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Donley County District Court Hears Two Pleas

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Clarendon – On Thursday, March 6, 2014, two pleas took place which resulted in convictions.

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 $5,500 in fines were assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on March 6. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $1,065 in court costs and
$140 in restitution.

Larry Mario Jaramillo, a 39-year-old resident of Lelia Lake, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 35 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On Sept. 20, 2012, Jaramillo originally pleaded guilty to the first degree felony offense of aggravated sexual assault of a child that occurred on April 1, 2012, in Donley County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Dec. 12, 2013, alleging two violations of community supervision.

Jaramillo is also required to pay $689 in court costs to Donley County and a $5,000 fine.

2. Colten Michael Bradham, a 21-year-old resident of Wellington, 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 the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On June 17, 2013, Bradham originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance that occurred on Dec. 29, 2012, in Collingsworth County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on November 4, 2013, alleging nine violations of community supervision.

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

Childress County Grand Jury Indicts Eight

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

The Childress County Grand Jury of the 100th Judicial District Court met on March 4, 2014 and indicted eight persons on 11 charges.

Indicted are:
1. Muhnad T. Alshammari for Money Laundering 3rd degree on Nov. 19, 2013;

2. Tawan Sekou Jordan for Possession of Marijuana 3rd degree on Oct. 31, 2013;

3. Ramiro Duran Jr. for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity 3rd degree on Dec. 23, 2013;
4. Brittany Kaye Grimes for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity 3rd degree on Dec. 23, 2014;

5. Christopher Lee Sookraj for the offenses of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child 1st degree, Sexual Assault of a Child 2nd degree, Sexual Assault of a Child 2nd degree and Sexual Assault of the Child 2nd degree, all on Nov. 25, 2013;

6. Curtis Clinton Yount for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child 1st degree on May 28, 2011;

7. Manuel Salina for Assault Family Violence 3rd degree on Oct. 10, 2013; and

8. Jacob Israel Martinez for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity 3rd degree on Dec. 23, 2013.

Childress County Distict Court Hears 15 Pleas

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Childress – On Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, 15 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 $39,000 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Feb. 25. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $6,057 in court costs and $1,540 in restitution.

1. Michael Don Eudy was convicted and sentenced to four years in the Institutional Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the third degree felony offense of fraud.

Eudy, 37-year-old resident of Wellington, was arrested in Randall County for the offense that took place Sept. 12, 2013 in Childress County. Eudy was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Jan.ZZ 13, 2014.
The case was initially made by Childress Police Officer Chad Ware, with Detective Landon Johnson assisting.

“The Childress PD made an excellent case against a person who was committing these fraudulent prescriptions for hydrocodone in multiple jurisdictions,” said Inman. “Their excellent investigation led to the justice and punishment he received pursuant to this plea.”

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Eudy is required to pay $390.50 in court costs.

2. David John Ludd was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana. Ludd pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Ludd, 25-year-old resident of Sacramento, Calif., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Nov. 15, 2013 by Childress Patrolman and K-9 Unit Coy Teichelman. Ludd pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Feb. 3, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Ludd is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Ludd violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

3. Leah Denise Freeman was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Freeman pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Freeman, 47-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place May 27, 2012 by Childress Police Corporal Jerrald Johnson. Freeman was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Dec. 11, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Freeman is required to pay a $500 fine to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Freeman violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

4. Shawn Gabriel Range was placed on probation for a period of four years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Range pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Range, 45-year-old resident of Golden Valley, Ariz., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Oct. 23, 2013 by Teichelman. Range pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Feb. 3, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Range is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Range violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

5. Milton Tony Greene was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Greene pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Greene, 45-year-old resident of Shreveport, La., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Oct. 23, 2013 by Teichelman. Greene pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Feb. 3, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Greene is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Greene violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

6. Stanley L. Martin was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Martin pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Martin, 45-year-old resident of Las Vegas, Nev., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place April 14, 2013 by Coy Teichelman. Martin pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 4, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Martin is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Martin violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

7. Eric G. Rodriguez was placed on probation for a period of four years for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Rodriguez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Rodriguez, 20-year-old resident of McKinney, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Nov. 5, 2013 by Childress County Deputy and K-9 Unit Kenneth Arant. Rodriguez pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Feb. 3, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Rodriguez is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Rodriguez violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

