Couple accused in rape case have bond revoked

The Watertown couple who was accused with sexual assault in Wilson County and drug-related charges in DeKalb County appeared in court Monday morning. Judicial District 15 Assistant District Attorney Linda Walls filed a motion to revoke the couple’s original bonds. Billy Robert Eaton Jr., 63...
Aug 21, 2007

The Watertown couple who was accused with sexual assault in Wilson County and drug-related charges in DeKalb County appeared in court Monday morning. Judicial District 15 Assistant District Attorney Linda Walls filed a motion to revoke the couple’s original bonds.

Billy Robert Eaton Jr., 63, and girlfriend Teresa Hallback, 35, stood in front of Judge John Wooten Jr. with their respective attorneys, Shelly Thompson and Donna Wagner; and Harry Christensen.

Walls’ motion claimed the defendants violated the terms of their bonds when they were discovered talking to the victim earlier this month and arrested in DeKalb County for charges of drug possession, breaking the condition that the defendants would maintain good and lawful behavior.

On Oct. 6, 2006, Hallback’s daughter alleged that Eaton raped her while her mother held her down.

Eaton was released from the Wilson County Jail on a $50,000 bond after deputies arrested him on charges of aggravated rape, statutory rape and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Hallback, who faced charges of criminal responsibility to aggravated rape and statutory rape, in addition to contributing to the delinquency of a minor, was released on a $25,000 bond.

In July, the couple was arrested in DeKalb County on drug charges.

Hallback was released on a $50,000 bond July 23. She was charged of possession of schedule IV narcotics for manufacture, sale and delivery.

Eaton was released on a $40,000 bond on Aug. 2. He was charged with possession of narcotics for sale and delivery.

On Aug. 4, Eaton and Hallback, along with other family members, allegedly made contact with the victim while she was at her grandfather’s home and tried to coerce her to change her testimony.

Wooten revoked Eaton and Hallback’s bonds, and they were remanded back into the custody of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department until trial on Monday, Oct. 15.

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