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Carson County District Court Hears 16 Pleas; Sentences Four To TDCJ

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Panhandle–On Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, sixteen 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.

1. Gene Wesley Rogers was convicted for the enhanced second degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated and was sentenced to 10 years in the Institutional Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Rogers, 53-year-old of Skellytown, was arrested by Panhandle Police Officer Lyle Denny on Nov. 2, 2013 in Carson County. Rogers was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on May 8, 2014.

“Lyle [Denny] always puts together an excellent investigation so we can move forward with successful prosecutions like this case today, said Inman.

Pursuant to the plea Rogers is required to pay $470 in court costs.

2. David Perez pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt and was sentenced to 14 years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the second degree felony offense of indecency with a child.

On Oct. 22, 2012, Perez originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on March 17, 2012, in Childress County.

The State filed the motion on July 26, 2013, alleging eight violations of community supervision.

Perez is also required to pay $385.50 in court costs to Childress County and a $4,000 fine.

3. Dakota James Cullon pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt and was sentenced to two years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the third degree felony offense of injury to a child.

On April 28, 2014, Cullon originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on Sept. 26, 2013, in Carson County.

The State filed the motion on June 25, 2014, alleging eight violations of community supervision.

Cullon is also required to pay $281 in court costs to Carson County and a $250 fine.

4. James Boozer Workman was convicted for the third degree felony offense of money laundering and was sentenced to two years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ. Workman was arrested by DPS Trooper Joe Houge on Sept. 21, 2014 in Carson County and pleaded to an information filed by the State on Oct. 20, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea Workman is required to pay $310 in court costs.

5. Griselda Petra Sanchez was placed on probation for a period of eight years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Sanchez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Sanchez, 24-year-old resident of Oklahoma City, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 15, 2013 by DPS Trooper Ben Dollar, and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on August 7, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Sanchez is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 400 hours of community service. If Sanchez violates probation, she could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

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

Marquez, 25-year-old resident of Los Angeles, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 15, 2013 by DPS Trooper Ben Dollar, and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Aug. 7, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Marquez is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 400 hours of community service. If Marquez violates probation, she could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

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

Beier, 34-year-old resident of Mesquite, Texas was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Feb. 9, 2013 by DPS Trooper Max Honesto. Beier was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Aug. 7, 2014.

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

8. Marvin Clay Wells was placed on probation for a period of six years for the second degree felony offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Wells pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Wells, 50-year-old resident of Skellytown, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Oct. 30, 2013 by Carson County Deputy Terry Atchley, and was indicted by a Carson County Grand jury on March 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Wells is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $271 in court costs, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Wells violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

9. Larry Clifton Byrom pleaded guilty to the Class A Misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.
Byrom, 45-year-old of Ignacio, Colo., was arrested in Carson County on Feb. 19, 2014 by DPS Trooper Darrin Bridges and pleaded to an information filed by the State on June 18, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea Byrom was required to pay an upfront fine of $4,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service.

10. James Michael Ham pleaded guilty to the Class A Misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Ham, 70-year-old of Barstow, Calif., was arrested in Carson County on April 16, 2014 by Bridges and pleaded to an information filed by the State on June 20, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea Ham was required to pay an upfront fine of $4,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service.

11. Donald Clark Taylor was placed on probation for a period of two years for the third degree felony offense of money laundering. Taylor pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Taylor, 63-year-old resident of Birmingham, Ala., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Nov. 1, 2013 by DPS Trooper Danny Nunez. Taylor pleaded to an information filed by the State on July 10, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Taylor is required to pay a $500 fine to Carson County, $296 in court costs, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Taylor violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

12. Santiago Castro, Jr. was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Castro pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Castro, 24-year-old resident of Phoenix, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place June 13, 2014 by Danny Dawson, and pleaded to an information filed by the State on Sept. 8, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Castro 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 Castro violates probation, she could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

13. Derek Ray Pugh was placed on probation for a period of three years for the second degree felony offense of burglary of a habitation. Pugh pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Pugh, 24-year-old resident of Panhandle, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Sept. 21, 2014 by Denny, and plead to an information filed by the State on Oct. 17, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Pugh is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $276 in court costs, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Pugh violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