8. Mathew Frank Marques was placed on probation for a period of five years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Marque pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Marques, 24-year-old resident of Beverly Hills, Fla., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Oct. 21, 2013 by Teichelman. Marques pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Feb. 3, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Marques is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Marques violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

9. Marlon Austere Cortez was placed on probation for a period of eight years for the second degree felony offense of sexual assault of a child. Cortez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Cortez, 21-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Oct. 17, 2013 by Childress Police Detective Landon Johnson. Cortez was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Jan. 13, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Cortez is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, successfully complete 300 hours of community service, and register as a sex offender. If Cortez violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

10. Russell John Brydon was placed on probation for a period of one year for the Class A misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana. Brydon pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Brydon, 63-year-old resident of Dallas, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Nov. 2, 2013 by Childress County Deputy Lisa Gonzalez. Brydon pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Feb. 3, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Brydon was required to pay an upfront fine of $4,000 to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, and $140 restitution. If Brydon violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Carson County Jail.

11. Cecil Earl Hardy was placed on probation for a period of two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana. Hardy pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Hardy, 39-year-old resident of Los Angeles, Calif., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Sept. 21, 2013 by Teichelman. Hardy pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Nov. 21, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Hardy was required to pay an upfront fine of $4,000 to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service. If Hardy violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Carson County Jail.

12. Jessique Agnes Vidal Negrete was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana. Negrete pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Negrete, 28-year-old resident of Sacramento, Calif., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Nov. 15, 2013 by Teichelman. Negrete pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Feb. 3, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Negrete is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Negrete violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

13. Jeremy Lee Brown-Brannon, a 22-year-old resident of Childress, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 14 months in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On April 3, 2012, Brown-Brannon originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance that occurred on April 2, 2012, in Childress County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Oct. 23, 2013, alleging eight violations of community supervision.
Brown-Brannon is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Childress County, a $1,000 fine, and $140 in restitution.

14. Ricardo Santiago-Velasco was placed on probation for a period of eight years for the second degree felony offense of sexual assault of a child. Santiago-Velasco pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Santiago-Velasco, 22-year-old resident of Amarillo, was arrested in Wheeler County for the offense that took place Aug. 11, 2013 in Donley County. Santiago-Velasco was indicted by a Donley County Grand Jury on Jan. 27, 2014.
The case was investigated by Texas Ranger Bo Brown, out of Childress, Texas.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Santiago-Velasco is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Donley County, $614 in court costs, successfully complete 300 hours of community service, and register as a sex offender. If Santiago-Velasco violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

15. Travis L Kimbell was placed on probation for a period of four years for the state jail felony offense of endangering a child. Kimbell pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Kimbell, 47-year-old resident of Turkey, was arrested in Hall County for the offense that took place Jan. 10, 2014 by Hall County Deputy Chris Palmitier. Kimbell pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Feb. 24, 2014.

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

Carson County District Court Meets

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Panhandle – On Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, 26 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 $162,700 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Feb. 20, of which $10,200 was paid on the date of the plea. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $8,314 in court costs and $3,220 in restitution.

1. Rogdrick Keith Banks was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Banks pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Banks, 31-year-old resident of San Jose, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place June 21, 2013 by DPS Trooper Danny Nunez. Banks pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 22, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Banks is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Banks violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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

Juras, 34-year-old resident of North Fork, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 14, 2013 by DPS Trooper Josh Allen. Juras pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Feb. 14, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Juras is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Juras violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

3. Jacob Austin Kropp was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Kropp pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Kropp, 22-year-old resident of Fresno, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place June 19, 2013 by Nunez. Kropp pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 22, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Kropp is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Kropp violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

4. Xuan Nhut Le was placed on probation for a period of two years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Le pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Le, 33-year-old resident of San Jose, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Aug. 22, 2013 by Officer Danny Dawson. Le pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 8, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Le is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Carson County upfront, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Le violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

5. Donald Lewis Schrein was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Schrein pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Schrein, 71-year-old resident of Modesto, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place April 30, 2013 by Nunez. Schrein was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Jan. 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Schrein is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Schrein violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

