Childress County District Court Hears Three Pleas

April 3rd, 2017

Childress– On Monday, April 3, 2017, three pleas took place in Childress County, Texas.

Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas, with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.

1. Lionel Ray Harris, 54, from Quanah, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was sentenced to 16 months in the State Jail Division of TDCJ for the state jail felony offense of theft.

On Jan. 12, 2015, Harris originally pleaded to the charges from the Dec. 15, 2014 offense in Donley County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Oct. 24, 2016, alleging four violations of community supervision.

Harris is also required to pay a $2,500 fine, $488 in court costs to Donley County, and $750 restitution.

2. Sherod Semone Garrett was placed on probation for a period of two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of unlawful use of a criminal instrument. Garrett, 23, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Garrett, from Dallas, was arrested in Hall County for the offense that took place on March 22, 2017 by Memphis Police Chief Chris Jolly. Garrett pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 31, 2017.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Garrett is required to pay a fine of $4,000 to Hall County, $381 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service. If Garrett violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Hall County Jail.

3. Terry Lynn Duty was convicted and sentenced to ten years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for a period of five years for the offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Duty, 46, from Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place on Feb. 3, 2016 by an investigation led by the Childress Police Department. Duty was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on June 21, 2016.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Duty is required to pay $363 in court costs, a $5,000 fine, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service.