14. Christopher Clinton Sinanovic was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Sinanovic pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Sinanovic, 33-year-old resident of Glendale, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Aug. 26, 2014 by Nunez. Sinanovic pleaded to an information filed by the State on Oct. 17, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Sinanovic 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 Sinanovic violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

15. Brittany Nicole Brannan was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of theft. Brannan pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Brannan, 27-year-old resident of Panhandle, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place May 1, 2013 by Atchley, and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Aug. 7, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Brannan is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Carson County, $276 in court costs, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Brannan violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

16. Natalie Sue Daniells was placed on probation for a period of five years for the state jail felony offense of credit card abuse. Daniells pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Daniells, 28-year-old resident of Skellytown, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place May 16, 2014 by Panhandle Chief of Police Sace Hardman, and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Sept. 30, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Daniells is required to pay a $500 fine to Carson County, $276 in court costs, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Daniells violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

Childress County Grand Jury

Friday, October 17th, 2014

The following cases were brought before the Childress Grand Jury on Oct. 2, 2014.
Jacob Alan Barnes: DWI – third or more offense, third degree enhanced to second degree felony, date of incident – July 12, 2014.
Jeffrey Aaron Brinson: Assault – family violence by choking with prior offense, second degree felony, date of incident – June 23, 2014.
Richard Paul Deschamp: Assault – family violence with previous conviction, third degree felony, date of incident – July 6, 2014.
J.C. Jerl Kelley: Aggravated Assault of Public Servant with a deadly weapon – two counts, first degree felony, date of incident – June 8, 2014.
Christopher Lamont Jones: Assault – family violence by choking, third degree felony, date of incident – June 15, 2014.
Jeremiah Michael Martin: DWI – third or more offense, third degree felony, date of incident – May 11, 2014.
Hayde Posey, Jr.: Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon and serious bodily injury with family violence, first degree felony, date of incident – July 26, 2014.
Hayde Posey Jr.: Violation of Protective Order with assault, third degree felony, date of incident – Sept. 16, 2014.
Pete Pedro Salinas: Assault- family violence with prior offense, third degree felony, date of incident – July 16, 2014.
Lawrence John Stokes: Aggravated Assault on Peace Officer with a deadly weapon, one and two counts, first degree felony; Evading arrest, three counts, third degree felony, date of incident July 29, 2014.
Nedra Youell: Theft, third degree felony, date of incident – Jan. 1, 2009.

Childress County District Court Hears 12 Pleas

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Childress – On Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, 12 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.

1. Malinda Herrera pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt and was sentenced to eight years in the
Institutional Division of TDCJ for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.

On Jan. 30, 2013, Herrera originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on Jan. 24, 2013, in Collingsworth County.

The State filed the motion on Sept. 11, 2014, alleging six violations of community supervision.

Herrera is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Collingsworth County, a $4,000 fine, and $140 in restitution.

2. Jeramie Ibarra was placed on probation for a period of two years for the class A misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana. Ibarra pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Ibarra, 25-year-old resident of Baton Rogue, La., was arrested in Hall County for the offense that took place April 22, 2014 by Memphis Police Officer Graham Carter and plead to an information filed by the State on Sept. 10, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Ibarra is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Hall County upfront, $381 in court costs, $180.00 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Ibarra violates probation, he could face up to one year in the county jail.

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

Bryan, 21-year-old resident of Bossier City, La., was arrested in Hall County for the offense that took place April 22, 2014 by Carter.
Bryan pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Sept. 10, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Bryan is required to pay a $1,500 fine to Hall County, $381 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Bryan violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

4. Bianca Saenz pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt and was sentenced to 16 months in the State Jail Division of TDCJ for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.

On March 4, 2013, Saenz originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on Feb. 19, 2013, in Hall County.

The State filed the first amended motion on Sept. 15, 2014, alleging 13 violations of community supervision.