6. Ketphet Phengphong was placed on probation for a period of four years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Phengphong pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Phengphong, 49-year-old resident of Fresno, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Sept. 25, 2013 by DPS Trooper Ben Dollar, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 22, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Phengphong is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Phengphong violates probation, she could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

7. Ta Nang Silanachai was placed on probation for a period of four years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Silanachai pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Silanachai, 47-year-old resident of Menifee, CA, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Sept. 25, 2013 by Dollar, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 22, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Silanachai is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Silanachai violates probation, she could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

8. Charles Arthur Shenk was placed on probation for a period of five years for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Shenk pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Shenk, 64-year-old resident of Long Beach, CA, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Oct. 1, 2013 by DPS Trooper Aaron Tarnutzer, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 22, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Shenk is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Shenk violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

9. Aida Cruz Duran was placed on probation for a period of two years for the second degree felony offense of unlawful use of a criminal instrument. Duran pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Duran, 49-year-old resident of Eloy, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place April 26, 2013 by DPS Trooper Jimmy Chatfield, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 9, 2013.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Duran is required to pay a $500 fine to Carson County and $276 in court costs. If
Duran violates probation, she could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

10. Jimmie Charles Johnson was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Johnson pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Johnson, 61-year-old resident of Pampa, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place June 5, 2013 by Carson County Deputy J.C. Blackburn, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 9, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Johnson is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Johnson violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

11. Michele Nowakowski 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. Nowakowski pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Nowakowski, 48-year-old resident of Hesperia, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Sept. 27, 2013 by Dollar, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 22, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Nowakowski is required to pay a $30,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Nowakowski violates probation, she could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

12. Briceida Villanueva-Noriega 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. Villanueva-Noriega pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Villanueva-Noriega, 30-year-old resident of Phoenix, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place May 31, 2013 by Dawson, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 9, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Villanueva-Noriega is required to pay a $15,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Villanueva-Noriega violates probation, she could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

13. Alejandro Garcia 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. Garcia pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Garcia, 28-year-old resident of Los Ranchos, N.M., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Sept. 13, 2013 by Dollar, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 22, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Garcia is required to pay a $10,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Garcia violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

14. Carlos Vasquez was convicted and sentenced to five years in the Institutional Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Vasquez, 25-year-old resident of Albuquerque, N.M., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Sept. 13, 2013 by Dollar and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Nov. 6, 2013.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Vasquez is required to pay $370 in court costs and $140 restitution.

15. Keith Zachary Jones was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Jones pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Jones, 46-year-old resident of San Francisco, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place June 20, 2013 by Dollar, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 9, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Jones is required to pay a $10,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Jones violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

16. Fernando Hermosillo Nunez was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Nunez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Nunez, 23-year-old resident of Louisville, Ky., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 8, 2012 by DPS Sergeant Oscar Esqueda, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 15, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Nunez is required to pay a $15,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Nunez violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

17. Michael John Davis was placed on probation for a period of eight years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Davis pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Davis, 36-year-old resident of Tucson, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Sept. 17, 2013 by Nunez, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 22, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Davis is required to pay a $8,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $280 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Davis violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

18. Davis was also placed on probation for a period of five years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana. Davis pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense. Davis pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 8, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Davis is required to pay $336 in court costs. If Davis violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

19. Frenchshell Roshan Williams was placed on probation for a period of eight years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Williams pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Williams, 40-year-old resident of Temple, Texas, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Feb. 21, 2012 by DPS Trooper Jay Stone, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 9, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Williams is required to pay a $8,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $280 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Williams violates probation, she could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

20. Williams was also placed on probation for a period of five years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana. Williams pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense. Williams pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 9, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Williams is required to pay $336 in court costs. If Williams violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

21. Michael Dennis Sanpedro was placed on probation for a period of five years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Sanpedro pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Sanpedro, 41-year-old resident of Tecuseh, Okla., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Oct. 21, 2013 by DPS Trooper Max Honesto, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 22, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Sanpedro is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Sanpedro violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

22. Josue Salvador 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, 32-year-old resident of Perris, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place March 9, 2013 by Honesto, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 9, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Valencia is required to pay a $20,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully 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.

