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Jerome Flemons Gets 40 Years For Aggravated Sexual Assault Of Child

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Childress– On Friday, a Childress County jury found 36-year-old Jerome Flemons, of Vernon, guilty of the first degree felony offense of aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14.

At the conclusion of the three-day jury trial, the jury sentenced Flemons to 40 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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.

“The jury decided in favor of the State today on a tough case dealing with the most horrific subject matter, a sexual assault of a child under the age of 14,” said Inman. “My office, our victim and victim’s family members appreciate their verdict, sentence, and service in one of the most difficult cases to prosecute.”

Flemons was arrested by Childress Police Department Detective Sergeant Landon Johnson for the offense on May 3, 2014.

Over the three day trial, the State called four witnesses. The victim was called first, followed by McKenzie Price with the Bridge Advocacy Center and Michelle Isham, a registered nurse from Northwest Texas Hospital and SANE nurse.

Detective Johnson was the last witness to testify for the State.

“While all of our witnesses did exceptional on the stand, including our child victim, Detective Johnson’s investigation and testimony in this case allowed us to achieve the result from the jury’s verdict today,” said Inman.

The offense date in the indictment was August 27, 2013. The child victim was nine years old at the time of the offense.

Flemons will not be eligible for parole until he has served at least half of his sentence, due to the nature of the seriousness of the crime he was convicted for.

Donley Country District Court Gives Two Deferred Adjudication

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Clarendon – On Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, two 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. Justin Lane Rose was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Rose pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Rose, 26-year-old resident of Dallas, was arrested in Donley County for the offense that took place Dec. 30, 2013 by DPS Trooper Max Honesto. Rose was indicted by a Donley County Grand Jury on Nov. 13, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Rose was required to pay a fine of $3,000 fine to Donley County, $458 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Rose violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

2. Joseph Marvin Shadle was placed on probation for a period of two years for the Class A Misdemeanor offense of assault. Shadle pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Shadle, 34-year-old resident of Clarendon, was arrested in Donley County for the offense that took place Jan. 8, 2014 by Donley County Deputy Sonny Marasco. Shadle was indicted by a Donley County Grand Jury on June 25, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Shadle was required to pay a fine of $2,000 fine to Donley County, $398 in court costs, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Shadle violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Donley County Jail.

Donley County Grand Jury Indicts Two

Monday, January 26th, 2015

The Donley County Grand Jury met on Jan. 26, 2015 when it indicted two.

Indicted were Steven Wayne Kelley for Failure to Register as Sex Offender with Prior Conviction, 2nd degree on Nov. 24, 2014; and Jeremy Joseph Wooley-Wing for Money Laundering, 2nd degree on July 9, 2014.

Carson County District Court Hears Four Pleas

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Panhandle – On Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, four 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. Derek L. Duncan was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana. Duncan pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Duncan, 33-year-old resident of Grayson, Ky., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 18, 2015 by DPS Trooper Max Honesto. Duncan pleaded to an information filed by the State on Jan. 22, 2015.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Duncan 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 Duncan violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

2. Larry Steve Little was placed on probation for a period of two years for the third degree felony offense of money laundering. Little pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Little, 77-year-old resident of Tucson, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Sept. 9, 2014 by DPS Trooper Danny Nunez. Little pleaded to an information filed by the State on Dec. 23, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Little is required to pay a $500 fine to Carson County, $276 in court costs, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Little violates probation, he could face up to ten years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

3. Luis Lopez Najera was placed on probation for a period of two years for the third degree felony offense of money laundering. Najera pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Najera, 26-year-old resident of Cuahitemo, Mexico, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Sept. 23, 2014 by DPS Trooper Danny Nunez. Najera pleaded to an information filed by the State on Dec. 23, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Najera is required to pay a $500 fine to Carson County, $276 in court costs, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Najera violates probation, he could face up to ten years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

4. Angela Sue Brim was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of money laundering. Brim pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Brim, 25-year-old resident of Indianapolis, Ind., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Oct. 15, 2014 by DPS Trooper Max Honesto. Brim pleaded to an information filed by the State on Dec. 23, 2014.

