Archive for April, 2014

Carson County District Court Hears 40 Pleas

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Panhandle – On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 40 pleas took place in Carson County, Texas.

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

A total of $223,500 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on April 29, of which $21,000 was paid on the date of the plea. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $13,622 in court costs and $6,840 in restitution.

1. Guillermo “Jimmy” Pina was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of injury to a child. Pina pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Pina, 27-year-old resident of Wellington, was arrested by Texas Ranger Bo Brown in Collingsworth County for the offense that took place Oct. 8, 2013. Pina was indicted by a Collingsworth County Grand Jury on April 2, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Pina is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Collingsworth County, $752 in court costs, successfully complete 200 hours of community service, and complete anger management. If Pina violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ

2. Armando Miguel Delaherran was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana. Delaherran pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Delaherran, 31-year-old resident of Dos Palos, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 4, 2013 by Officer Danny Dawson. Delaherran pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 19, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Delaherran is required to pay a $500 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Delaherran violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

3. Hugo Pompa was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana. Pompa pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Pompa, 21-year-old resident of Dos Palos, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 4, 2013 by Dawson. Pompa pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 19, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Pompa is required to pay a $500 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Pompa violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

4. William Matthew Caleb Rhodey was placed on probation for a period of two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana. Rhodey pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Rhodey, 21-year-old resident of Hot Springs, Ark., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Oct. 4, 2013 by DPS Trooper Max Honesto. Rhodey pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 20, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Rhodey was required to pay an upfront fine of $4,000 to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Rhodey violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Carson County Jail.

5. Matthew Leon Hyatt was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana. Hyatt pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Hyatt, 30-year-old resident of Marietta, Ga., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 24, 2013 by DPS Trooper Josh Allen. Hyatt pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 19, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Hyatt is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Hyatt violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

6. Rudolph Frank Brancel was placed on probation for a period of two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana. Brancel pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Brancel, 32-year-old resident of Grants Pass, Ore., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Nov. 19, 2013 by DPS Trooper Jimmy Chatfield. Brancel pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 19, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Brancel was required to pay an upfront fine of $4,000 to Carson County upfront, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Brancel violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Carson County Jail.

7. Dario Ivan Bravo was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Bravo pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Bravo, 30-year-old resident of Porterville, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 28, 2013 by DPS Trooper Casey Dawson. Bravo pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 19, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Bravo is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Bravo violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

8. Adrian Thompson was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Thompson pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Thompson, 30-year-old resident of Little Rock, Ark., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Oct. 30, 2013 by Honesto. Thompson pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 24, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Thompson is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Thompson violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

9. Earnest Bernard Poindexter was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Poindexter pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Poindexter, 30-year-old resident of Little Rock, Ark., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Oct. 30, 2013 by Honesto. Poindexter pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 24, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Poindexter is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Poindexter violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

10. Eric Lamont Robinson was placed on probation for a period of two years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Robinson pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Robinson, 35-year-old resident of Modesto, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place June 21, 2013 by DPS Trooper Danny Nunez. Robinson pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 22, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Robinson is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County upfront, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Robinson violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

11. Lee Spencer Magalis was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Magalis pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Magalis, 30-year-old resident of Harrisonburg, Va., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 9, 2014 by DPS Trooper Darrin Bridges. Magalis pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 24, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Magalis is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Magalis violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

12. Darryl B. Stanley, Jr. was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Stanley pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred
adjudication for the offense.

Stanley, 22-year-old resident of Clovis, N.M., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 24, 2014 by Allen. Stanley pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 24, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Stanley is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Stanley violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

13. Jayson Eugene Thompson was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Thompson pleaded guilty and was placed on
deferred adjudication for the offense.

Thompson, 34-year-old resident of Las Vegas, Nev., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 29, 2014 by Chatfield. Thompson pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 24, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Thompson is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Thompson violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

14. Brent Lee Dalbey was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana. Dalbey pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Dalbey, 58-year-old resident of San Francisco, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 26, 2014, by DPS Trooper Trevor Dillard. Dalbey pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 24, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Dalbey is required to pay a $1,500 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Dalbey violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

15. Lamptey Julian Cruickshank was convicted for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Cruickshank, 38-year-old resident of Tucson, Ariz. was sentenced to ten years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for a period of five years.