23. Armando Delgado Bertheola was placed on probation for a period of two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of unlawful use of a criminal instrument. Bertheola pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Bertheola, 41-year-old resident of Palm Desert, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place March 31, 2013 by Dawson. Bertheola pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 8, 2013.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Bertheola was required to pay an upfront fine of $4,000 to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Bertheola violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Carson County Jail.

24. Andrew Charles Wyatt Jr. was placed on probation for a period of two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana. Wyatt pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Wyatt, 33-year-old resident of Wichita, Kan., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Nov. 17, 2013 by Allen. Wyatt pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 24, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Wyatt was required to pay an upfront fine of $1,000 to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Wyatt violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Carson County Jail.

25. Jared James Young was placed on probation for a period of two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana. Young pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Young, 20-year-old resident of Hot Springs, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Oct. 4, 2013 by Honesto. Young pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 20, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Young was required to pay an upfront fine of $1,200 to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Young violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Carson County Jail.

26. Brandon David Goodwin was placed on probation for a period of five years for the state jail felony offense of endangering a child. Goodwin pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Goodwin, 25-year-old resident of Clarendon, was arrested in Donley County for the offense that took place July 27, 2013. Goodwin was indicted by a Donley County Grand Jury on Nov. 12, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Goodwin is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Donley County, $478 in court costs, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Goodwin violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

Carson County District Court Hears 15 Pleas

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Panhandle – On Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, 15 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 $64,000 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Feb. 10. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $4,740 in court costs and $2,773.38 in restitution.

1. Devonte Deshun Hardaway was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in the Institutional Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the second degree felony offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Hardaway, 20-year-old resident of Clarendon, was arrested in Donley County for the offense that took place Nov. 3, 2013 by Donley County Deputy Sonny Marasco.

Hardaway was indicted by a Donley County Grand Jury on Jan. 27, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Hardaway is required to pay $398 in court costs.

2. Ryan James Hutchison was placed on probation for a period of two years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marihuana. Hutchison pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Hutchison, 34-year-old resident of Tulsa, Okla., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 29, 2013 by DPS Trooper Ben Dollar, and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Jan. 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Hutchison was required to pay a fine of $10,000 to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Hutchison violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

3. Kristen Shana Peck was placed on probation for a period of four years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Peck pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Peck, 33-year-old resident of Claremore, Okla., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 29, 2013 by Dollar, and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Jan. 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Peck was required to pay a fine of $2,000 to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Peck violates probation, she could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

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

Schleicher, 21-year-old resident of Douglas, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 13, 2013 by Officer Danny Dawson, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Feb. 10, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Schleicher was required to pay a fine of $5,000 to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service.
If Schleicher violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

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

Truong, 31-year-old resident of San Jose, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 22, 2013 by DPS Trooper Darrin Bridges. Truong was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Jan. 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Truong is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Truong violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

6. Phuong Tuan Phan was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Phan pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Phan, 31-year-old resident of Fishers, Ind., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 22, 2013 by Bridges. Phan was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Jan. 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Phan is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Phan violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

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

Dibenedetto, 41-year-old resident of Las Vegas, Nev., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Nov. 19, 2011 by DPS Trooper Jimmy Chatfield. Dibenedetto was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Jan. 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Dibenedetto is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Dibenedetto violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

8. Marie Lynn Chaney was placed on probation for a period of six years for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Chaney pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Chaney, 23-year-old resident of Colorado Springs, Colo., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Oct. 22, 2012 by DPS Trooper Trevor Dillard. Chaney pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 11, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Chaney is required to pay a $6,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $522.98 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If
Chaney violates probation, she could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

9. Brandon Michael Beard was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Beard pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Beard, 29-year-old resident of Interlochen, Mich., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Aug. 7, 2013 by DPS Trooper Josh Allen. Beard pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 8, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Beard is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Beard violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

10. Robert Anthony Carey was placed on probation for a period of four years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Carey pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Carey, 55-year-old resident of Everett, Wash., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place July 15, 2012 by Dollar. Carey was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Jan. 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Carey is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Carey violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

11. Alycia Leah Geis was placed on probation for a period of two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of unlawful use of a criminal instrument. Geis pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Geis, 23-year-old resident of North Canton, Ohio, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place June 9, 2013 by Dillard. Geis pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 8, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Geis was required to pay an upfront fine of $4,000 to Carson County, $276 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Geis violates probation, she could face up to one year in the Carson county jail.

