One of three suspects in a 2017 Smith County shooting has pleaded guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Carlos Ochoa appeared in Judge Jack Skeen's district court and made an open plea, which means there wasn't any kind of agreement. Skeen will sentence him at a later date.
Ochoa, Tarrance Reggie, and Joel Camacho were all indicted by a Smith County grand jury in December of 2017. All three men were indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
On Sept. 17, Smith County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a shooting near Eagle Creek Mobile Home Park, off Highway 271 North.
When deputies arrived, SCSO says they found a victim in a wooded area. The person had a gunshot wound that appeared to be life-threatening, the sheriff's office said.
The following day, detectives identified three suspects - later identified as Reggie, Camacho and Ochoa - and warrants were issued for each of them. They were later arrested.
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