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Wellington – On Wednesday, May 1, 2013, four pleas took place which resulted in three convictions and one deferred adjudication.

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 May 1. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $1,504 in court costs and $140 restitution.

1. Adrian Granados pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Revoke and was sentenced to seven years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On Feb. 4, 2013, Granados, a 23-year-old resident of Wellington, originally pleaded guilty to the third degree felony offense of unlawful possession of a firearm that occurred on Dec. 6, 2012, in Collingsworth County.

The State filed the motion to revoke on April 23, 2013, alleging seven violations of community supervision.

Granados pleaded true to one of the violations contained in the State’s motion in an agreed plea and was sentenced to seven years. Granados is also required to pay $376 in court costs and a $2,500 fine to Collingsworth County.

2. Nelson Saucedo-Garza was convicted for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Saucedo-Garza pleaded guilty for the offense that took place on Feb.16, 2013 and was sentenced to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for a period of two years.

Saucedo-Garza, 30-year-old resident of Wellington, was arrested by Kent Riley and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on April 1, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Saucedo-Garza is required to pay a $500 fine, $376 in court costs to Collingsworth County, $140 restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service. This plea of guilty could result in the deportation of Saucedo-Garza to his country of origin, Mexico.

3. Anthony Smith was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of deadly conduct. Smith pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Smith, 19-year-old resident of Wellington, was arrested in for the offense that took place Dec. 11, 2012 and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on April 30, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Smith is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Collingsworth County, $376 in court costs, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Smith violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

4. Frank Sepeda III pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to six years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On Dec. 5, 2012, Sepeda, a 26-year-old resident of Memphis, originally pleaded guilty to the third degree felony offense of assault family violence that occurred on Feb. 14, 2012, in Hall County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Feb. 27, 2013, alleging three violations of community supervision.

Sepeda pleaded true to all of the violations contained in the State’s motion in an agreed plea and was sentenced to six years. Sepeda is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Hall County and a $2,000 fine.