LIVE: Trial for JoAnn Hampton underway

TYLER, Texas (KETK) - Smith County Commissioner JoAnn Hampton is in court Tuesday after she was arrested in 2017 and charged with injury to an elderly person.

On Sunday, April 2, 2017 at approximately 12:30 pm, the Smith County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a possible assault at the Spring Creek Baptist Church located in the 13000 block of County Road 46.

The victim says JoAnn Hampton, 60, came into the office of the pastor where she was having a meeting with him and began shouting at her. She also said Hampton pushed her down causing her to fall against a chair and injure her wrist. The victim was treated and released from a local hospital.

A follow up investigation concluded probable cause existed to charge JoAnn Hampton with Injury to an Elderly Individual, which is a State Jail felony.

On Friday, April 21, 2017 an arrest warrant was issued by 188th State District Judge David S. Brabham in Gregg County charging JoAnn Hampton with the offense of Injury to an Elderly Individual. Judge Brabham recommended bond be set at $10,000.

Follow the court hearing live with KETK's Daniel Pierce.

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