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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.

Childress County District County Hears 16 Pleas

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Childress – On Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, 16 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. Jose Alberto Cadena pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt and was sentenced to 14 years in the Institutional Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the second degree felony offense of burglary of a habitation.

On Feb. 4, 2014, Cadena originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on July 7, 2013, in Childress County.

The State filed the motion on Dec. 11, 2014, alleging 14 violations of community supervision.

Cadena is also required to pay $385.50 in court costs to Childress County and a $2,000 fine.

2. David Leroy Hargrove, Jr. was convicted and sentenced to six years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the third degree felony offense of unlawful possession of a firearm.

Hargrove, 34-year-old resident of Claude, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Dec. 4, 2014 by Corporal Matthew Bradley with Childress PD, and pleaded to a complaint filed by the State on Jan. 12, 2015.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Hargrove is required to pay $400.50 in court costs.

3. Richard Michael Taylor was convicted and placed on probation for a period of five years for the state jail felony offense of burglary of a building.

Taylor, 29-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place May 12, 2014 by Officer Miranda Holt with Childress PD, and was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Aug. 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Taylor is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Childress County, $400.50 in court costs, $2,419.65 restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service.

4. Maria Beatrice Martinez was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of forgery. Martinez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Martinez, 27-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place April 21, 2014. Martinez was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Aug. 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Martinez is required to pay a $500 fine to Childress County, $400.50 in court costs, $1,059 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Martinez violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

5. Jodi Chlo Moore pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt and was sentenced to 12 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 Dec. 3, 2012, Moore originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on Nov. 10, 2012, in Childress County.

The State filed the motion on Nov. 25, 2014, alleging five violations of community supervision.

Moore is also required to pay $385.50 in court costs to Childress County, a $1,000 fine, and $140 restitution.

6. Lorenzo Patrick Lee was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of engaging in organized criminal activity. Lee pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Lee, 29-year-old resident of Arnett, Okla., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place August 15, 2014 by Toby Brazee with the Childress PD. Lee pleaded to an information filed by the State on January 8, 2015.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Lee is required to pay a $500 fine to Childress County, $400.50 in court costs, $620.92 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Lee violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

7. Pete Pedro Salinas was convicted and placed on probation for a period of two years for the Class A Misdemeanor offense of Assault Family Violence.

Salinas, 35-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place July 16, 2014 by Todd Gambol with Childress PD, and was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Oct. 3, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Salinas is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Childress County, $400.50 in court costs, and complete 100 hours of community service.

8. Jacklyn Sue Woods was placed on probation for a period of five years for the third degree felony offense of prohibited substance in a correctional facility. Woods pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Woods, 24-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Dec. 30, 2014 by Childress County Deputy and K-9 Unit Kenneth Arant with the Childress County Sheriff’s Office. Woods pleaded to an information filed by the State on Jan. 12, 2015.

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

9. Brittany Kaye Grimes pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt and was sentenced to 14 months in the State Jail Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the state jail felony offense of forgery.

On June 9, 2014, Grimes originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on Dec. 23, 2013, in Childress County.

The State filed the motion on Jan. 6, 2015, alleging 10 violations of community supervision.

Grimes is also required to pay $400.50 in court costs to Childress County, a $500 fine, and $1,506.68 restitution.

10. Terry Wayne Cash was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of theft. Cash pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Cash, 49-year-old resident of Amarillo, was arrested in Donley County for the offense that took place December 15, 2014 by Sheriff Butch Blackburn. Cash pleaded to an information filed by the State on Jan. 9, 2015.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Cash is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Donley County, $488 in court costs, $750 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Cash violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

11. Lionel Ray Harris was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of theft. Harris pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Harris, 52-year-old resident of Amarillo, was arrested in Donley County for the offense that took place Dec. 15, 2014 by Blackburn. Harris pleaded to an information filed by the State on Jan. 9, 2015.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Harris is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Donley County, $488 in court costs, $750 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Harris violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

12. Ruben Joe Cruz was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Cruz pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Cruz, 32-year-old resident of Wellington, was arrested in Collingsworth County for the offense that took place Sept. 10, 2014 by Collingsworth County Deputy Mike Warren. Cruz pleaded to an information filed by the State on Nov. 4, 2014.

