Panhandle – On Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, three pleas took place which resulted in one conviction and two deferred adjudications.
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 $19,000 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Sept. 20. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $1,527 in court costs and $140 restitution.
1. Pedro Romero-Vega was convicted of the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Romero-Vega was convicted and sentenced to ten years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for ten years.
Romero-Vega, 29-year-old resident of Anaheim, Calif. pleaded guilty to the offense that took place July 21, 2012 in Carson County after being arrested by Department of Public Safety Trooper Trevor Dillard. Romero-Vega pleaded guilty to a complaint filed by the State on Sept. 19, 2012.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Romero-Vega was required to pay $365 in court costs, a $10,000 fine, and $140 restitution. Romero-Vega’s plea of guilty could result in his deportation to his country of origin, Mexico.
2. Nicholas Ryan Clubb was placed on probation for a period of five years for the second degree felony offense of burglary of a habitation. Clubb pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.
Clubb, 27-year-old resident of Hedley, Texas was arrested in Donley County for the offense that took place March 9, 2012 and was indicted by a Donley County Grand Jury on June 27, 2012. The burglary cases were investigated by the Donley Chief Deputy Randy Bond, and was assisted by James Palmateer from the Memphis Police Department.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Clubb is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Donley County, and is also required to pay $473 in court costs, and complete 100 hours of community service. If Clubb violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in TDCJ.
3. Larry Mario Jaramillo was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Jaramillo pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.
Jaramillo, 38-year-old resident of Lelia Lake, was arrested in Donley County for the offense that took place April 1, 2012 and was indicted by a Donley County Grand Jury on June 27, 2012. The sexual assault investigation was conducted by Donley County Sheriff Butch Blackburn.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Jaramillo is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Donley County, and is also required to pay $689 in court costs, and complete 100 hours of community service. If Jaramillo violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in TDCJ.