Panhandle– On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, three 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.
1. Jacob Alan Barnes was convicted for the third degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated and was sentenced to six years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ.
Barnes, 33-year-old resident of Childress, was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Oct. 3, 2014 after being arrested on July 12, 2014 by Childress Police Officer Todd Gambol.
“Officer Gambol conducted a thorough DWI investigation on an offender who had other pending DWI felony cases in other districts,” said Inman. “Gambol’s hard work resulted in the plea without the necessity of a jury trial.”
Barnes was scheduled for a jury trial in Childress County on April 21, 2015.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Barnes was required to pay a fine of $1,000 to Childress County, $429 in court costs and $60 restitution.
2. Anselmo Garcia Silva, Jr., pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Revoke and was sentenced to 10 months in the Collingsworth County Jail for the Class A misdemeanor offense of theft.
On Oct. 1, 2014, Silva, 36, from Wellington, originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on March 31, 2014, in Collingsworth County.
The State filed the motion on Jan. 6, 2015, alleging eight violations of community supervision.
Silva is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Collingsworth County, a $250 fine, and $300 restitution.
3. Sompong Sybounleuang was placed on probation for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana for a period of five years.
Sybounleuang, 50-year-old resident of Fresno, Calif., was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Dec. 4, 2014 after being arrested on Feb. 26, 2014 by DPS Trooper Casey Dawson.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Sybounleuang was required to pay a fine of $5,000 to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Sybounleuang violates probation, he faces up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.