A Lone Oak man, previously convicted of murder, has been sentenced to prison again after pleading guilty to multiple charges filed in connection with an incident in and around the city in May.
Roger Dale Hogue, 48, was on parole for the murder charge, when he was arrested again on the night of May 20.
Hogue pleaded guilty Tuesday during a hearing in the 196th District Court to one count each one count each of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon/family violence and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
Hogue was sentenced to 40 years in prison on the aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault charges and 10 years in prison on the weapons count, with the sentences to run concurrently. As a deadly weapon was used during the commission of the offenses, Hogue will have spend at least half of the sentences, or 20 years, in prison before he will eligible to be considered for parole.
Witnesses reported observing Hogue repeatedly threaten the female driver of a mini-van by pointing a handgun at her head. The woman, with whom Hogue was said to have a dating relationship, was not injured as a result of the incident.
Aggravated kidnapping is a first degree felony, punishable by a maximum sentence upon conviction of from 99 years to life in prison. The aggravated assault charge carries a maximum punishment upon conviction of up to 20 years in prison and the firearm charge a maximum sentence upon conviction of up to 10 years in prison.
At the time of the arrest, Hogue was on parole after being found guilty of murder in the July 1998 shooting death of Bobby James Rogers at Hogue’s former Lone Oak residence. Hogue was sentenced in June 1999 to 20 years in prison on the conviction.