The current edition of the Hunt County grand jury is scheduled to wrap up this week, during the final session of its six-month term of serving the 196th District Court.
The panel may be asked to investigate two recent murders.
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.
Among the cases which may be presented to the grand jury this week, Martin Ray Malone and Curtis Doys Rust Jr. were charged with murder last month involving separate incidents.
Malone, 61, of Wills Point has been charged with one count of murder in connection with the shooting death of Jayme Malone Lopez, 54, of Wills Point, who is believed to be Malone’s sister. Malone is being held in the Hunt County Detention Center lieu of $500,000 bond on the murder charge and $25,000 each on one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
Lopez was reported to have crashed her vehicle at around 6:25 a.m. May 19 in the 100 block of County Road 2475, notifying emergency dispatchers she had been shot. First responders quickly arrived at the scene, but Lopez could not be saved.
Rust, 61, of Caddo Mills is being held in lieu of $500,000 bond in the Hunt County Detention Center on one count of murder in connection with a shooting death late on the night of May 20. Rust is accused of killing William Shay Sisk, 38, of Caddo Mills in the driveway of at a residence in the 3000 block of County Road 2172.
A new grand jujry will be seated next month to begin investigating cases for the 354th…