Sauls Found NOT GUILTY In Houston County Circuit CourtRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Aug 14 2014 9:54 AM
HOUSTON COUNTY: This week in Houston County Circuit Court, Colby Neal Sauls went on trial before a jury of 12 persons. Neal was represented by Dothan Attorney Cada Carter.
Neal was charged on September 13, 2012 with Attempted Rape, to include strangulation, and Sexual Abuse. There was possibly another offense related to the same case.
The victim was the girlfriend of Sauls.
There were some tape recordings made between Sauls and his girlfriend. An attorney representing the girlfriend was engaged.
A protection order was filed in Houston County District Court between Sauls and the girlfriend. The Houston County Sheriff Investigator was hide in the witness room to hear the testimony and records set up so they could ask Sauls questions. This was prior to the arrest. The plan to set Sauls up on questions failed because Sauls agreed to the mutual protection order and no testimony was required.
While on bond, on or about June 4, 2013, Sauls was arrested on unrelated offenses. Those offenses were Burglary in the third degree, Theft of Property in the second degree, and Possession of Forged Instrument.
At the time of the June 4, 2013, Sauls bonds were revoked and he was ordered to remain in jail under no bond. Several requests were denied to reinstate Sauls bonds but all were denied.
This week, in a trial before Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Kevin Moulton, a jury of 12 people found Sauls NOT GUILTY of Attempted Rape, Sexual Abuse and one other offense. Sauls has not been to trial on the other pending offenses.
Sauls has remained in the Houston County Jail from June 4, 2013 until his trial, August 14 on PENDING criminal charges. The State of Alabama was unable to prove their case to 12 people, and the jury found him NOT GUILTY.
Sauls is believed to be eligible for bond on the other pending offenses.