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Memphis, Hall County, Texas June 21, 2012

Memphis – On Thursday, June 21, 2012, five pleas took place which resulted in 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 $7,750 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on June 21. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $1,874 in court costs and $4,860 restitution.

1. Kenny Ray Bennett was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Bennett pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Bennett, 31-year-old resident of Wellington, was arrested by Childress Department of Public Safety Trooper Roy Henry for the offense that took place Feb. 24, 2012, and pleaded guilty to a complaint filed by the State.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Bennett is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and complete 200 hours of community service. If Bennett violates probation, he could face up to ten years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ.

2. Richard Sterling Shepherd was placed on probation for a period of two years for the Class A Misdemeanor offense of unlawful use of a criminal instrument. Shepherd pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Shepherd, 26-year-old resident of Quanah was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Feb. 15, 2012, by Childress Police Officer James Ward, and pleaded guilty to a complaint and information filed by the State on June 13, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Shepherd is required to pay a $4,000 fine upfront, $360.50 in court costs, $280 restitution upfront, and must successfully complete 100 hours of community service.

3. Phillip Leo Torres Jr. aka Phillip Lee Torres Jr. was placed on probation for a period of eight years for the second degree felony offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Torres pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Torres, 44-year-old resident of Memphis, was arrested in Hall County by Corporal Robert Powell for the offense that took place on Jan. 28, 2012, and pleaded guilty to a complaint and information filed by the State on June 20, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Torres is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Hall County, $376 in court costs, successfully complete 300 hours of community service, and attend and complete anger management. If Torres violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Intuitional Division of TDCJ.

4. Dianna Encinia aka Dianna Molina was placed on probation for a period of four years for the state jail felony offense of forgery. Encinia pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for two counts.

Encinia, 38-year-old resident of Robstown, Texas was arrested in Hall County for the offense that took place on March 27, 2012 and April 16, 2012, by Estelline Police, Mike Warren, and pleaded guilty to a complaint and information filed by the State on June 21, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Encinia is required to pay a $250 fine to Hall County, $752 in court costs, $4,440 restitution, and complete 400 hours of community service. If Encinia violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ.