Childress – On Monday, July 16, 2012, four pleas took place which resulted in two convictions and two deferred adjudications.
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 $3,000 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on July 16. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $1,498 in court costs and $2,098 restitution.
1. Tammy K Davis 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 Feb. 1, 2010, Davis originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of securing execution of document by deception that occurred on Jan. 10, 2008, in Hall County.
The State filed the motion to adjudicate on June 21, 2012, alleging one violation of community supervision.
Davis, 48-year-old, pleaded true to violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to twenty months in the TDCJ. Davis is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Hall County, $1,958 restitution, and a $1,000 fine.
2. Alfonso Flores Salinas was convicted of the Class B Misdemeanor offense of Driving While Intoxicated. Salinas was convicted and sentenced to three days in the Childress County Jail.
Salinas, 39-year-old resident of Childress, originally pleaded to the felony offense of driving while intoxicated with a child passenger with a stipulation of being required to wear a SCRAM device on his ankle for a one-year period.
The SCRAM device monitors any alcohol intake by the person wearing the device, according to Inman.
“This device is a great tool for first-time alcohol related offenders that genuinely want to get back on the right path,” said Inman. “This defendant complied with a tough program for over a year and received a conviction to a lesser-included offense.”
Salinas was arrested by Department of Public Safety Trooper Riley Barham. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Salinas was required to pay $360.50 in court costs upfront.
3. Jose Leondro Longoria was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Longoria pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.
Longoria, 26-year-old resident of Quanah was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Feb. 15, 2012, by James Ward with the Childress Police Department, and pleaded guilty to a complaint and information filed by the State on June 13, 2012.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Longoria is required to pay a $500 fine to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service. If Longoria violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ.
4. Eric Daniel Bennett was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of burglary of a building. Bennett pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.
Bennett, 20-year-old resident of Memphis was arrested in Hall County for the offense that took place April 11, 2012, and pleaded guilty to a complaint and information filed by the State on July 16, 2012.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Bennett is required to pay a $1,500 fine to Hall County, $376 in court costs, and complete 100 hours of community service. If Bennett violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ.