Jeffery James Sutton of Conroe was sentenced in the 221st District Court of Montgomery County today to ten years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. This was after he plead guilty to crashing into James Cooper who was riding his motorcycle on November 4, 2020, on FM 1484 at Northridge. In the plea agreement was the affirmative finding of a deadly weapon, being his vehicle. By Texas law with this finding
Sutton will have to do at least 50% of his sentence before being eligible for parole.
At 4:46 pm MCHD received a call for a truck vs motorcycle crash on FM 1484 at Northridge. Medics arrived to find the motorcycle driver deceased on the scene. The driver of the Dodge pickup was transported in stable condition to Conroe Regional Hospital. According to DPS, the 2017 Harley Davidson Fatboy was northbound on FM 1484. The 2007 Dodge 2500 was southbound. The pickup driver failed to yield right of way to the motorcycle as he turned left onto Northridge. The motorcycle struck the front right of the truck. The truck then ran off the roadway onto an open lot. Montgomery County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack arrived on the scene for the inquest and ordered Eickenhorst Funeral Directors to transport the victim to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for autopsy. The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office Vehicular Crimes Unit responded to the scene. At this hour the driver of the pickup identified as Jeffrey Sutton is being booked into the Montgomery County Jail on Intoxication Manslaughter.
Jeffery James Sutton, 50, of 10843 Amar in Conroe has been booked into the Montgomery County Jail on charges of intoxicated manslaughter with a vehicle. He is being held on a $100,000 bond. Sutton, who was intoxicated was southbound on FM 1484 just before 5 pm Wednesday when he turned left toward his home on Northridge Road not yielding to a 2017 Harley Davidson motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle has been identified as James Cooper, 43, of Willis.