Suspect in Smith County shooting incident pleads guilty

Suspect in Smith County shooting incident pleads guilty
Tarrance Reggie, left, Joel Camacho, center, and Carlos Ochoa were all indicted in connection with a Smith County shooting case. (Source: Smith County Judicial Records)

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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