Man out on sexual assault plea bargain in jail again

Mark Wilson
Tryston Harkcom

A Glen Rose man arrested in 2014 on two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and on deferred adjudication because of a plea bargain was booked into the Somervell County Jail after two recent misdemeanors, according to a representative of District Attorney Dale Hanna.

Derek Dumas, an assistant district attorney in Hanna’s office in Johnson County, said Tryston Tannor Harkom, 20, got 10 years of deferred adjudication when he accepted a plea bargain in the original first-degree felony case.

Dumas said the two misdemeanor convictions will likely mean that Harkcom will be housed in Intermediate Sanctions Facility lockdown for a few months. His original charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child carries a maximum penalty of 99 years to life.

Harkom was 17 when he was arrested on June 12, 2014 in the Somervell County case, when he was accused of the offense against an unidentified female minor victim. At that time, his bond was $100,000.

Dumas said Harkom was convicted on two misdemeanor charges — theft in Hood County in March and marijuana possession in Tarrant County in April.

Because of those two infractions of his probation terms, Harkcom was arrested on April 25. He is now in the Somervell County Jail, and will be transported to an ISF when space becomes available.