Cruickshank was arrested on Jan. 25, 2014 by Honesto and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 24, 2014. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Cruickshank is required to pay a $370 in court costs, a $5,000 fine, $180 restitution, and complete 200 hours of community service.

16. Krista Laann Gordon was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Gordon pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Gordon, 20-year-old resident of Woodward, Okla., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Nov. 20, 2013, by Allen. Gordon pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 24, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Gordon is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Gordon violates probation, she could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

17. Wilma Carol Rocheteau was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Rocheteau pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Rocheteau, 24-year-old resident of Woodward, Okla., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Nov. 20, 2013, by Allen. Rocheteau pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 24, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Rocheteau is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Rocheteau violates probation, she could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

18. Gary Dale Brymer, Jr. was convicted for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Brymer, 44-year-old resident of Ontario, Calif. was sentenced to ten years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for a period of three years.

Brymer was arrested on Dec. 24, 2013 by DPS Trooper Ben Dollar and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 24, 2014. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Brymer is required to pay a $370 in court costs, a $3,000 fine, $180 restitution, and complete 200 hours of community service.

19. Leo Michael Vaile was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Vaile pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Vaile, 49-year-old resident of Clovis, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 31, 2013, by Dollar. Vaile pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 24, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Vaile is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Vaile violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

20. Buddye Jo Thomas was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Thomas pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Thomas, 34-year-old resident of Sweetwater, Okla., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Oct. 13, 2013, by Carson County Deputy J.C. Blackburn. Thomas pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 25, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Thomas is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Thomas violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

21. Mariano Villa Lacsamana was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Lacsamana pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Lacsamana, 33-year-old resident of San Diego, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 6, 2013, by Chatfield. Lacsamana pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 25, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Lacsamana is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Lacsamana violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

22. Michael Andrew Stevens was placed on probation for a period of two years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Stevens pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Stevens, 21-year-old resident of Kerman, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Oct. 17, 2013, by Allen. Stevens pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 19, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Stevens is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Stevens violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

23. Omar Humberto Muniz was placed on probation for a period of four years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Muniz pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Muniz, 26-year-old resident of El Paso, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Oct. 24, 2013 by Bridges, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 22, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Muniz is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Muniz violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

24. Johnny Jason Vickery was placed on probation for a period of four years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Vickery pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Vickery, 40-year-old resident of Richmond, Ky., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Sept. 6, 2013 by Honesto, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 22, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Vickery is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Vickery violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

25. Alejandro Roman Valencia was placed on probation for a period of five years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Valencia pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Valencia, 19-year-old resident of Douglas, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 13, 2013 by Officer Dawson, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 24, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Valencia is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Valencia violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

26. Maria Trinidad Valencia was placed on probation for a period of five years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Valencia pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Valencia, 45-year-old resident of Douglas, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 13, 2013 by Officer Dawson, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 24, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Valencia is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Valencia violates probation, she could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

27. Lorena Martinez was placed on probation for a period of eight years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Martinez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Martinez, 39-year-old resident of Hobbs, N.M., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Nov. 20, 2013 by Honesto, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 25, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Martinez is required to pay a $8,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Martinez violates probation, she could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

28. Lorenzo Gutierrez was placed on probation for a period of eight years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Gutierrez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Gutierrez, 60-year-old resident of Mission, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Nov. 14, 2013 by Nunez, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 25, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Gutierrez is required to pay a $8,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, and $180 restitution. If Gutierrez violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

29. Juanita Salcido was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Salcido pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Salcido, 21-year-old resident of Phoenix, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 4, 2013 by Honesto, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 25, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Salcido is required to pay a $10,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 400 hours of community service. If Salcido violates probation, she could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

30. Eunice Torres Solis was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Solis pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Solis, 20-year-old resident of Phoenix, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 4, 2013 by Honesto, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 26, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Solis is required to pay a $10,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 400 hours of community service. If Solis violates probation, she could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