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

Hall County Grand Jury Indicts four

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Hall County Grand Jury met on Jan. 20, 2015 and indicted four persons on five felony counts.

Indicted were:
1. Delores Lasheryl Drew for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, 2nd degree, on July 5, 2014.

2. Wallace Earl Johnson for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, 2nd degree, on July 5, 2014.

3. Dana Renee Sides for Forgery Against an Elderly Individual, 3rd degree, on Aug. 15, 2014.

4. Martin Aimsnza Torres, first count, for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, 1st degree; and second count, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, 2nd degree. Both counts took place on Nov. 19, 2014.

Collingsworth County Grand Jury Indicts One

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Collingsworth County Grand Jury met on Jan. 20, 2015 and indicted Taylor Joe Batenhorst for Assault Family Violence by Choking, 3rd degee. The offense took place on Oct. 26, 2010.

Collingsworth County District Court Hears Three Pleas

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Wellington – On Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, three pleas took place in Collingsworth 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. Bret Dwayne Mills pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was sentenced to 14 months in the State Jail Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.

On June 5, 2014, Mills originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on March 22, 2014, in Collingsworth County.

The State filed the motion on Jan. 6, 2015, alleging 12 violations of community supervision.
Mills is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Collingsworth County, a $1,500 fine, and $180 in restitution.

2. Sandy J. Armenta was placed on probation for a period of two years for the third degree felony offense of money laundering. Armenta pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Armenta, 59-year-old resident of Palm Dale, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 16, 2015 by Officer Danny Dawson. Armenta pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 19, 2015.

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

3. Adam Ryan Seymour was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the third degree felony offense of injury to a disabled person. Seymour pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Seymour, 36-year-old resident of Turkey, Texas, was arrested in Hall County for the offense that took place June 12, 2014 by Texas Ranger Bo Brown. Seymour pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 16, 2015.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Seymour was required to pay a fine of $2,000 fine to Hall County, $381 in court costs, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Seymour violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

Wade Sentenced To Eight Months By Childress County District Court

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Childress– On Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, one plea took place in Childress County, Texas.

Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, prosecuted the case for the State of Texas with the Honorable Judge Dan Mike Bird presiding by assignment.

1. Maya Tysha Wade pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt and was sentenced to eight months in the State Jail Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the state jail felony offense of criminal mischief.

On Oct. 22, 2007, Wade originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on May 11, 2007, in Childress County.

The State filed the motion on June 9, 2008, alleging four violations of community supervision.

Wade is also required to pay $350 in court costs to Childress County and $1,612.50 restitution.

Childress County Grand Jury Indicts Seven

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Childress County Grand Jury met on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 and indicted seven persons.

Indicted were:
1. Eduardo Yusset Avila for Fraudulent Possession of Identifying Information, 2nd degree, on Oct. 25, 2014.
2. Mark Wesley Clevenger for Unlawful Possession of Firearm, 3rd degree, on Dec. 1, 2014.
3. Isham Casey Evans for Possession of Controlled Substance, State Jail Felony (SJF), on Dec. 28, 2013.
4. Marcos Antonio Mendez-Aja for Fraudulent Possession of Identifying Information, 2nd degree and for Credit Card Abuse, SJF, on Oct. 25, 2014.
5. Mauela Gonzalez Salinas on Manslaughter, 2nd degree, on May 5, 2013.
6. Eric Todd Watkins on Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, SJF, on Aug. 15, 2014.

Childress County District Court Sentences Wade To Eight Months In TDCJ

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Childress– On Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, one plea took place in Childress County, Texas.
Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, prosecuted the case for the State of Texas with the Honorable Judge Dan Mike Bird presiding by assignment.

Maya Tysha Wade pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt and was sentenced to eight months in the State Jail Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the state jail felony offense of criminal mischief.

On Oct. 22, 2007, Wade originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on May 11, 2007, in Childress County.

The State filed the motion on June 9, 2008, alleging four violations of community supervision.

Wade is also required to pay $350 in court costs to Childress County and $1,612.50 restitution.