The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Local News

February 15, 2013

Multiple charges filed in Tuesday stabbing

GREENVILLE — A Greenville man with a lengthy criminal record, including serving a life prison sentence, could be facing a third trip to prison if convicted of threatening local police officers with a knife.

William Arthur Larson Jr., 43, remained in custody at the Hunt County Jail Thursday, charged in connection with an early Tuesday morning stabbing incident.

According to a report from the Greenville Police Department, officers responded at around 5:18 a.m. Tuesday to a call by Dennis Eubanks who stated that he had been stabbed. Officers learned that the suspect, Larson, was at 2115 Jones Street.

The officers contacted Larson, who allegedly displayed a large knife and moved aggressively toward the officers. Larson was subdued with a Taser and disarmed.

He was taken into custody for aggravated assault against a public servant, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest. Eubanks was transported to Hunt Regional Medical Center Emergency Room with a stab wound to the chest.  His condition was not released.

Larson pleaded guilty in 1993 to a charge of aggravated robbery, in connection with a hold-up of a business in the 1800 block of Johnson Street in May of that year. Larson assaulted the elderly owner of the business during the robbery by hitting him in the head with a metal bumper jack.

On November 30, 1993, then-District Judge Paul Banner sentenced Larson — who previously served a prison sentence for convictions on charges of escape and forgery — to life in prison and ordered him to pay $550,000 in restitution to the victim. Court records do not indicate when Larson may have been released from prison.

Larson and Robert Michael Larson, also of Greenville, were indicted by the Hunt County grand jury in September of last year.

Each received two indictments for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon/family violence. William Larson was alleged to have threatened Robert Larson, and also a female victim, with a hammer on Aug. 4, 2012. Robert Larson was alleged to have used a pistol to threaten William Larson and another female victim on the same date.

The indictments against both defendants were dismissed in December.

The charge of aggravated assault against a public servant carries a maximum sentence upon conviction of from five to 99 years to life in prison and an optional fine of up to $10,000.

The aggravated assault charge carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Keeping it 'green' in Greenville

    Later this week, local school children will bring home a tree seedling, with plans to find a place for it in the back yard.

    April 21, 2014

  • Registration deadline looms for May runoffs

    Voters have only one more week to register if they want to have a say in the May 27 Democratic or Republican party runoff elections.

    April 21, 2014

  • Grand jury scheduled to meet

    The current edition of the Hunt County grand jury is scheduled to meet again this week.

    April 21, 2014

  • What to do about water

    It flows from our taps whenever we turn a knob, but there is not as much to go around these days.

    April 21, 2014

  • HeadStart.jpg Giving a Head Start

    For students who grow up in a low-income household, the start of their education career can be difficult.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bids due on downtown landmark

    Greenville city officials should know by Tuesday afternoon if there is anyone interested in purchasing a downtown landmark which has become a potential tax liability.

    April 20, 2014

  • SalvationArmy.jpg Feeding bodies, feeding souls

    Two Salvation Army buses pulled into the Town East Village apartment complex in Greenville on Friday.
    One was full of people, the other, of food.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • County Fair about ready to open

    The Hunt County Fairgrounds are about to be a busy place.

    April 20, 2014

  • GHS band helps its own, community

    Members of the Greenville High School Lion Pride Band are particularly charitable.
     

    April 19, 2014

  • Unemployment March 2014.jpg Jobless numbers take big dip

    Hundreds of people found jobs locally last month, as Hunt County’s unemployment statistics fell to a six-year low.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
Photos


See more photos and purchase prints here.

Poll

Who should the Houston Texans take with the first pick of the 2014 National Football League draft?

Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel
South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney
Central Florida QB Blake Bortles
Auburn OT Greg Robinson
Buffalo OLB Khalil Mack
Clemson WR Sammy Watkins
Texas A&M WR Mike Evans
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Must Read
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Reader's Choice