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

13. Bridget Nicole Hanifin was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of violation of civil rights of person in custody. Hanifin pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Hanifin, 33-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Collingsworth County for the offense that took place June 1, 2014 by Texas Ranger Bo Brown. Hanifin was indicted by a Collingsworth County Grand Jury on Nov. 12, 2014.

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

14. Maria Leticia Lerma Guajardo was placed on probation for a period of two years for the Class A Misdemeanor offense of unlawful use of criminal instrument. Guajardo pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Guajardo, 50-year-old resident of Wellington, was arrested in Collingsworth County for the offense that took place Oct. 1, 2014 by Sheriff Kent Riley. Guajardo plead to an information filed by the State on Nov. 12, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Guajardo is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Collingsworth County, $376 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Guajardo violates probation, she could face up to one year in the County Jail.

15. Robbie Leahe Gonzales pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt and was sentenced to six years in the Institutional Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the third degree felony offense of assault against family member.

On July 24, 2014, Gonzales originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on May 26, 2014, in Collingsworth County.

The State filed the motion on Jan. 12, 2015, alleging one violation of community supervision.

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

16. Robbie Leahe Gonzales was also convicted and sentenced to six years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the third degree felony offense of escape.

Gonzales was arrested in Collingsworth County for the offense that took place Dec. 23, 2014 by Sheriff Kent Riley, and pleaded to an information filed by the State on Jan. 9, 2015.

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

Carson County Grand Jury Indicts Four

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Carson County’s Grand Jury met on Jan. 5, 2015 and indicted four on six charges.

Indicted were:
1. Jesus Velazco Castellanos for Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, 1st degree, on July 7, 2016.

2. William Ray Guthrie for Agravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Office, 1st degree; Evading Arrest, 3rd degree; and Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, State Jail Felony, on July 9, 2014;

3. Ryan John Kelley for Unlawful Possession of Firearm, 3rd degree, on Sept. 27, 2014; and

4. Rene Trancoso for Tampering with Evidence, 3rd degree, on Jan. 6, 2014.

Carson County Hear One Plea

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Panhandle– On Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, one plea took place in Carson County, Texas.

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

1. Timothy Robert Ramos was placed on probation for a period of six years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Ramos pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Ramos, 26-year-old resident of Oakdale, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place on Jan. 20, 2014 by DPS Trooper Max Honesto. Ramos pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 24, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Ramos was required to pay a fine of $6,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Ramos violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

Eight Pleas Heard By Donley County District Court

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Clarendon – On Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, eight 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.

1. Betty Jewellene Lewis pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was sentenced to 12 years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.

On Sept. 9, 2013, Lewis originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on April 7, 2013, in Childress County.

The State filed the motion on November 21, 2014, alleging six violations of community supervision.

Lewis is also required to pay $385.50 in court costs to Childress County, a $2,000 fine, and $140 in restitution.

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

Nunez, 27-year-old resident of Mexico, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Sept. 23, 2014 by DPS Trooper Danny Nunez. Nunez pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on December 19, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Nunez was required to pay a fine of $500 fine to Carson County, $276 in court costs, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Nunez violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

3. Shaun David Kennedy pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Revoke Community Supervision and was sentenced to 18 months in the State Jail Division of TDCJ for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.

On May 1, 2014, Kennedy originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on Nov. 24, 2012, in Childress County.

The State filed the motion on November 6, 2014, alleging nine violations of community supervision.

Kennedy is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Childress County and $180 in restitution.

4. Shaun David Kennedy also pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Revoke Community Supervision and was sentenced to seven years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the second degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated 3rd or more enhanced.

On May 1, 2014, Kennedy originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on Oct. 3, 2013, in Collingsworth County.

The State filed the motion on Nov. 6, 2014, alleging 11 violations of community supervision.

Kennedy is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Collingsworth County and a $5,000 fine.