12. Ryan Allen Mumford, a 38-year-old resident of Winston Salem, N.C., pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for a period of ten years.

On Sept. 14, 2010, Mumford originally pleaded guilty to the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana that occurred on June 19, 2010, in Carson County.

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

Mumford is also required to pay $321 in court costs to Carson County, a $6,000 fine, and $140 in restitution.

13. Brian Richard Castello was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated 3rd or more.

Castello, 28-year-old resident of Liberty, Texas, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Nov. 12, 2012 by Carson County Deputy J.C. Blackburn. Castello was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on May 9, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Castello is required to pay $470 in court costs, a $3,000 fine, and $140 restitution.

14. Dwight Lynn Harrill was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Harrill pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Harrill, 65-year-old resident of Dallas, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Feb. 16, 2012 by DPS Sergeant Oscar Esqueda, and was later indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Oct. 4, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Harrill is required to pay a $10,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Harrill violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

15. Michael Galovich, a 26-year-old resident of Arnold, Mo., pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 12 months in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

On Oct. 3, 2008, Galovich originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of money laundering that occurred on Oct. 1, 2008, in Carson County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Sept. 29, 2010, alleging nine violations of community supervision.

Galovich is also required to pay $313 in court costs to Carson County, a $2,000 fine, and $570.40 in restitution.

Clawson Sentenced 18 Years For Burglary By Collingsworth County District Court

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Wellington – On Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, four pleas took place which resulted in one conviction and three deferred adjudications.

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 $8,000 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Feb. 4. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $1,433.50 in court costs and $280 in restitution.

1. Tony Edward Clawson was convicted and sentenced to 18 years in the Institutional Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the second degree felony offense of burglary of a habitation.

Clawson, 48-year-old resident of Shamrock, was arrested in Collingsworth County for the offense that took place Sept. 15, 2013 by Collingsworth County Chief Deputy Kent Riley. Clawson was indicted by a Collingsworth County Grand Jury on Nov. 15, 2013.

“This was an excellent investigation conducted by Deputy Riley who was able to recover some of the stolen property that was taken from the victims,” said Inman.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Clawson is required to pay $376 in court costs.

2. Jose Alberto Cadena was placed on probation for a period of six years for the second degree felony offense of burglary of a habitation. Cadena pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Cadena, 35-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place July 7, 2013 by Childress Police Officer Brandon Freeze. Cadena was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Dec. 11, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Cadena is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Cadena violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

3. Stacy Peck was placed on probation for a period of five years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marihuana. Peck pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Peck, 44-year-old resident of Oklahoma City, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 16, 2013 by Officer Danny Dawson. Peck pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 31, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Peck is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and complete 300 hours of community service. If Peck violates probation, she could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

4. Derrell Wayne Boren was placed on probation for a period of five years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marihuana. Boren pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Boren, 57-year-old resident of Amarillo, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 16, 2013 by Dawson and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 31, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Boren is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and complete 300 hours of community service. If Boren violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

McWilliams Indicted By Hall County Grand Jury

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

The Grand Jury for Hall County indicted Guy Timothy McWilliams on Jan. 21, 2014 for third degree theft. McWilliams was arrested for theft on Jan. 4, 2010.

Collingsworth County District Court Pleas Result In Deferred Adjudications

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Wellington – On Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, two pleas took place which resulted in deferred adjudications.

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. Lonnie Hugh Needham III was placed on probation for a period of five years for the second degree felony offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Needham pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Needham, 39-year-old resident of Wellington, was arrested in Collingsworth County for the offense that took place June 15, 2013 by Collingsworth County Deputy James Ward. Needham pleaded guilty after being indicted by a Collingsworth Grand Jury on Nov. 15, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Needham is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Collingsworth County, $376 in court costs, and complete 300 hours of community service. If Needham violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

There was a deadly weapon finding made by the Court, which would require Needham to be incarcerated for at least 50 per cent of his sentence if adjudicated.

2. Tye Nathan Ticer was placed on probation for a period of six years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance that was enhanced to a second degree felony. Ticer pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Ticer, 42-year-old resident of Lubbock, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Oct. 2, 2013 by Childress County Deputy Kenneth Arant. Ticer pleaded guilty to a complaint filed by the State on November 21, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Ticer is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and complete 300 hours of community service. If Ticer violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

Hall County District Court Sentences Two

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Memphis – On Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, three pleas took place which resulted in one deferred adjudication and two convictions.

