An Ellis County Grand Jury convened on June 5 and handed down the following charges:

Assault of a public servant

An Ellis County Grand Jury indicted

Red Oak resident Austin Daniel Campbell, 24, has been indicted on the charge of assault of a public servant.

Waxahachie police officers arrested Campbell on Nov. 4, 2013.

According to the indictment, Campbell caused bodily injury to a man by hitting him on the head with his fists. At the time of the offense, Campbell knew the man was a Waxahachie police officer, who was there lawfully discharging an official duty by attempting to subdue Campbell while being treated at a hospital, the indictment stated.

Campbell was booked into the Wayne McCollum Detention Center and has since bonded out. His next appearance in the 40th Judicial District Court is set for July 10 for arraignment.

Endangering a child

Alvarado resident James Ray Burnette, 58, has been indicted on the charge of endangering a child.

Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested Burnette on Feb. 5.

According to the indictment, Burnette engaged in conduct that placed a child younger than 15 years of age in imminent danger of death, bodily injury or physical or mental impairment, by chasing a vehicle that the child was riding in at a high rate of speed.

Burnette also did not deliver the child to a designated emergency infant care provider, according to the indictment.

Burnette was booked into the Wayne McCollum Detention Center, but has since bonded out. Arraignment is set for July 10 in the 40th Judicial District Court.

Stalking

Taylor Ray Burnette, 19, of Grandview, Texas has been indicted on the charge of stalking.

Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested Burnette on Feb. 11.

On Feb. 1, Burnette engaged in conduct specifically directed toward a woman, who regarded the action as threatening bodily injury, according to the indictment.

Burnette placed the woman’s truck on blocks and left a note that said  “This  is about to get really bad… I can do so much more to you besides messing with your truck. And this is only step one,” which placed the woman in fear, the indictment stated.

Prior to the incident, on Jan. 14, Burnette also made a post on Facebook that threatened bodily injury to the woman, causing her fear, the indictment stated. The post stated, “Guess you’re going to play hardball. I’ve got that as a choice, too. Hope you’re ready to swing. Because it’s coming…,” according to the indictment.

Burnette was booked into the Wayne McCollum Detention Center and has since bonded out. James Jenkins has been retained as Burnette’s attorney. His next appearance in the 40th Judicial District Court will be July 10 for arraignment.

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