5. Adam Lee Maddox was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana. Maddox pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Maddox, 27-year-old resident of Hot Sulphur Springs, Colo., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Nov.27, 2014 by Childress County K-9 Deputy Kenneth Arant. Maddox pleaded to an information filed by the State on Dec. 18, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Maddox is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Childress County, $400.50 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Maddox violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

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

Gulino, 41-year-old resident of Heldsburg, Calif., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Dec. 17, 2014 by Childress Police K-9 Officer Coy Teichelman, and pleaded to an information filed by the State on Dec. 18, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Gulino is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Childress County, $400.50 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Gulino violates probation, she could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

7. Jessica Leann Walker was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Walker pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Walker, 23-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Sept. 13, 2014 by Childress Police Officer Miranda Holt. Walker pleaded to an information filed by the State on Dec. 18, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Walker is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Childress County, $400.50 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Walker violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

8. Desiree Nicole Romero pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was sentenced to 14 years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana.

On Nov. 9, 2011, Romero originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on May 22, 2011, in Carson County.

The State filed the motion on Oct. 29, 2012, alleging six violations of community supervision.

Romero is also required to pay $296 in court costs to Carson County, a $5,000 fine, and $140 in restitution.

Four Pleas Heard In Childress County District Court

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Childress – On Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, four pleas took place in Childress 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. Steven Raydan Gibson was convicted for the Class A misdemeanor offense of assault family violence and was sentenced to time served in the Childress County Jail for four days.

Gibson, 33-year-old of Childress, was arrested by Childress Police Detective Landon Johnson on June 18, 2013 and was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Dec.11, 2013.

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

2. Ramiro Duran Jr was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of forgery. Duran pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Duran, 25-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Dec. 23, 2013 by Childress Police Officer Jarod Dill. Duran was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on March 4, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Duran is required to pay a $500 fine to Childress County, $400.50 in court costs, $1,506.68 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Duran violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

3. J.C. Jerl Kelley was placed on probation for a period of five years for the first degree felony offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a public servant. Kelley pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Kelley, 57-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place June 8, 2014 by Childress Police Sergeant Jerrald Johnson and Officer Miranda Holt. Kelley was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Oct. 3, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Kelley is required to pay a $250 fine to Childress County, $400.50 in court costs, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Kelley violates probation, he could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

4. Kelley was also placed on probation for a period of five years for the same first degree felony offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a public servant.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Kelley is required to pay a $400.50 in court costs. If Kelley violates probation, he could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

Childress County Hears 10 Pleas

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Childress – On Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, 10 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. Deonse Dontay Blackwell was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Blackwell pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Blackwell, 26-year-old resident of Las Vegas, Nev., was arrested in Donley County for the offense that took place Sept. 23, 2014 by DPS Trooper Darrin Bridges. Blackwell pleaded to an information filed by the State on Nov. 14, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Blackwell is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Donley County, $488 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Blackwell violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

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

Morgan, 34-year-old resident of Las Vegas, Nev., was arrested in Donley County for the offense that took place Sept. 23, 2014 by Bridges. Morgan pleaded to an information filed by the State on Nov. 14, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Morgan is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Donley County, $488 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Morgan violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional
Division of the TDCJ.
3. Darolyn Sue Nelson was placed on probation for a period of two years for the third degree felony offense of fraud. Nelson pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Nelson, 59-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested for the offense that took place April 16, 2014. Nelson pleaded to an information filed by the State on Sept. 10, 2014. Jennifer Baxter with the Attorney General Office’s Medicaid Fraud Division investigated the case against Nelson.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Nelson is required to pay a $500 fine to Collingsworth County, $376 in court costs, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Nelson violates probation, she could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

4. Nedra Ann Youell was placed on probation for a period of five years for the third degree felony offense of theft. Youell pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Youell, 39-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested for the offense that took place Jan. 1, 2009. Youell was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Oct. 3, 2014. This case was investigated by Childress Police Detective Landon Johnson.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Youell is required to pay a $500 fine to Childress County, $400.50 in court costs, and also paid $77,500 in restitution on the date of the plea, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Youell violates probation, she could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

“Our goal in this case, and all other theft cases, was to make restitution to the victim as quickly as possible, said Inman. “In this case, the hospital, along with all Childress County taxpayers was the victim and I feel confident that obtaining the restitution upfront was the best way we could reach our goal.”