Saenz is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Hall County, a $2,000 fine, and $140 in restitution

5. Thomas Eugene Fields was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Fields pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Fields, 32-year-old resident of Woodward, Okla., was arrested in Collingsworth County for the offense that took place Aug. 22, 2014 by Collingsworth County Deputy Mike Warren. Fields pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Sept. 10, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Fields is required to pay a $1,500 fine to Collingsworth County, $376 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Fields violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

6. Matthew Lunsford was placed on probation for a period of two years for the class A misdemeanor offense of deadly conduct. Lunsford pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Lunsford, 18-year-old resident of Clarendon, was arrested in Donley County for the offense that took place Feb. 23, 2014 by Donley County Deputy Jay Logan and was indicted by a Donley County Grand Jury on April 1, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Lunsford is required to pay a $250 fine to Donley County, $398 in court costs, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Lunsford violates probation, he could face up to one year in the county jail.

7. Wayne Thomas Smith was placed on probation for a period of five years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Smith pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Smith, 37-year-old resident of Tampa, Fla., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place April 15, 2014 by Childress Police Officer Coy Teichelman, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 18, 2014.

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

8. Rafael Portales-Chamizo was placed on probation for a period of five years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Portales-Chamizo pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Portales-Chamizo, 49-year-old resident of Miami Gardens, Fla., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place July 30, 2014 by Teichelman, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Sept. 15, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Portales-Chamizo is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Childress County, $400.50 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Portales-Chamizo violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

9. James Harvey Menninger was placed on probation for a period of two years for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Menninger pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Menninger, 67-year-old resident of Fort Worth, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place June 7, 2014 by DPS Trooper Chad Baize, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Sept. 15, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Menninger is required to pay a $6,000 fine to Childress County upfront, $400.50 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Menninger violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

10. Ricardo Antonio Zambrano was convicted for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to ten years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for a period of ten years.

Zambrano, 24-year-old of Wichita Falls, was arrested by Teichelman on June 10, 2014 and pleaded to an information filed by the State on Sept. 15, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea Zambrano is required to pay a $10,000 fine to Childress County, $400.50 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 400 hours of community service.

11. Hayde Posey, Jr. was placed on probation for a period of six years for the second degree felony offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Posey pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Posey, 34-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place July 26, 2014 and investigation was conducted by Childress Police Detective Landon Johnson. Posey was later indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Oct. 2, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Posey is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Childress County, $400.50 in court costs, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Posey violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

12. Posey, Jr. was also placed on probation for a period of six years for the third degree felony offense of continuous assault family violence. Posey pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

If Posey violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

Donley County District Court Takes Five Pleas

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Clarendon– On Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, five pleas took place in Donley 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. Colby Rawlings Steddum pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt and was sentenced to six years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the third degree felony offense of prohibited substance in a correctional facility.

On May 14, 2012, Steddum originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on Jan. 2, 2012, in Hall County.

The State filed the first amended motion on Sept. 15, 2014, alleging 15 violations of community supervision.

Steddum is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Hall County, a $3,000 fine, and $140 in restitution.

2. Billy Gene Chadwick was convicted for the second degree felony offense of burglary of a habitation and was sentenced to ten years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for a period of three years.

Chadwick, 41-year-old of Clarendon, was arrested in Donley County by Donley County Deputy Sonny Marasco on April 21, 2014 and was later indicted by a Donley County Grand Jury on June 25, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea Chadwick is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Donley County, $614 in court costs, and complete 300 hours of community service.

3. Cristobal Gonzales pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Revoke and was sentenced to 16 months in the State Jail Division of TDCJ for the state jail felony offense of evading arrest.

On Nov. 8, 2012, Gonzales originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on July 4, 2012, in Hall County.

The State filed the motion on July 22, 2014, alleging six violations of community supervision.

Gonzales is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Hall County and a $4,000 fine.

4. Adam Jesus Contreras pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt and was sentenced to sixteen months in the State Jail Division of TDCJ for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.

On May 23, 2013, Contreras originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on April 16, 2013, in Collingsworth County.
The State filed the motion on April 10, 2014, alleging 12 violations of community supervision.

Contreras is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Collingsworth County, a $1,500 fine, and $140 in restitution.

5. Manuel Salinas pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Revoke and was sentenced to six years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the third degree felony offense of assault family violence enhanced.

On June 9, 2014, Salinas originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on Oct. 31, 2013, in Childress County.

The State filed the motion on Aug. 21, 2014, alleging three violations of community supervision.