31. Jose Valenzuela-Mendoza was placed on probation for a period of eight years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Valenzuela-Mendoza pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Valenzuela-Mendoza, 19-year-old resident of Phoenix, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place July 12, 2013 by Honesto, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 26, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Valenzuela-Mendoza is required to pay a $8,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 400 hours of community service. If Valenzuela-Mendoza violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

32. Cristian Fernando Villagomez was placed on probation for a period of eight years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Villagomez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Villagomez, 23-year-old resident of Baja, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 11, 2014 by Allen, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 26, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Villagomez is required to pay a $15,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 400 hours of community service. If Villagomez violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

33. Estela M Montijo was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Montijo pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Montijo, 57-year-old resident of Livingston, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Sept. 12, 2013 by Dollar, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on April 11, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Montijo is required to pay a $30,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $360 restitution, and complete 400 hours of community service. If Montijo violates probation, she could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

34. Montijo was also placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Montijo pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on April 11, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Montijo is required to pay $336 in court costs. If Montijo violates probation, she could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

35. Michael Lee Waters was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Waters pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Waters, 62-year-old resident of Jacksonville, Fla., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Nov. 12, 2013 by Dollar, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 26, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Waters is required to pay a $10,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $360 restitution, and complete 400 hours of community service. If Waters violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

36. Waters was also placed on probation for a period of ten years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Waters pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 26, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Waters is required to pay $336 in court costs. If Waters violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

37. Hector Javier Valencia was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Valencia pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Valencia, 34-year-old resident of Douglas, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place April 14, 2013 by Officer Dawson, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 1, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Valencia is required to pay a $25,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 400 hours of community service. If Valencia violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

38. Salvador Jesus Contreras was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Contreras pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Contreras, 41-year-old resident of Los Angeles, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place March 17, 2013 by Dollar, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 1, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Contreras is required to pay a $15,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $360 restitution, and complete 400 hours of community service. If Contreras violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

39. Kevin Shawn Hammond was convicted for the Class A misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana. Hammond pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two days in the Carson County Jail, time served for the offense.

Hammond, 50-year-old resident of Zephyr Hills, Calif., was arrested by Dollar in Carson County for the offense that took place Oct. 1, 2013. Hammond pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 22, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Hammond was required to pay an upfront fine of $4,000 to Carson County, $370 in court costs upfront, and $180 restitution upfront.

40. Evan Benjamin Belyeau was placed on probation for a period of two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana. Belyeau pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Belyeau, 26-year-old resident of Colorado Springs, Colo., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Sept. 8, 2013 by Trooper Dawson. Belyeau pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 22, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Belyeau was required to pay an upfront fine of $4,000 to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Belyeau violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Carson County Jail.

Bridgman Sentenced To 30 Years

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Panhandle – On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, David Walter Bridgman was convicted and sentenced to 30 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on two charges.
Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, assisted by Scott Sherwood, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.

Bridgman, a 42-year-old resident of Dalhart, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 30 years.

On Nov. 6, 2013, Bridgman originally pleaded guilty to two counts the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance enhanced that occurred on June 7, 2013, in Carson County.

The State filed two motions to adjudicate on April 10, 2014, alleging six violations of community supervision.

Bridgman is also required to pay $672 in court costs to Carson County and $280 restitution.

Carson County District Court Fines Five $7,750

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Panhandle – On Monday, April 28, 2014, five pleas took place in Carson 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.

A total of $7,750 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on April 28. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $1,559 in court costs and $1,680.43 in restitution.

1. Kelly Amanda Cooper aka Kellie Amanda Lee, a 26-year-old resident of Dalhart, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 12 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On Nov. 6, 2013, Cooper originally pleaded guilty to the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance that occurred on June 7, 2013, in Carson County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on April 8, 2014, alleging eight violations of community supervision.

Cooper is also required to pay $336 in court costs to Carson County, a $4,000 fine, and $140 restitution.

2. Janisha Ebony Moore, a 23-year-old resident of Louisville, Ky., pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to four years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

On June 1, 2011, Moore originally pleaded guilty to the third degree felony offense of money laundering that occurred on Feb. 18, 2010, in Carson County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Oct. 29, 2012, alleging 13 violations of community supervision.

