Breckenridge Texan

Judge issues gag order in Sullivan case

December 21
16:24 2018

On Thursday, Dec. 20, Judge Stephen Bristow, of the 90th Judicial District Court for Stephens and Young counties, issued a gag order in the Paxton Sullivan case. Sullivan is in the Stephens County Jail after being arrested last Friday, Dec. 14, in connection with the murders of his parents.

The bodies of Terry and Mitchel Sullivan were found in their home that afternoon by a Breckenridge Police Department officer. Paxton Sullivan was arrested a short time later at a property several miles north of Breckenridge on U.S. Highway 183.

The Texas Rangers are assisting the local authorities with the investigation.

The gag order prevents the attorneys representing the State of Texas and Sullivan, and all prospective witnesses, including all law enforcement, involved in the case from commenting about certain aspects of the case, such as the witnesses, the investigation, evidence, arguments related to the case and other information that, if released, would create a risk of prejudice, jeopardizing the judicial process.

Sullivan’s bail was set at $2 million, and he remained in jail Friday afternoon, Dec. 21.

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