By James Clark | email
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – The Lubbock man accused of sexually assaulting a woman on the Lubbock/Hockley County line made his initial appearance Wednesday in federal court on the latest in a list charges. Scotty Dean Justice, 38, is accused of both state and federal crimes.
Back on March 19th the Sheriff's Departments in both Lubbock and Hockley Counties said Justice sexually assaulted a woman because she turned in his ex-wife to CPS. That led to his capture a few days later on state charges. But then federal prosecutors stepped in to revoke his supervised release on a previous conviction. So, even if he's never found guilty of any crime stemming from March 19th, Justice will have to serve four years in federal prison.
But the feds didn't stop there. He was indicted in April for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. In essence prosecutors accuse him of illegally having a firearm at the time of the sexual assault. Wednesday was his initial appearance on the new federal charge.
If he's convicted on the firearms charge he could spend up to 10 years in prison, which could be assessed in addition to the four years. State charges are still pending and could add to his total prison time.
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