Salinas is also required to pay $400.50 in court costs to Childress County and a $3,000 fine.

Six Pleas Heard By Childress County District Court

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Childress– On Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, six 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 Dan Mike Bird presiding by assignment.

1. Victor Antonio Mendoza was convicted for the enhanced second degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated and was sentenced to 10 years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ.

Mendoza, 46-year-old of Amarillo, was arrested by DPS Trooper Lynn Mays on May 10, 2014 in Donley County and was indicted by a Grand Jury on Aug. 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea Mendoza is required to pay $573 in court costs.

2. Anselmo Garcia Silva, Jr. was convicted for the Class A Misdemeanor offense of theft and was sentenced to one year in the Collingsworth County Jail, but the sentence was probated for a period of one year.

Silva, 36-year-old of Wellington, was arrested by Collingsworth County Sheriff Kent Riley on April 1, 2014 for the offense that occurred on March 31, 2014 and was indicted by a Grand Jury on June 24, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea Silva is required to pay a $250 fine to Collingsworth County, $376 in court costs, $300 restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service.

3. Jesse Cipronio Cantu pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt and was sentenced to ten years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.

On Oct. 11, 2011, Cantu originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on September 7, 2011, in Collingsworth County.

The State filed the motion on Sept. 11, 2014, alleging eight violations of community supervision.

Cantu is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Collingsworth County, a $6,000 fine, and $140 in restitution.

4. Jason David Herbert pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Revoke and was sentenced to eight years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the third degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated 3rd or more.

On Oct. 7, 2013, Herbert originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on March 29, 2013, in Donley County.

The State filed the motion on Sept. 16, 2014, alleging three violations of community supervision.

Herbert is also required to pay $563 in court costs to Donley County, a $500 fine, and $140 in restitution.

5. David Guadalupe Rojas pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt and was sentenced to eight years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the third degree felony offense of assault on a public servant.

On Jan. 9, 2006, Rojas originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on April 20, 2005, in Childress County.

The State filed the motion on June 5, 2014, alleging ten violations of community supervision.

Rojas is also required to pay $347.50 in court costs to Childress County and a $3,000 fine.

6. Rojas was also convicted for the third degree felony offense of assault on a public servant and was sentenced to eight years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ.

Rojas, 42-year-old of Childress, was arrested by Childress Police Officer Todd Gambol on May 9, 2014 in Childress County and was indicted by a Grand Jury on August 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea Rojas is required to pay $400.50 in court costs.

Donley County District Court Takes Three Pleas

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Clarendon – On Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, three pleas took place in Donley 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 $1,500 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Sept. 25. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $1,200 in court costs and $2,532.12 in restitution.

1. Ricky Paul Salgado pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt and was sentenced to eight years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the third degree felony offense of assault against a family member.

On March 27, 2014, Salgado originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on May 4, 2013, in Collingsworth County.
The State filed the motion on Sept. 17, 2014, alleging eight violations of community supervision.

Salgado is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Collingsworth County and a $1,000 fine.

2. Jessica Silva Rivas was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Rivas pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Rivas, 23-year-old resident of Windsor, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 28, 2014 by Danny Dawson. Rivas plead to an information filed by the State on March 24, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Rivas is required to pay a $500 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $1,596.50 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Rivas violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

In addition to being placed on probation, Rivas’ plea of guilty subjects her to her country of origin, which is Mexico.

3. Jody Don Leffew was convicted and sentenced to 12 months in the State Jail Division of TDCJ for the state jail felony offense of forgery.

Leffew, 44-year-old resident of Clarendon, was arrested on March 25, 2014, 2014 for the offense that took place Sept. 16, 2013 in Donley County.

Leffew plead to an information filed by the State on Sept. 25, 2014. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Leffew is required to pay $488 in and court costs and $935.62 restitution.

Carson County Grand Jury Indicts Five

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

The Grand Jury of Carson County met on Sept. 30, 2014 and indicted five persons.

Hugh Anderson Cordell was indicted for the second degree felony of Indecency with a Child which occurred on June 1, 2013.

Natalie Sue Daniells was indicted for the State Jail Felony of Burglary of a Building and the State Jail Felony of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle which occurred on May 16, 2014.

