8 years ago

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. Tanner Dale Sims was convicted of the second degree felony offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Sims was convicted and sentenced to eight years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ.

Sims, 25-year-old resident of Childress, pleaded guilty to the offense that took place on Dec. 23, 2011 in Childress County after being investigated by Childress Police Department Officer Landon Johnson. Sims was later indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on May 7, 2012.

Sims was indicted on other felony charges on that date, including a possession of controlled substance where Childress PD Officer Jarod Dill, Lieutenant Ottis Garcia and Texas Ranger Jay Foster conducted a lengthy investigation tying Sims to the illegal controlled substance.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Sims was required to pay $360.50 in court costs.

2. Christopher Hughes, Jr., a 24-year-old resident of Childress, pleaded true to the allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt of Defendant and was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On Feb. 21, 2012, Hughes pleaded guilty to the second degree felony offense of sexual assault that occurred on Nov. 26, 2011, in Childress County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on June 21, 2012, alleging two violations of community supervision. One of the two allegations was a new evading arrest offense which occurred on May 31, 2012.

Hughes is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Childress County, and $376 in court costs.

3. Keith Best, a 20-year-old resident of Childress, pleaded true to the allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt of Defendant and was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On June 2, 2010, Best pleaded guilty to the second degree felony offense of arson that occurred on March 25, 2010, in Childress County. Best was indicted for several felony arson offenses on May 3, 2010.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Aug. 28, 2012, alleging one violation of community supervision. The allegation was a new felony offense of burglary of a building which occurred on July 15, 2012.

Best is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Childress County, restitution of $3,364.75, and $376 in court costs.

4. Jose Luis Villarreal was convicted and placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of driving while intoxicated with a child passenger.

Villarreal pleaded guilty for the offense that took place on Aug. 26, 2012 and was sentenced to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for three years.

Villarreal, 34-year-old resident of Childress, pleaded guilty to a complaint filed by the State Sept. 14, 2012 after being arrested by Johnson.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Villarreal is required to pay a fine of $2,500 to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, complete 100 hours of community service, and be under all DWI requirements under Chapter 49.

4. Reynaldo Longoria, Jr., a 19-year-old resident of Childress, pleaded true to the allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt of Defendant and was convicted and sentenced to six years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

On April 3, 2012, Longoria, pleaded guilty to the third degree felony offense of assault family violence that occurred on Jan. 11, 2012.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Aug. 2, 2012, alleging five violations of community supervision.

Longoria was also convicted of a class a misdemeanor in another pending revocation out of the 100th Judicial District. Longoria received 20 days in the county jail for that offense.

Longoria is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Childress County and $752 in court costs.

5. Maureen Natalie Villiers was placed on probation for a period of two years for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Villiers pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Villiers, 40-year-old resident of Milwaukie, Wis. was arrested in Childress County on Aug. 9, 2012, by DPS Trooper Chad Baize and pleaded guilty to a complaint and information filed by the State on Sept. 14, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Villiers is required to pay a $500 fine to Childress County, and is also required to pay $385.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and complete 300 hours of community service. If Villiers violates probation, she could face up to ten years in TDCJ. Villiers’ plea of guilty also subjects her to deportation to her country of origin, which is Jamaica.

6. Rudy Rudolfo Duran was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of credit card abuse. Duran pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Duran, 24-year-old resident of Estelline was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Jan. 2, 2011, by Childress PD Officer Shade Miller, and was later indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Oct. 6, 2011.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Duran is required to pay a $500 fine to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, $1,548.12 restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service. If Duran violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ.

7. Stephen Llamas was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Llamas pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Llamas, 29-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested on Sept. 6, 2012, by Childress PD Officer Coy Teichelman and pleaded guilty to a complaint and information filed by the State on Sept. 14, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Llamas is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Childress County, required to pay $385.50 in court costs, and complete 200 hours of community service. If Llamas violates probation, he could face up to ten years in TDCJ.

8. Edalber Ortuno-Pineda was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Ortuno-Pineda pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Ortuno-Pineda, 24-year-old resident of Antioch, Calif. was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Aug. 11, 2012, by Childress PD Officer Chad Ware.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Ortuno-Pineda is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service. If Ortuno-Pineda violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ.

9. Jorge Sanchez was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Sanchez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Sanchez, 27-year-old resident of Antioch, Calif. was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Aug. 11, 2012, by Ware.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Sanchez is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service. If Sanchez violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ

10. Jesus Luis Perez, a 25-year-old resident of Childress, pleaded true to the allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt of Defendant and was convicted and sentenced to six years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

On Jan. 10, 2011, Perez, pleaded guilty to the third degree felony offense of assault family violence that occurred on Oct. 10, 2010.

The State filed the motion to revoke on June 21, 2012, alleging four violations of community supervision.

The main allegation was a new felony offense of evading arrest in a motor vehicle, another third degree felony. Along with the plea of true to the allegations, Perez also pleaded guilty to the evading arrest that took placed on April 8, 2012.

Perez was arrested by Childress PD Officer Matthew Bradley and indicted by the Childress County Grand Jury on June 30, 2012.

Perez was convicted of both felony offenses and received six years to do on each offense.

Perez is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Childress County and $736.50 in court costs.

11. Harley Renee Echols was placed on probation for a period of four years for two felony offenses, both of which included burglaries. Echols pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offenses.

Echols, 19-year-old resident of Hedley, committed the first felony offense of burglary of a building, a state jail felony offense, on June 21, 2012. The second felony offense occurred on June 30, 2012, which was a second degree burglary of a habitation.

Donley County Sheriff Butch Blackburn and Deputy Jay Longan conducted the burglary investigations.

Echols pleaded guilty to a complaint and information filed by the State on Sept. 14, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Echols is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Donley County, required to pay $946 in court costs, $250 restitution, and complete 300 hours of community service. If Echols violates probation, she could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

12. Danielle Sandifer Moffitt aka Patricia Danielle Sandefur was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of forgery. Moffitt pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Moffitt, a resident of Clarendon, was arrested in Donley County for the offense that took place Aug. 15, 2012. Moffitt pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Sept. 17, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Moffitt is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Donley County, $473 in court costs, $3,950.65 in restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service. If Moffitt violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ.

13. Armando Romero was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marihuana. Romero pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Romero, was arrested in Hall County for the offense that took place June 30, 2011. Romero pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 27, 2011.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Romero is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Hall County, $376 in court costs, $140 in restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service. If Romero violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ.