Sherman man gets probation in case that killed 19-year-old

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. -- A 20-year-old man plead guilty to intoxicated manslaughter in a Grayson County courtroom in late August. Now, Jayson Hollaway, from Sherman, has been sentenced to ten years probation. He will be sent to prison if he breaks that probation.

Hollaway was sentenced after a car accident in March of 2006 killed Melton Scribner, 19, on Old Dorchester Road.

Holloway has been fined $10,000. He has also plead guilty to intoxicated assault with a vehicle causing serious bodily injury.


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  • by KAREN Location: OKLAHOMA on Sep 12, 2007 at 06:55 AM
    Ann in Sherman - are you SURE he had a jury trial - or did he stike a deal with the DA's office? I don't know how familiar you are with the court systems - but many people make an agreement witht he DA and don't risk a "jury of their peers". I'm not saying you are wrong - I just know the court system. karensopiniom@gmail.com
  • by Republican in Ardmore Location: Ardmore on Sep 12, 2007 at 01:14 AM
    According to this story, the guy plead guilty, which means he must have struck a deal with the DA. And someone gave him a soft sentence. Someone could have at least gave him a year in prison as punishment. He didn't and won't learn his lesson from this. If he's an alcoholic, he'll be right back doing what he was doing before, drinking!
  • by lisa Location: denison on Sep 11, 2007 at 12:14 PM
    My daughter was killed 2 years ago by someone driving to FAST, he was not drinking or on drugs, just trying to scare friends. She never knew what hit her. This person got 10 yrs. probation and has to pay restitution. I am at peace with this because for the next 10 yrs they will have someone looking over their shoulder. The jury knew what they were doing.
  • by Ann Location: Sherman on Sep 11, 2007 at 11:36 AM
    The punishment in this case was handed down by a JURY of your Grayson County neighbors. The judge or the "court" didn't give him probation. They did.
  • by ... Location: Earth on Sep 11, 2007 at 10:59 AM
    Yes Sandra, you said exactly what was on my mind. I believe the sentence was appropriate. If an innocent bystander were killed, maybe that would be a different story. I never met my grandfather because of a drunk driver. But kids often do really stupid things & prison is not the answer to everything as many on here would suggest.
  • by Buddy on Sep 11, 2007 at 10:20 AM
    How many in this county can be honest and say "There, But for the Grace Of GOD,go I.
  • by Stacy Location: Durant on Sep 11, 2007 at 09:51 AM
    Sandra from Sherman: Very well said!
  • by Unknow Location: Grayson County on Sep 11, 2007 at 09:13 AM
    I belive that the ruling is totally UNFAIR. I dont understand why its so hard to relized that he killed someone and for him to just get a fine and probation is beyound me. And for thoese who say that its ok because Melton was drunk too need to wake up. They need to put thereselves in the Scribner's shoes and then they too would want justice not just a slap on the rist for what has happened. I dont know how many times I have either heard or seen on the t.v or the radio the slogon "DRINK & DRIVE GO TO JAIL" or whatever it is but yet here we have a case where he has done just that and more and has been in jail for it for maybe 24 hours. This judge is a JOKE if you ask me.
  • by KAREN Location: OKLAHOMA on Sep 11, 2007 at 09:11 AM
    To Concerned in OKLAHOMA - I completely agree with you. This white - black thing is a joke, no matter what your color. Remember, it was 2 young black men that received 75 days suspended from a white judge in Ardmore, OK for Kidnapping, armed robbery, and whatever else. I don't care the race, color or country - everyone should be punished appropriately and equally. As far as the person simply getting more probation time for stealing your identity – she should have gotten about 20 years in prison, no matter the color! That is my opinion. karensopinion@gmail.com
  • by CONCERNED Location: OKLAHOMA on Sep 11, 2007 at 08:30 AM
    TO ASHLEY MOORE: Are you trying to say that if he was black he would have gotten jail time. I am tired of everything turning into a black/white issue. My identity was stolen from a black women in another state. She has a long criminal history in Oklahoma and the state where the offense took place. I had to drive 16 hours to go to court and guess what she was already on probation for theft and they gave her more probation for my identity theft and I got nothing. I am white, she is black. I am tired OF people saying black people get punished more than white people. I DON'T THINK SO!!!
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