of Indecency with a Child. He was looking at a maximum of 130 years in prison. The legal team of Scrappy Holmes and Jason Parrish obtained a not guilty on all three counts from the jury.
2010 Super Lawyer Award
Clifton L. "Scrappy" Holmes was once again voted as a Texas Super Lawyer by his peers. He has now received the award for eight years in a row since its inception - 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,2008, 2009 and now 2010.
Titus County Man Found Not Guilty of Murder
On July 15, 2010, a Titus County, Texas jury acquitted Holmes & Moore client Martin Glen Crocker of murder. After four days of trial, the jury deliberated for hours before returning with a verdict of Not Guilty. Mr. Crocker was at his residence when his girlfriend's ex-husband arrived, believing that his ex-wife was at the house. The ex-husband attacked Mr. Crocker's residence while threatening to kill his ex-wife. Mr. Crocker fired through the door in self-defense.
Titus County Doctor Found Not Guilty of Medicaid and Medicare Fraud
On June 18, 2010, the firm obtained another not guilty verdict in a Medicaid and Medicare Fraud case when State vs. anonymous was tried in Titus County in June 2010. The case involved a doctor that was accused of felony theft relating to Medicaid and Medicare Fraud after a five-year investigation by the Texas Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
Morris County Woman Found Not Guilty of Murder
On April 9, 2010, a Morris County jury acquitted Holmes & Moore client Marie Sartain of murder after a two-week trial. Mrs. Sartain was charged with capital murder of her husband, Newell Sartain, who was shot in the head with a .25 caliber bullet on July 24, 2008. Mrs. Sartain was represented by Holmes & Moore attorneys Clifton L. "Scrappy" Holmes and David E. Moore.
Smith County Man Found Not Guilty of Murder
The firm obtained another not guilty verdict in a murder case when State vs. McBride was tried in Smith County in March 2009. The case involved a self-defense issue whereupon the victim was shot 9 times, of which 8 were in the back of the victim.
Wood County Man Found Not Guilty of Murder
On February 6, 2009, a Wood County, Texas jury acquitted Holmes & Moore client William Kear of murder. After a full week of trial, the jury deliberated for four hours before returning the not guilty verdict. Mr. Kear, who was on his tractor with a bale of hay on the back, shot and killed an adjacent landowner after the deceased rammed Mr. Kear's tractor with his own tractor equipped with a front-end loader. This was a retrial after Mr. Kear's first trial, which ended in a hung jury in Spring 2008.