5. Thomas Neal Beck was convicted for the State Jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for a period of three years.

Beck, 41-year-old of Childress, was arrested by Childress Police Sergeant Jerrald Johnson on June 30, 2014 and pleaded to an information filed by the State on Nov. 12, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea Beck is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Childress County, $400.50 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service.

6. Beverly Kate Jara pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Revoke Community Supervision and was sentenced to 10 months in the State Jail Division of TDCJ for the state jail felony offense of driving while intoxicated with a child passenger.

On April 9, 2012, Jara originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on Nov. 23, 2011, in Hall County.

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

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

7. Anna Marie Gularte was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Gularte pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Gularte, 41-year-old resident of Wilmington, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place July 12, 2014 by DPS Trooper Danny Nunez. Gularte plead to an information filed by the State on Sept. 8, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Gularte is required to pay a $10,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Gularte violates probation, she could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

8. Gularte was also placed on probation for a period of ten years for the third degree felony offense of money laundering. Gularte pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Gularte is required to pay $276 in court costs. If Gularte violates probation, she could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

9. Veronica Ramos Delgado was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Delgado pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Gularte, 35-year-old resident of Wilmington, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place July 12, 2014 by Nunez. Delgado plead to an information filed by the State on Sept. 8, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Delgado is required to pay a $10,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Delgado violates probation, she could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

10. Delgado was also placed on probation for a period of ten years for the third degree felony offense of money laundering. Gularte pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Delgado is required to pay $276 in court costs. If Delgado violates probation, she could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

Carson County District Court Hears 17 Pleas

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Panhandle – On Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, 17 pleas took place in Carson County, Texas.

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

1. Felix Rene Sanchez was convicted for the state jail felony offense of burglary of a building. Sanchez pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 months in the State Jail Division of TDCJ for the offense.

Sanchez, 18-year-old resident of Memphis, was arrested by Memphis Police Officer Chris Stone in Hall County for the offense that took place Sept. 4, 2014. Sanchez pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Dec. 8, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Sanchez was required to pay $381 in court costs.

2. Wilson Duane Thomas was convicted and placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.

Thomas, 42-year-old resident of Reydon, Okla., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Oct. 13, 2013 by Carson County Deputy J.C. Blackburn, and pleaded to an information filed by the State on March 25, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Thomas is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $370 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 200 hours of community service.

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

Brown, 38-year-old resident of Everett, Wash., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 20, 2014 by DPS Trooper Ben Dollar. Brown pleaded to an information filed by the State on May 5, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Brown is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Carson County upfront, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Brown violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

4. Juan Antonio Rios was placed on probation for a period of eight years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Rios pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Rios, 23-year-old resident of Las Vegas, Nev., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place May 16, 2014 by DPS Trooper Josh Allen, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on June 23, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Rios is required to pay a $8,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 400 hours of community service. If Rios violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

5. Joshua Allen Brown was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of theft. Brown pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Brown, 19-year-old resident of Panhandle, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Feb. 27, 2014 by Panhandle Police Chief Sace Hardman. Brown was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Aug. 7, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Brown is required to pay a $500 fine to Carson County, $276 in court costs, $5,649 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Brown violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

6. Paul Anthony Zupan was placed on probation for a period of four years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marihuana. Zupan pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Zupan, 61-year-old resident of Red Lodge, Mont., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place July 9, 2014 by Dollar, and pleaded to an information filed by the State on Sept. 8, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Zupan is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Zupan violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

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

Ayala, 23-year-old resident of San Francisco, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place July 17, 2014 by Dollar, and pleaded to an information filed by the State on Sept. 8, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Ayala is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Ayala violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

8. Luis Carlos Garcia-Peinado was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Garcia pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Garcia, 22-year-old resident of Arleta, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place July 6, 2014 by DPS Trooper Danny Nunez, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Sept. 8, 2014.

