One of the defendants facing murder charges in the death of a local hotel clerk was back in court Friday.
Reginald Campbell didn’t say anything during the brief hearing held before Judge Jim Fallon in the 15th state District Court. Campbell’s case is set for trial in October of 2019.
Campbell’s attorney Susan Anderson and First Assistant Grayson County District Attorney Kerye Ashmore discussed an agreed motion for DNA testing that they plan to submit to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Anderson is part of the Regional Public Defender Program, which provides attorneys for indigent defendants whose cases leave them open to the death penalty. Grayson County contracts with the Regional Public Defender Program rather than appointing local attorneys to represent capital defendants.
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 that break led to the identification of Nikeya Grant and Campbell as further suspects.
On Aug. 18, 2017, 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, 2017, 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 of last year. 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.