Archive for April, 2016

Donley County Grand Jury Indicts Two

Monday, April 11th, 2016

The Donley County Grand Jury indicted two persons when it met on April 11, 2016.

Indicted were Eddie Lynn Floyd for Driving While Intoxicated or More, 3rd degree, on Jan. 10, 2016; and Christina Marie Row for Criminal Mischief, State Jail Felony, on Mary 13, 2016.

Childress County District Court Hears Contested Case

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Childress– On Thursday, April 7, 2016, four pleas took place and one contested hearing in Childress County, Texas.

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

1. Joshua Ray Brown-Brannon, 29, from Childress, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was sentenced to 18 years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.

On June 18, 2015, Brown-Brannon originally pleaded to the charges from the June 6, 2015 offense in Childress County. The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Oct. 14, 2015, alleging 10 violations of community supervision.

Brown-Brannon is also required to pay $329 in court costs to Childress County, $180 restitution, and a $2,000 fine.

2. William David Wittmann II, 20, from Childress, pleaded not true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was sentenced to 10 years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the third degree felony offense of assault against a family member.

On Dec. 22, 2015, Wittmann originally pleaded to the charges from the Dec. 1, 2015 offense in Childress County. The State filed the motion to adjudicate on March 8, 2016, alleging eight violations of community supervision.

The State called multiple witnesses on Thursday, including probation officers and victims of assaults by Wittmann. The court found that Wittmann committed the criminal offense of assault and violation of a protective order just 23 days after he was placed on felony probation.

Wittmann is also required to pay $249 in court costs to Childress County and a $1,000 fine.

3. Eric Daniel Bennett, 24, from Memphis, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was sentenced to five years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the third degree felony offense of assault family violence by choking.

On Oct. 1, 2015, Bennett originally pleaded to the charges from the May 29, 2015 offense in Hall County. The State filed the motion to adjudicate on March 7, 2016, alleging seven violations of community supervision.

Bennett is also required to pay $381 in court costs to Hall County.

4. Bennett also pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was sentenced to 18 months in the State Jail Division of TDCJ for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.

On Oct. 1, 2015, Bennett originally pleaded to the charges from the July 27, 2015 offense in Hall County. The State filed the motion to adjudicate on March 7, 2016, alleging six violations of community supervision.

Bennett is also required to pay $381 in court costs to Hall County, a $1,000 fine, and $180 restitution.

Hall County Grand Jury Indicts Two

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Hall County Grand Jury indicted two on April 6, 2016.

Indicted were Dewayne Williams Gardner for Assault Family Violence with Prior Conviction, 3rd degree, on Nov. 27, 2015; and Jennifer Delynn Sargent for three counts of Forgery, State Jail Felony, on Aug. 9, 2015, Oct. 7, 2015 and Nov. 5, 2015.

Hall County District Court Takes Six Pleas

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Memphis– On Friday, April 1, 2016, six pleas took place in Hall County, Texas.

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

1. Stefanie Kay Patton was convicted and sentenced to ten years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for a period of ten years for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.

Patton, 36, from Amarillo, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place on Feb. 29, 2016, by Carson County Deputy J.C. Blackburn. Patton pleaded to an information filed by the State on March 29, 2016.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Patton is required to pay $370 in court costs, a $5,000 fine, $180 lab fee, and 200 hours of community service.

2. Patton was also convicted and sentenced to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for a period of five years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance that occurred on the same dates as mentioned earlier.

3. Billy Ray Roberts was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of assault against a family member. Roberts, from Childress, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Roberts, 31, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place on Feb. 22, 2016, by Childress Police Officer Michael Burrows. Roberts pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 31, 2016.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Roberts is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Childress County, $269 in court costs and complete 200 hours of community service. If Roberts violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

4. Ali Ibrahim Abdul-Salaam 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 third degree felony offense of evading arrest.

Abdul-Salaam, 33, from Reno, Nev., was arrested in Donley County for the offense that took place on Feb, 28, 2016, by DPS Trooper Max Honesto. Abdul-Salaam pleaded to an information filed by the State on March 30, 2016.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Abdul-Salaam is required to pay $488 in court costs, a $5,000 fine, and 200 hours of community service.

5. Abdul-Salaam was also convicted and sentenced to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for a period of five years for the state jail felony offense of unauthorized use of a vehicle on the same dates mentioned earlier.

6. Gerry Williams, 31, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was sentenced to 25 years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

On May 13, 2013, Williams, from Memphis, originally pleaded to the charges from the March 2, 2011 offense in Hall County, when he was arrested by Hall County Chief Deputy Chris Tiedemann. The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Aug. 24, 2015, alleging six violations of community supervision.

Williams is required to pay $376 in court costs to Hall County, a $2,500 fine, and $140 restitution.