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. Lee Adam De La Cruz was convicted and sentenced to five years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the third degree felony offense of continuous violence against family.

On Thursday, Jan. 16, the victim to the continuous assault family violence testified to the ongoing abusive relationship between her and De La Cruz.

“Our victim was very fortunate to not be seriously injured during the ongoing abuse by this perpetrator,” said Inman. “Once notified of the assaults, the Memphis police department conducted a prompt investigation that protected this victim from her assailant from any other serious assaults.”

De La Cruz was arrested in Hall County for the offense that took place Oct. 8, 2013 by Memphis Police Officer Graham Carter. De La Cruz pleaded to an information filed by the State on Jan. 16, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, DeLaCruz is required to pay $376 in court costs.

2. Arnold Cedio Montoya was also placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated 3rd or more. Montoya pleaded guilty and was convicted to ten years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ but the sentence was probated for a period of three years.

Montoya was arrested in Hall County for the offense that took place June 15, 2012 by Hall County Deputy Jared Johnson. Montoya was indicted by a Hall County Grand Jury on Jan. 14, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Montoya is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Hall County, $376 in court costs, $140 restitution, successfully complete 200 hours of community service, and all DWI requirements under Chapter 49. If Montoya violates his probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ.

3. Bradley Kent Byars was placed on probation for a period of one year for the Class A Misdemeanor offense of deadly conduct. Byars pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Byars, 54-year-old resident of Memphis, was arrested in Hall County for the offense that took place June 12, 2013 by Carter. Byars was indicted by a Hall County Grand Jury on Dec. 13, 2013.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Byars was required to pay an upfront fine of $2,000 to Hall County and $376 in court costs. If Byars violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Hall County Jail.

Hall County District Court Hears Five Pleas

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Memphis – On Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, five pleas took place in Hall 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 $6,500 in fines were assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Jan. 16. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $1,889 in court costs and $464.24 in restitution.

1. Delfino Fidel Escalante, a 31-year-old resident of Memphis, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 20 months in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On June 24, 2013, Escalante originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of possession of marihuana in a drug free zone that occurred on March 13, 2013, in Hall County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Nov. 19, 2013, alleging seven violations of community supervision.

Escalante pleaded true to the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to 20 months. Escalante is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Hall County and a $1,000 fine.

2. Victor Martinez, a 20-year-old resident of Memphis, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 14 months in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

On Aug. 19, 2011, Martinez originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of credit card abuse that occurred on March 11, 2011, in Hall County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Sept. 13, 2013, alleging eight violations of community supervision.

Martinez pleaded true to the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to 14 months. Martinez is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Hall County, a $2,500 fine, and $184.24 restitution.

3. Martinez was also sentenced to five years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the third degree felony offense of deadly conduct that occurred in Hall County on June 9, 2013 after being arrested by Hall County Deputy James Palmitier. Martinez pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 16, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Martinez is required to pay $376 in court costs.

4. Joshua Ray Brown-Brannon, a 27-year-old resident of Childress, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 14 months in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

On Dec. 3, 2012, Brown originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance that occurred on Oct. 5, 2012, in Childress County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Jan. 13, 2014, alleging six violations of community supervision.

Brown pleaded true to the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to 14 months. Brown-Brannon is also required to pay $385 in court costs to Childress County, a $1,500 fine, and $140 in restitution.

5. Lee Adam De La Cruz, a 29-year-old resident of Memphis, pleaded not true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate. The court then held a contested adjudication hearing and De La Cruz was convicted and sentenced to 24 months in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On April 1, 2013, De La Cruz originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance that occurred on Feb. 26, 2013, in Hall County.

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

De La Cruz pleaded not true to the violations contained in the State’s motion.

The State then called numerous witnesses during the adjudication hearing. One of the testifying witnesses was the ex-girlfriend of De La Cruz who testified she had been assaulted numerous times while De La Cruz was on felony probation.

De La Cruz was sentenced to the maximum punishment allowed, which was 24 months. DeLaCruz is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Hall County, a $1,500 fine, and $140 restitution.