Moore is also required to pay $236 in court costs to Carson County, a $500 fine, and $1,000.43 restitution.

3. Jose A Jimenez was convicted for the enhanced first degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Jimenez, 31-year-old resident of Las Cruces, N.M. was sentenced to five years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ.

Jimenez was arrested on Feb. 21, 2012 by DPS Trooper Ben Dollar. Jimenez was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Jan. 6, 2014. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Jimenez is required to pay a $370 in court costs and $180 restitution.

4. Dakota James Cullon was placed on probation for a period of four years for the third degree felony offense of injury to a child. Cullon pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Cullon, 18-year-old resident of Skellytown, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Sept. 26, 2013 by White Deer Marshall Darell Luster. Cullon was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Jan. 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Cullon is required to pay a $250 fine to Carson County, $281 in court costs, and complete 200 hours of community service. If Cullon violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

5. Steven James Anderson was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Anderson pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Anderson, 34-year-old resident of Blue Ridge, Ga., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Aug. 27, 2011 by DPS Trooper Jimmy Chatfield. Anderson was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Jan. 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Anderson is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $360 restitution, and complete 400 hours of community service. If Anderson violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

Brassfield Sentenced To 16 Years In TDCJ

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Panhandle – On Thursday, April 24, 2014, four pleas were heard in Carson County, Texas, all of which resulted in convictions and sentences to the penitentiary.

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. Kyler Benjamin Brassfield was convicted and sentenced to 16 years in the Institutional Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the second degree felony offense of indecency with a child.

Brassfield, 18-year-old resident of Amarillo, was arrested after the State filed its Motion to Adjudicate Guilt of the Defendant on March 27, 2014. The State alleged nine allegations, which Brassfield pleaded true to all nine.
After the plea of true, a contested punishment hearing was held where the State called four witnesses.

Becky Fuller and Mark White were called from the 100th Judicial District Community Supervisions and Correction’s Department. The State also called Sonia Higgins and Potter County Probation Officer John Thormeier.

Higgins testified that Brassfield failed to complete his sex offender program and was a moderate or high risk offender. Thormeier testified that Brassfield’s compliance with community supervision was low and failed to seek drug counseling treatment even after multiple admissions of use.

White categorized Brassfield’s compliance with community supervision as “dismal” and testified that after one month, Brassfield failed to comply with the most basic of conditions of probation.

Brassfield was originally indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on May 9, 2013 for the offense that occurred on March 14, 2013. Brassfield pleaded guilty to the offense on Sept. 27, 2013.

Brassfield is also required to pay $665 in court costs and a $1,000.00 fine.

2. Colten Gene Pullen, a 22-year-old resident of Amarillo, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Revoke and sentenced to seven and one half years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the second degree felony offense of burglary of a habitation.

On Nov. 14, 2011, Pullen originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on May 28, 2009, in Carson County.
The State filed the motion on March 7, 2014, alleging four violations of community supervision.

Pullen pleaded true to the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to seven and one half years. Pullen is also required to pay $263 in court costs to Carson County, a $2,000 fine, and $250 in restitution.

3. Milton Fields, a 44-year-old resident of Orlando, Fla., pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Revoke and sentenced to seven and one half years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana.

On April 28, 2010, Milton originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on Feb. 24, 2010, in Carson County.

The State filed the motion on June 4, 2013, alleging six violations of community supervision.
Fields pleaded true to the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to seven and one half years. Fields is also required to pay $327 in court costs to Carson County, a $5,000 fine, and $140 in restitution.

4. Joey Allen Koontz, a 40-year-old resident of Claude, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 14 months the State Jail Division of TDCJ for the felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.

On Nov. 6, 2013, Koontz originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on Sept. 30, 2013, in Carson County.
The State filed the motion on March 7, 2014, alleging three violations of community supervision.

Koontz pleaded true to the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to 14 months. Koontz is also required to pay $336 in court costs to Carson County, a $1,000 fine, and $140 in restitution.

White Deer City Council Raises Pool Rates; Repair Trash Truck

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Editor’s Note: The following minutes have not been approved by the White Deer City Council. The White Deer News is not responsible for typographical errors, but has only formatted the minutes to its space and style requirements.

