GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. (KXII) - A grant from the Attorney General of Texas is helping local organizations partner up to take down domestic violence.
Tuesday, the chiefs of Sherman and Denison police along with the Grayson County sheriff, district attorney and director of the crisis center officially joined together to form a Domestic Violence High Risk Team.
It makes one of nine teams in the state, and serves to make sure domestic violence cases never fall through the cracks.
"Domestic violence, certainly, the numbers are astronomical as far as the number of domestic violence cases in Grayson County and all across the state of Texas. In fact, Monday, we're starting a murder trial that involves domestic violence so it's first and foremost some of the things that we take priority for prosecuting," said Grayson County District Attorney Brett Smith.
Monday, a Tioga man accused of shooting and killing his wife in 2018 will go on trial for murder. Sebastian Roman faces a possible life sentence if he's convicted.