Harrison County Man Found Not Guilty of Aggravated Sexual AssaultOn February 17, 2014, a Harrison county jury returned a not guilty verdict on a foster parent, who was charged with one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault and two counts of Indecency with a Child. He was looking at a maximum of 130 years in prison. The legal team of Scrappy Holmes and Jason Parrish obtained a not guilty on all three counts from the jury.
2010 Super Lawyer Award
Clifton L. "Scrappy" Holmes was once again voted as a Texas Super Lawyer by his peers. He has now received the award for eight years in a row since its inception - 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,2008, 2009 and now 2010.
Titus County Man Found Not Guilty of Murder
On July 15, 2010, a Titus County, Texas jury aquitted Holmes & Moore client Martin Glen Crocker of murder. After four days of trial, the jury deliberated for hours before returning with a verdict of Not Guilty. Mr. Crocker was at his residence when his girlfriend's ex-husband arrived, believing that his ex-wife was at the house. The ex-husband attacked Mr. Crocker's residence while threatening to kill his ex-wife. Mr. Crocker fired through the door in self-defense.
Titus County Doctor Found Not Guilty of Medicaid and Medicare Fraud
On June 18, 2010, the firm obtained another not guilty verdict in a Medicaid and Medicare Fraud case when State vs. anonymous was tried in Titus County in June 2010. The case involved a doctor that was accused of felony theft relating to Medicaid and Medicare Fraud after a five-year investigation by the Texas Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
Morris County Woman Found Not Guilty of Murder
On April 9, 2010, a Morris County jury acquitted Holmes & Moore client Marie Sartain of murder after a two-week trial. Mrs. Sartain was charged with capital murder of her husband, Newell Sartain, who was shot in the head with a .25 caliber bullet on July 24, 2008. Mrs. Sartain was represented by Holmes & Moore attorneys Clifton L. "Scrappy" Holmes and David E. Moore.
Smith County Man Found Not Guilty of Murder
The firm obtained another not guilty verdict in a murder case when State vs. McBride was tried in Smith County in March 2009. The case involved a self-defense issue whereupon the victim was shot 9 times, of which 8 were in the back of the victim.
Wood County Man Found Not Guilty of Murder
On February 6, 2009, a Wood County, Texas jury acquitted Holmes & Moore client William Kear of murder. After a full week of trial, the jury deliberated for four hours before returning the not guilty verdict. Mr. Kear, who was on his tractor with a bale of hay on the back, shot and killed an adjacent landowner after the deceased rammed Mr. Kear's tractor with his own tractor equipped with a front-end loader. This was a retrial after Mr. Kear's first trial, which ended in a hung jury in Spring 2008.