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

9. Alfredo Cortez Mora was placed on probation for a period of five years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana. Mora pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Mora, 18-year-old resident of Pampa, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place July 12, 2014 by Panhandle Police Officer Lyle Denny. Mora pleaded to an information filed by the State on Nov. 3, 214.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Mora is required to pay $336 in court costs and $180 restitution. If Mora violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

10. Mora was also placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Mora pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Mora was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Sept. 11, 2014 by Blackburn. Mora pleaded to an information filed by the State on Dec. 9, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Mora is required to pay a $10,000 fine, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 400 hours of community service. If Mora violates probation, he could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

11. Deborah Eliza Ellerkamp was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Ellerkamp pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Ellerkamp, 34-year-old resident of Oreland, Pa., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place August 28, 2014 by Dollar. Ellerkamp pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Nov. 3, 2014.

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

12. Shari Lynn Kelley was placed on probation for a period of four years for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Kelley pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Kelley, 59-year-old resident of Phoenix, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Aug. 26, 2014 by Nunez, and pleaded to an information filed by the State on Nov. 3, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Kelley is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Kelley violates probation, she could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ

13. Juan Pablo Luis-Serna was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Luis-Serna pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Luis-Serna, 22-year-old resident of Phoenix, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Sept. 18, 2014 by DPS Trooper Josh Allen. Luis-Serna pleaded to an information filed by the State on Nov. 4, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Luis-Serna is required to pay a $15,000 fine, $336 in court costs, $191.60 restitution, and complete 400 hours of community service. If Luis-Serna violates probation, he could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

14. Abel Angel Luis-Serna was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Luis-Serna pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Luis-Serna, 23-year-old resident of Phoenix, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Sept.18, 2014 by Allen. Luis-Serna pleaded to an information filed by the State on Nov. 4, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Luis-Serna is required to pay a $15,000 fine, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 400 hours of community service. If Luis-Serna violates probation, he could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

15. Jose Manuel Bejar was placed on probation for a period of eight years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Bejar pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Bejar, 29-year-old resident of Oxnard, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Aug. 21, 2014 by DPS Trooper Max Honesto. Bejar pleaded to an information filed by the State on Nov. 21, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Bejar is required to pay a $8,000 fine, $336 in court costs, $486.95 restitution, and complete 400 hours of community service. If Bejar violates probation, he could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

16. Juan Pablo Robles was placed on probation for a period of eight years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Robles pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Robles, 31-year-old resident of Juarez, Mexico, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Nov. 15, 2014 by Nunez. Robles pleaded to an information filed by the State on Dec. 9, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Robles is required to pay a $8,000 fine, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 400 hours of community service. If Robles violates probation, he could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

17. Dejan Rakic was convicted for the Class A misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana. Rakic pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three days in the Carson County Jail, time served for the offense.

Rakic, 23-year-old resident of Memphis, Tenn., was arrested by Dollar in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 18, 2013. Rakic pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 24, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Rakic was required to pay an upfront fine of $3,000 to Carson County, $370 in upfront court costs, and $180 in upfront restitution.

Two Contested Cases Heard In Carson County District Court

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Panhandle– On Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, one contested hearing took place in Carson 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. Kimeele Carolyn Black-Thomas pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt and was sentenced to 20 months in the State Jail Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana.

On June 4, 2012, Black-Thomas originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on July 16, 2011, in Carson County.

The State filed the motion on May 28, 2013, alleging five violations of community supervision.

Black-Thomas is also required to pay $331 in court costs to Carson County, a $2,500 fine, and $140 restitution.

2. Lindsay Theresa Albright pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt and was sentenced to 12 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 Oct. 23, 2013, Albright originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on June 2, 2013, in Donley County.

The State filed the motion on Oct. 27, 2014, alleging six violations of community supervision.

Albright is also required to pay $448 in court costs to Donley County, a $1,000 fine, and $140 restitution.