District Attorney 97 charged with robbery

MONTAGUE COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) — The current district attorney for the 97th Judicial District serving Archer, Clay and Montague counties has been charged by the Texas Attorney General’s Office with theft, according to court documents.

97th District Attorney Casey Hall was booked into and out of the Montague County Jail on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, on a charge of theft over $2,500 but less than $30,000.

According to Montague County court records, the charge was filed on Monday, July 8, 2024, and dates back to October 4, 2022.

In a press release issued Tuesday evening, July 9, Hall called the allegations “absolutely baseless” and expressed his intention to prove his innocence.

“I am deeply saddened and shocked by the indictment that has been filed against me today,” Hall said in the press release. “An indictment is not a conviction. I am confident that the truth will prevail in my favor.”

The full press release can be found below:

Matthew Shawhan, an attorney with the Attorney General’s Criminal Prosecution Division, is prosecuting the case, according to court documents.

Hall was first elected as District Attorney for the 97th District in 2016. After two terms in office, she was defeated in the March 2024 primary election by Henrietta attorney Katie Boggeman, who will take office as the new District Attorney for the 97th District in January 2025.

This is a developing story. Please stay tuned to the Texoma home page for updates as more information becomes available. All persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.