UPDATE: Grand jury hearing finished with David Hooks case
The Hooks family attorney, Mitch Shooks, said David’s wife, Teresa, was one of several witnesses who testified Thursday.
A sheriff’s deputy shot and killed Hooks during a drug raid at his Dublin home on Sept. 24.
Special prosecuting attorney Chuck Spahos tells 41NBC the grand jury made a formal presentation to the court. A copy of the “presentments” was given to Laurens County Sheriff Bill Harrell. He has the opportunity to file a response, according to Spahos.
Spahos adds the original notice, presentments, and any response from Sheriff Harrell will be filed by the end of next week. At that time it will become public record.
The sheriff’s office released a statement saying Hooks was shot after he grabbed a gun and acted aggressively toward deputies. Sheriff Harrell isn’t commenting any further on the case.
Shooks claims deputies didn’t follow protocol when they served their search warrant.
A Laurens County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed Hooks during a drug raid at his Dublin home on September 24th. The sheriff’s office released a statement saying Hooks was shot after he grabbed a gun and acted aggressively toward deputies. Sheriff Bill Harrell will not comment on the case any further.
Some Dublin-Laurens County residents have rallied three times in support of David Hooks. The latest rally was this past Tuesday in front of the Laurens County Court House.More than 100 people signed a petition asking that the case be investigated as a felony murder.