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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.

Donley County District Court Sentences Wilson For Burglary

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Clarendon – On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, one plea took place which resulted in the conviction of John Edward Wilson Jr.

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

1. John Edward Wilson, Jr., a 40-year-old resident of McLean, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 18 months in the State Jail Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the state jail felony offense of burglary of a building.

On June 3, 2013, Wilson originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on May 1, 2013, in Donley County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Oct. 31, 2013, alleging five violations of community supervision.

Wilson pleaded true to the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to 18 months. Wilson is also required to pay $473 in court costs to Donley County and a $500 fine.

Collingsworth County District Court Sentences Garcia To 15 Years

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Wellington – On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, two pleas took place which resulted in the conviction of Joe Angel Garcia Jr.

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. Joe Angel Garcia, Jr., a 29-year-old resident of Wellington, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to seven and one half years in the Institutional Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the third degree felony offense of failure to appear.

On May 14, 2012, Garcia originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on Feb. 7, 2011, in Collingsworth County.

The State filed the motion to revoke on Jan. 8, 2013, alleging five violations of community supervision. There was an active warrant for Garcia’s arrest since that date.

Garcia pleaded true to the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to 7.5 years. Garcia is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Collingsworth County, a $2,000 fine, and $152.01 in restitution.

Garcia also pleaded guilty to a new third degree felony offense of evading arrest in a motor vehicle which occurred on Feb. 23, 2014. Garcia was arrested by Sheriff Kent Riley and Deputy Billy
Gilbert after Garcia was spotted driving a vehicle in the County and having an active warrant for his arrest.

Garcia was indicted by a Collingsworth County Grand Jury on April 2, 2014 for the offense.

Garcia received another 7.5 year sentence and received a second conviction. Garcia is also required to pay $400.50 in court costs for this offense.

Prentice Convicted of Burglery By Childress County District Court

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Childress – On Monday, April 21, 2014, one plea took place which resulted in the conviction of Bobby Allen Prentice.

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

Bobby Allen Prentice was convicted to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ, however, the sentence was probated and he was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of burglary of a building.

Prentice, 51-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place June 15, 2013 by Childress Police Officer Chad Ware. Prentice was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Dec. 11, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Prentice is required to pay a $250 fine to Childress County, $400.50 in court costs, and complete 100 hours of community service.

Childress County District Court Hears Four Pleas

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Childress – On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, four pleas took place 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.

A total of $15,000 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on April 15. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $1,553 in court costs and $500 in restitution.

1. Brittany Ann Lee, a 31-year-old resident of Arlington, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Revoke and was convicted and sentenced to 7.5 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On Aug. 19, 2011, Lee originally pleaded guilty to the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance that occurred on July 24, 2011, in Hall County.

The State filed the first amended motion to revoke on March 7, 2014, alleging seven violations of community supervision.

Lee is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Hall County, a $5,000 fine, and $140 restitution.

2. Lee also pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Revoke and was convicted and sentenced to 18 months in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On Aug. 19, 2011, Lee originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of endangering a child that occurred on July 24, 2011, in Hall County.

The State filed the first amended motion to revoke on March 7, 2014, alleging three violations of community supervision.
Lee is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Hall County.

3. Debbie Rodriguez was placed on probation for a period of five years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Rodriguez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred
adjudication for the offense.

Rodriguez, 53-year-old resident of San Jose, Calif., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place March 30, 2014 by Childress Police Officer Coy Teichelman. Rodriguez plead to a complaint filed by the State on April 14, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Rodriguez is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Childress County, $400.50 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 300 hours of community service. If Rodriguez violates probation, she could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

4. Guadalupe Gonzales was placed on probation for a period of five years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Gonzales pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Gonzales, 43-year-old resident of San Jose, Calif., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place March 30, 2014 by Teichelman. Gonzales plead to a complaint filed by the State on April 14, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Gonzales is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Childress County, $400.50 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 300 hours of community service. If Gonzales violates probation, she could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Collingsworth County District Court Hears Two Pleas

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Wellington – On Monday, April 7, 2014, two pleas took place in Collingsworth 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.

A total of $1,500 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on April 7. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $801 in court costs and $360 in restitution.

1. Tawan Sekou Jordan was placed on probation for a period of two years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Jordan pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Jordan, 39-year-old resident of Slidell, La., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Oct. 31, 2013 by Childress Police Officer Coy Teichelman. Jordan was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on March 4, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Jordan is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Childress County, $400.50 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service.
If Jordan violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

2. Johnny Dethaniel Cunningham was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Cunningham pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Cunningham, 48-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place March 12, 2013 by Childress Police Officer Chad Ware. Cunningham was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Dec. 11, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Cunningham is required to pay a $500 fine to Childress County, $400.50 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Cunningham violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Donley County Grand Jury Indicts Two

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

The Donley County Grand Jury met on April 1, 2014 and indicted two.

Indicted were: Matthew Lunsford for the 3rd degree felony of Deadly Conduct on Feb. 23, 2014; and Michael John Herman for the 2nd degree felony of Aggrevated Assault with a DW on March 11, 2014.