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March 18, 2013

Grand Jury slated to meet

GREENVILLE — A local man’s alleged attack on Greenville Police Department officers may be among the cases considered this week by the Hunt County grand jury.

The panel is scheduled to meet again Friday, as local prosecutors present evidence in felony cases for consideration by the 196th District Court.

The current grand jury term runs through June.

The specifics of the cases which are presented to the grand jury are kept confidential until such time as the panel decides whether or not to issue indictments.

The grand jury can either issue indictments — or “true bills” — or determine its investigation did not find sufficient evidence to issue an indictment, in which case a “no bill” is issued. The indictments are issued open and made public, or are issued sealed if the subject named in the indictment has yet to be arrested and arraigned on the pending charge.

William Arthur Larson Jr., 43, remains in custody at the Hunt County Jail, in lieu of a total of $120,000 bond,charged in connection with a stabbing incident last month in Greenville.

According to a report from the Greenville Police Department, officers responded at around 5:18 a.m. February 12 to a call from a man who stated that he had been stabbed. Officers learned that Larson was inside the residence on 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.

The caller was transported to Hunt Regional Medical Center Emergency Room with a stab wound to the chest.

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 and resisting arrest with a weapon charges each carry a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

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