9 years ago

Clarendon – On Monday, March 4, 2013, nine pleas took place which resulted in four convictions and five deferred adjudications.

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 $11,000 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on March 4. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $3,958.50 in court costs and $1,082.95 in restitution.

1. John L. Louis was convicted for the second degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated enhanced. Louis pleaded guilty for the offense that took place on Jan. 2, 2013 and was sentenced to 18 years in TDCJ.

Louis, 44-year-old resident of Clarendon, was arrested by Department of Public Safety Trooper Chad Simpson. Louis pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 4, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Louis is required to pay a $1,000 fine, $140 restitution, and $558 in court costs to Donley County.

Louis also pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Revoke and was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for two, third degree felonies.

On Jan. 24, 2011, Louis, 44-year-old resident of Clarendon, originally pleaded guilty to the third degree felony offense of assault against a public servant and driving while intoxicated, third or more, that occurred on Nov. 3, 2010, in Donley County.

The State filed the motion to revoke on Jan. 30, 2013, alleging four violations of community supervision.

Louis pleaded true to violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to 10 years in Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Louis is also required to pay $941 in court costs to Donley County and a $2,000 fine.

2. Bianca Marisol Saenz was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Saenz pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.
Saenz, 22-year-old resident of Clarendon, was arrested in Hall County for the offense that took place Feb. 19, 2013 by Memphis Chief of Police Chris Jolly. Saenz pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Feb. 28, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Saenz is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Hall County, $376 in court costs, $140 in restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Saenz violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

3. Toby Don Wages was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Wages pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Wages, 31-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Aug. 3, 2012 by Childress Police Officer Coy Teichelman. Wages pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 18, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Wages is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, $140 in restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Wages violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

4. Cory Lee Johnsen was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the second degree felony offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Johnsen pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Johnsen, 33-year-old resident of Howardwick, was arrested in Donley County for the offense that took place Oct. 31, 2012 and was indicted by a Donley County Grand Jury on Jan. 22, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Johnsen is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Donley County, $473 in court costs, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Johnsen violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

5. Chad Michael Sanchez pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 14 months in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On April 9, 2012, Sanchez, 24-year-old resident of Clarendon, originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of theft of brass that occurred on Dec. 15, 2011, in Donley County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Jan. 30, 2013, alleging nine violations of community supervision.

Sanchez pleaded true to violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to 14 months in State Jail Division of the TDCJ. Sanchez is also required to pay $473 in court costs to Donley County, a $1,500 fine, and $522.95 restitution.

6. Tyler Lane Cantu was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance and the third degree felony offense of assault against family member. Cantu pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for both offenses.

Cantu, 18-year-old resident of Wellington, was arrested in Collingsworth County for the offense that took place Jan. 11, 2013 by Collingsworth County Deputy Larry Ashurst. Cantu pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Feb. 28, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Cantu is required to pay a $500 fine to Collingsworth County, $752 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Cantu violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.