A final pretrial date has been set for one of the defendants who faces murder charges in the death of a local hotel clerk.
Reginald Campbell’s final pretrial hearing is set for July 31 at 10 a.m. in the 15th state District Court in Sherman. First Assistant Grayson County District Attorney Kerye Ashmore said a trial date will likely be set at the end of that final pretrial hearing. Campbell’s attorney, Susan Anderson, could not immediately be reached Tuesday for comment.
Campbell, 24, of Mount Vernon, New York, was indicted in December on charges of capital murder and aggravated robbery. The indictments are formal charges and are not an indication of guilt. Campbell has pleaded not guilty to those charges.
The charges stem from the Aug. 11 robbery of Quality Suites in which Brandon Hubert, 32, was killed while working as a clerk.
On Aug. 18, the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas issued a federal warrant for Campbell’s arrest for an unlawful flight charge and on Aug. 23, law enforcement officers encountered Campbell near Columbia, South Carolina. Information released to the press at that time said that Campbell resisted and assaulted the officers, which resulted in him escaping.
He was taken into custody in Mount Vernon, New York, in mid-October. Campbell was located at an apartment complex there, and was apprehended by U.S. Marshals and officers of the Mount Vernon and Yonkers police departments. Sherman Police Department Chief Zachary Flores said at the time that the Texas Rangers and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms also assisted in the investigation.
The Sherman Police Department arrested Karalyn Marie Cross, 19, and Nikeya Marquice Grant, 24, in September on charges of capital murder in Hubert’s death. The department said Hubert was killed during an apparent robbery of the hotel and the DPS fugitive page for Campbell showed authorities had identified Campbell as the masked suspect in the robbery and murder.
Sherman Police were dispatched to the Quality Suites after receiving a report that an unresponsive man was found in the hotel shortly after 5 a.m. on Aug. 11. In the following days, the department released few details on the investigation but did circulate photos on social media of a woman who was wanted for questioning in connection with the case. Sherman Police said the woman in the photo turned out to be Cross and the break led to the identification of Grant and Campbell as suspects.
Cross’ next plea conference is set for July 26 and Grant’s is set for June 21.