Shanice Rachelle Smith was indicted for the second degree felony of Sexual Assault of a Child and the third degree Prohibited Sexual conduct that occurred on May 11, 2014.

Bounmy Somchay was indicted for third degree Assault Family Violence by Choking on April 6, 2014.

Jared Villasenor was indicted for the second degree charge of Money Laundering on Aug. 9, 2012.

Donley County District Court Hears Plea

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Clarendon – On Thursday, Sept. 17, 2014, one plea took place in Donley County, Texas.

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. Kendrick Shurone Johnson was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Johnson pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Johnson, 33-year-old resident of Oskay, Miss., was arrested in Carson County by DPS Trooper Joseph Shafer for the offense that took place Sept. 12, 2012 and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Aug.7, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Johnson is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $1,273.68 restitution, and complete 200 hours of community service. If Johnson violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

Hall County District Court Hears Two Pleas

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Memphis – On Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, two 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.

A total of $2,000 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Sept. 2. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $762 in court costs and $6,800.01 in restitution.

1. Christopher Lee Heath was convicted and sentenced to 16 months in the State Jail Division of TDCJ for the state jail felony offense of theft of a firearm.

Heath, 25-year-old resident of Memphis, was arrested in Hall County on Aug. 16, 2014 for the offense by Memphis Police Chief Chris Jolly. Heath pleaded to an information filed by the State on Aug. 29, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Heath is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Hall County, $381 in and court costs.

2. Maribel Camacho Gonzales was placed on probation for a period of five years for the state jail felony offense of theft. Gonzales pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Gonzales, 43-year-old resident of Tulia, was arrested in Hall County for the offense that took place Jan. 1, 2010. Gonzales, the former Hall County Tax Assessor / Collector, was investigated by Texas Ranger Bo Brown for theft over several years that occurred while she was performing her duties in that capacity.

Gonzales pleaded to an information filed by the State on Aug. 29, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Gonzales is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Hall County, $381 in court costs, $6,800.01 restitution to Hall County, and complete 100 hours of community service. If Gonzales violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

Collingsworth County District Court Hears Four Pleas

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Wellington – On Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, four 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 $7,000 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Sept. 2. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $1,528.50 in court costs and $7,168 in restitution.

1. Ray Garcia was convicted and sentenced to five years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the third degree felony offense of failure to register as a sex offender.

Garcia, 45-year-old resident of Wellington, was arrested in Collingsworth County on May 30, 2014 for the offense that took place May 8, 2014 by Collingsworth Sheriff Kent Riley.

“Sheriff Riley does an excellent job in monitoring the sex offenders who reside in this county and makes sure they follow through with all registration requirements,” said Inman. “Making sure all registered sex offenders comply with reregistering, so we know where they are living, is a crucial step in protecting the children of this community.”

Garcia was indicted by a Collingsworth County Grand Jury on June 24, 2014 for two separate offenses of failure to register as a sex offender. Garcia was also indicted on the state jail felony offense of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information.

2. Garcia was also convicted and sentenced to 16 months in the State Division of TDCJ for the state jail felony offense of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Garcia is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Collingsworth County and $752 in and court costs.

3. Dustin Cole Castillo was placed on probation for a period of four years for the second degree felony offense of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. Castillo pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Castillo, 20-year-old resident of Wellington, was arrested in Collingsworth County for the offense that took place May 18, 2014, and was indicted by a Collingsworth County Grand Jury on June 24, 2014. DPS Trooper Darik Heider was the lead investigating officer on this case.

“Trooper Heider is a young trooper in this area who completed an outstanding, thorough investigation that lead to this successful plea to a very serious felony offense that almost cost the lives of two young adults from this district,” said Inman.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Castillo is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Collingsworth County, $376 in court costs, $6,372.00 restitution, and complete 300 hours of community service. If Castillo violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

4. Mark McGuffin was placed on probation for a period of five years for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. McGuffin pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

McGuffin, 49-year-old resident of Bloomfield, N.M., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Sept. 1, 2012 by DPS Trooper Chad Baize. McGuffin was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Aug. 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, McGuffin is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $400.50 in court costs, $796 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If McGuffin violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.