Jury returns quick verdict on Moore, finding him guilty of aggravated assault on a public servant.


By SARA VANDEN BERGE


It took a jury less than 15 minutes on Wednesday to decide on a verdict for a man accused of assaulting an Erath County deputy in 2019.


David Junior Moore was found guilty of assault on a public servant.


The sentencing has been left up to Judge Jason Cashon and will take place during a punishment hearing at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 27.


Moore was taken back to the Erath County Jail, held on a $250,000 bond.


Prior to deliberations, District Attorney Alan Nash reminded jurors about the duty that deputies and other law enforcement agencies have to identity threats to the public.


“Every day and every night our police officers are out there watching for people like this defendant,” Nash said. “They look for suspicious behavior in an attempt to ward off violent crime.


“They do that to protect all of us… and what we witnessed in July 2019 was good police work.”


Moore was accused of assaulting Deputy Tye Box who was attempting to detain him.


Nash played jurors video of the incident captured on Box’s body camera that showed a violent struggle that ended with Box and Moore fighting on the ground and bystanders rushing in to help.


Box was taken to the hospital and treated for a concussion, scrapes and a fat lip, but was not seriously injured.