The White Deer City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on April 21, 2014.

Council members present were Mayor Jayson N. Smith, Linda Robertson, Dick Pierce, Lyn Luster and Michael Lenz.
Alan Warminski was absent.

Employees present were Katrina Warminski, Troy Fulton and Sheryl Hoch.

Guests included Brenda Vermillion, Randy Barrett, Paul Kirby, Kent Kelp, Bobby Hefner, John Ingle and Ken Barbour.
Mayor Smith called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Smith also gave the invocation.

Mr. Pierce made the motion to approve the agenda, Mrs. Luster seconded, all for.The minutes of the March 24 regular meeting were approved with a motion from Mr. Lenz, seconded by Mr. Pierce, all for.

There were no comments from concerned citizens at this time.

Mrs. Vermillion went over the Panhandle Regional Mutual Aid Agreement, Mrs. Vermillion explained to the council a change in the agreement passed during the 83rd Regular Session of the Texas Legislature, HB 3178; the Statewide Mutual Aid System including the addition of a provision that, “the requesting local government entity shall reimburse the actual costs of providing mutual aid assistance to the responding local entity”… for “a response that exceeds 12 consecutive hours”. Mr. Lenz made the motion to approve the resolution for city of White Deer, and the Panhandle Emergency Management Advisory Committee (PREMAC) to participate in the Panhandle Region (Texas State Planning Region 1) Regional Mutual Aid agreement and designating the mayor to serve as the City’s Chief Representative in all matters pertaining to the City’s participation in this agreement. Mrs. Luster second the motion, motion passed 3 to 1 with Mrs. Robertson opposing.

Mayor Smith read the amendment for section 14-33 of the city ordinance 7-10-73 concerning customer utility deposits on water and gas. Mr. Lenz made the motion to add sub-script (b) to Section 14-33 to read as follows: The deposits for utilities of third-party renters for residences will be $100 for water, sewer and $300 for gas. The deposits for utilities of leased or rented business of third-party renters or leases will be $200 for water, sewer and $400 for gas. Third-party meaning: not a property owner or a residence of a business in the City of White Deer, Texas. Mrs. Robertson seconded the motion, all for.

Agenda item #9 Swimming pool discussions, Mayor Smith informed the council that Pool Manager and Lifeguards for the 2014 summer have been hired and will be starting the required training. New Rates for the pool were discussed. New rates will be as follows: Admission will be $2.50 for 6 years and up and 5 years and under will be $1 for daily admission. Pool passes for a family of four will be $175, for a family of five or more will be $225, and single person passes will be $75. Pool parties will be a flat fee of $125. And ladies swim will remain $1. Mr. Lenz made the motion to accept the new rate changes for the swimming pool, Mrs. Robertson seconded the motion, all for.

Agenda Item #10 concerning the Backhoe at the landfill, Mayor Smith informed the council of the situation concerning the backhoe. The boom that holds the bucket has broken; to fix this is an expense also the hydraulics is in need of repair. No action was taken on this item. The council asked that Mayor Smith check in to costs to replace the backhoe or repair it.

Agenda Item #11 concerning employee schooling was discussed concerning sending employees to training before an employee successful completed the six month probation period. The city is in need of an animal control officer.

Troy Fulton will take the spray applicator license class as soon as a class becomes available. Mr. Lenz made the motion to put an ad in the newspaper to hire an animal control officer; Mr. Pierce seconded the motion, all for.
The reports were looked over.

There were no comments from council members.

Mayor Smith presented his report, he informed the council that TXDOT should be coming to get the Engine Brake signs and getting them put out. Also the Ram on the new trash truck broke the frame at the Ram support, the Mayor welded the frame and fish plated back together with material donated by K & K from Mr. Kent Kelp. Farm and Ranch had donated several loads of road base to the city, the city used to fix Hays Street. Also Allsups has informed Mayor Smith they will be getting the permit to start with the new construction.

