One of the defendants facing murder charges in the death of a local hotel clerk received a pretrial date Tuesday.
First Assistant Grayson County District Attorney Kerye Ashmore said Tuesday that the case against Reginald Campbell is set for pretrial on Sept. 19. Ashmore said all penalty options for the charges are still on the table including the death penalty.
Court records show that Jim Fallon, judge of the 15th state district court, denied Campbell’s request for a new attorney Tuesday. Campbell is represented in the case by Susan Anderson who could not be immediately reached for comment on the judge’s decision.
Campbell has pleaded not guilty to charges of capital murder in the course of a felony, murder and aggravated robbery in the death of Brandon Hubert, 32, who was found unresponsive at Quality Suites in Sherman on Aug. 11,2017.
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 Karalyn Marie Cross and the break led to the identification of Nikeya Grant and Campbell as suspects.
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.