Jasper County Criminal District Attorney Anne Pickle says that if all goes as planned, she expects to soon take a man to trial who is accused of causing another man’s death.
In May of 2017, 22-year-old Jacob Hunter Gentry died in a Houston hospital about a week after he was involved in a disturbance. Kirbyville Police Chief Paul Brister said it happened in the 100 block of West Trout Street, and ended with Hunter being struck and ran over by a vehicle.
Brister said the argument between the two men was over a woman.
Since that time, the man who is accused of being at the wheel of the vehicle has been indicted by the Jasper County Grand Jury on two charges. Todd Ross Whitehead, 24, of Kirbyville, is charged with Manslaughter, and also Accident Causing Death.
Pickle says she plans to take the case to trial in June, and Whitehead is represented by Matt Morian of Morian & Kahla, Attorneys at Law in Jasper.