John Allen English was booked into the Kaufman County Jail on April 30, 2103, at 12:48 p.m. He was arrested by the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Department and was charged with: intoxication manslaughter with vehicle, bond set at $200,000; two counts of intoxication assault with vehicle causing seriously bodily injury, bonds set at $50,000 in each case; violation of a bond or protective order, bond set at $7500; and tattoos prohibited for persons under 18 years, bond set at $5000. A hold for TDCJ was added following his sentencing on October 6, 2014. English is described as a white male, date of birth June 19, 1983, with blue eyes and brown hair, standing 6′ 2″ tall and weighing 230 pounds.
On October 6, 2014, following his conviction by a jury, English was sentenced to 40 years in prison on reduced charges of two counts of aggravated assault causing bodily injury and one count of manslaughter following a plea bargain deal. A fine of $5000 was also assessed on the manslaughter case only. Sentences will run concurrently.
English was originally charged with two counts of intoxication assault with vehicle causing seriously bodily injury and one count of intoxication manslaughter with vehicle following a head on accident while possibly engaging in a sex act with his girlfriend who died in the accident.
The prosecutor in this case was Lauren Cook. English was defended by Taryn Davis. This is the second intoxication manslaughter case to be reduced in two weeks in Kaufman County, the first being Robert Lee Arney.
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