During additional comments from concerned citizens Mr. Kelp first thanked the Mayor, council members and city employees for the great jobs they are doing. Mr. Kelp updated everyone on the progress at the housing development, paving and landscaping with be in progress very soon, the lift station is in and will be put in as soon as possible. Mr. Kelp stated that it looks like four more houses will be started soon. Also Mr. Kelp asked the mayor and city council if K & K could help repair the drainage issue on McClelland Street, and without hesitation they said absolutely. The update on the restaurant is the architect is getting the drawings together for approval. And finally the City baseball field is looking great.

The next meeting date is set for Monday, May 19, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Mrs. Luster motioned to adjourn, seconded by Mr. Pierce, meeting adjourned.

Early Voting Begins Monday For Local Elections

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Our local elections are upon us! Candidates for the positions of City Mayor, City Council and the WDISD Board of Trustees are actively campaigning, and we at the White Deer News have decided to be proactive also. So we’re reminding you to get out and vote!

We sent a letter to all of the candidates inviting them to submit a brief, personal biography and a picture to run in our paper, free of charge. Several of them responded, and you may find them on pages 20 – 21 of this week’s edition of the News. It will be a tough race with so many qualified individuals.

Running for the two-year term office of White Deer City Mayor is Jayson N. Smith. Running for the two-year term offices of City Councilman are Alan Warminski, Jared Guerrero, Wade Petty and Randel Barrett.

Running for the two two-year term offices of Skellytown City Councilman are Jaime Franks, Mike Tice, Trisha White, Dennis Bosley and Marcy Ruth.

Running for the two two-year term positions of WDISD Trustees are Kirk Kelp and Blaine Bolton for position 6 and Jason Hartwig, Shane Grange and Michael Lenz for position 7.

Early voting for the Cities of White Deer and Skellytown will begin April 28 and will continue through May 6. Early voting will take place at the city halls, 317 S. Main, White Deer and 500 Chamberlain, Skellytown. The first and last days of early voting will be the two twelve hour days from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The rest of the days voting will be during regular office hours.

Early voting for WDISD will be Monday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will continue through Tuesday, May 6 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Voting for school board will be held at the WDISD Administration Business Office, 601 Omohundro, White Deer.

Polling place for the May 10, 2014 Election for city and school will be at the White Deer Community Center, 5th and Paul and Skellytown City Hall, 500 Chamberlain, Skellytown. from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Don’t forget that the State Track Meet is also on May 10, so if you plan to attend that, you will need to vote early. Get out and vote, White Deer and Skellytown!

Disclaimer: All candidates who went over the word limit in their biographies are required to pay a fee for each additional word.

Senior Citizens To Host Car Show

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

By Mary Lou Lane

White Deer Senior Citizens has several changes in progress and if you haven't been in for awhile, you need to come see us. We've painted and freshened up the place. A great steak night took place at the end of March and now we are promoting a Car Show on Saturday, May 3.

We would love for you to enter your car. If you don't have a car to enter just come visit for free and see what else we have going on. We have give away items for all day, card games, puzzles and a silent auction going on in the Senior Citizens building. There will be a food concession serving breakfast burritos early Saturday morning and hot dogs and hamburgers with all the trimmings during the noon hour. There will be chips and a variety of desserts and drinks. We welcome anyone's help with the desserts and/or homemade ice cream. You do not have to be a member to help with any of these projects.

Come out that day, see the cars and have lunch with us.

For information about the cost to register your car call Diahana Hillman at 341-5991.

Letter To The Editor

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

A very disturbing thing happened Monday night…someone brought to me a precious little black and white male rat terrier that had been shot several times. When I saw him, he was already in shock, but he was obviously a trooper. He was not biting despite the terrible pain he was in.

I thought the dog was going home with the person who brought him to me. I thought he would be kept warm and make it through the night, but I was wrong. Maybe it was lack of communication on my part. There were no identification tags on him, and he was placed in the city pound, where he died…cold and alone.

I wondered, “Why would anyone shoot a dog? Why would someone let their dog roam around without identification tags? Why did this innocent little creature have to die?”

It is unsettling to think that someone would just shoot a dog, cat or any animal. Besides, it’s against city ordinance to shoot a firearm in the city limits. What if a stray bullet hit a child…or an adult, for that matter???
Animals don’t know that they are not supposed to roam the streets. They don’t know they’re not supposed to go into just any yard. They don’t know that everyone isn’t going to love them like their owner does.

I have so many animals that have been “dumped.” I try to keep them put up so they don’t get out in the street where they might be run over. It makes me sad to think someone might shoot them if they get out.

If an animal without identification is on your property, please call the city. Let the authorities deal with it.
If you are the owner of pets, please put collars with identification tags on them and keep them on your own property.

If you know the owner of the little dog that was shot, please give them my condolences. If you are the one who shot the helpless thing, please give your mother my condolences.

Vicki Hillis
(signature on file)

Jane “Baby Jane” Kane Dedrick

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Jane “Baby Jane” Kane Dedrick, 41, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Pampa.

Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, with Bishop Bryan Guymon, officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Dedrick was born Feb. 21, 1973 in Groom to Ernest and Susan Kane. She attended Pampa schools, graduating from Pampa High School in 1991. She married Steven Dedrick in 1992, and he preceded her in death in 2000. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Jane worked for the Pizza Hut for several years. In her spare time, she liked to play slot machines and spend time with her family. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and friend.

Survivors include her fiancé, Jerry Little of the home; a son, Anthony Dedrick of Pampa; three daughters, Kayla Dedrick of Elk City, Okla.; Amber Dedrick of Pampa and Kimberley Carter of Holdenville, Okla.; her mother, Susan Kane of Pampa; a sister, Donna Kane of Pampa; five brothers, Jerry Kane and wife Hannah; Charles Kane and wife Kathy and John Kane, all of Pampa; James Kane and wife Ranae of White Deer and Leonard Kane of Fort Stockton; a sister-in-law, Gina Kane of Pampa; and by five grandchildren. Jane was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Kane, and by a grandson, Ernest Travis, III.

The body will lie in state at Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Home until noon on Friday, April 25, 2014.

Senior Citizen’s News

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

By Nita Ramming

Did the Easter Bunny come to see you? Now we have to wait for May Day, Mother’s Day and Graduation. Lots of things happening in the month of May – so get things all lined out so you can enjoy all the activities.
Senior Citizens is the place to be if you want a great meal! Wednesday was that delicious chicken fried steak, gravy, mashed taters, green beans, salad bar and peach cobbler. You can really get your appetite satisfied with all this good stuff to eat. We had 34 signers with seven take-outs and four guests. Sometimes it is very hard for me to make out names, so if your name doesn’t show up just print it next time. Ranae Kane was with papa, Lorraine Williams. Joe Grange took four take outs to somebody. Don Elledge takes really good care of Marilee and takes her a take-out when she doesn’t feel like coming. Xavier Arellano came without Joe Wheeley. I guess he left Joe working.

Friday’s are my favorite meals during Lent, because we have some kind of fish. This was catfish day and was it ever good! Fried type potatoes and good homemade tartar sauce top off the fish really great! Another day with 34 being the number again. Five take-outs and seven guests was about the same as Wednesday. Xavier Arellano decided Joe Wheeley could come. Jody came with Larry Parsley. Dean and Jackie were hungry for fish, so they were ready to get in line and fill up their trays. Travis Miller, Yvette Bryan, Yvonne from Panhandle and Leia Srader were looking for food. Too bad we can’t have fish more often.

Monday was fried chicken day. Gravy, mashed taters and all the trimmings made for a tasty meal. Thirty-eight signer-inners with 15 take-outs and two guests were the magic numbers. We are really spoiled when Mondays roll around because Vicki always fixes some kind of chicken. She is one of a kind and we are really blessed by her faithfulness and delicious meals.

The SkipBo gang has put their playing cards on a short time schedule, because spring has sprung and there is yard work to be done. I am really thankful for Shane and Vicki, because they do mine for me now. When we first moved from the farm it was really great to have all the water I needed to have green grass in the front yard and the backyard.

We are always ready to welcome new members and guests to join us for lunch. If you are 55 you can become a member and save 50 cents per meal. Meals are $6.00 for members and $6.50 for non-members and guests. Lunch is served at 12 noon and you may eat all you want. You can talk and talk and we don’t even tell you to shut up. That is what we gather together to do…eat good food and visit and some of us play cards. So come on down and join us.

God Bless!