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Childress – On Monday, Oct. 25, 12 pleas took place in the 100th Judicial District Court in the Childress County Courthouse.

Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, along with Assistant District Attorneys Harley Caudle and Greg Buckley, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas, with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.

1. Cody John Mayo pleaded true and was convicted for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Mayo was sentenced to 14 years in the Institutional Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).

Mayo, 25 from Paducah, was arrested in Childress on Dec. 6, 2014 in Childress County. Mayo pleaded to an information filed by the State.

The state filed its motion to adjudicate on Dec. 13, 2017, alleging five violations of community supervision. Mayo pleaded true to the allegations.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Mayo is also required to pay a $5,000 fine, $400.50 in court costs and $180 restitution.

2. Lynda Soyla Ceballos, 34 from Childress, was sentenced to 17 months in the State Jail Division of TDCJ for the state jail felony offense of debit card abuse.

Ceballos was arrested on Dec. 4, 2018 by Collingsworth County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Arnold. Ceballos originally pleaded guilty on Nov. 18, 2019. The State filed its motion to adjudicate Aug. 18, alleging 20 violations of community supervision.

Ceballos was also required to pay a $250 fine, $376 in court costs, and $1,736.62 in restitution.

3. Christopher Lamont Jones pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of deadly conduct.

Jones, 46 from Childress, was arrested by Childress Police Officer Jessie Zuniga on Jan. 15, 2017. Jones was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Sept. 18, 2017.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Jones is also required to pay a $4,000 fine to Childress County, $340 in court costs and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Jones violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Childress County jail.

4. Andrew Anthony Gomez, Jr. pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for five years for the third degree felony offense of assault on a public servant.
Gomez, 32 from San Antonio, was arrested by Childress Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Gillem for the offense that took place on May 21, 2021. Gomez was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on July 20, 2021.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Gomez is also required to pay a $1,000 fine to Childress County, $340 in court costs and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Gomez violates probation, he could face up to ten years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ.

5. Rebekah Danielle Castillo pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of unlawful use of a criminal instrument.

Castillo, 21 from Childress, was arrested by Childress Police Officer Matthew Bradley on April 1, 2021. Castillo pleaded to an information filed by the State on May 20, 2021.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Castillo is also required to pay a $4,000 fine to Childress County, $340 in court costs, $180 restitution and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Castillo violates probation, she could face up to one year in the Childress County jail.

6. Jeremiah Lee De Leon pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.
De Leon, 25 from Wichita Falls, was arrested by Zuniga on May 12, 2021. De Leon pleaded to an information filed by the State on Oct. 19, 2021.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, De Leon is also required to pay a $2,500 fine to Childress County, $340 in court costs, $180 lab fee and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If De Leon violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ.

7. Tatum Latham Lindsey pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for three years for the third degree felony offense of tampering with physical evidence.
Lindsey, 26 from Stillwater, Okla., was arrested by Childress Police Officer Daniel Hill on Sept. 12, 2021. Lindsey pleaded to an information filed by the State on Oct. 20, 2021.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Lindsey is also required to pay a $500 fine to Childress County, $340 in court costs, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Lindsey violates probation, he could face up to ten years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ.

8. Reynaldo Longoria Jr. pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for three years for the third degree felony offense of assault family violence enhanced.
Longoria, 28 from Childress, was arrested by Zuniga on May 21, 2019. Longoria was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Dec. 17, 2019.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Longoria is also required to pay a $500 fine to Childress County, $390 in court costs, successfully complete 200 hours of community service and attend anger management. If Longoria violates probation, he could face up to ten years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ.

9. Isaiah Daniel Torrez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.
Torrez, 23 from Pasadena, was arrested by DPS Trooper Robert Varner on Jan. 2. Torrez pleaded to an information filed by the State on May 20, 2021.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Torrez is also required to pay a $2,500 fine to Childress County, $340 in court costs, $180 lab fee, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Torrez violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ.

10. Preston Wayne Havens pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for four years for three counts of the second degree felony offense of failure to comply with sex offender registration.

Havens, 56 from Clarendon, was arrested by DPS Criminal Investigations Division Jerrad Norman for the offenses that took place on June 29, 2020, Sept. 30, 2020, and Dec. 30, 2020. Havens was indicted on Sept. 20 by a Donley County Grand Jury.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Havens is also required to pay a $1,000 fine to Donley County, $1,464 in court costs and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Havens violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ on all three separate charges.

11. Simon Arcivar pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of deadly conduct.

Arcivar, 40 from Childress, was arrested by Childress Police Officer Timothy Pyle on Jan. 26, 2020. Arcivar pleaded to an information filed by the State on March 17, 2021.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Arcivar is also required to pay a $4,000 fine to Childress County, $340 in court costs and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Arcivar violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Childress County jail.

12. Rafael Antonio Del Valle pleaded true and was convicted for the third degree felony offense of credit card abuse of the elderly. Del Valle was sentenced to four years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ.

Del Valle, 19 from Cleveland, was arrested by Childress Police Officer Chris Palmitier on Feb. 13, 2020 in Childress County. Del Valle was indicted by a Childress Grand Jury on Aug. 17, 2020.
The state filed its motion to adjudicate on June 10, alleging eight violations of community supervision. Del Valle pleaded true to the allegations.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Del Valle is also required to pay a $2,000 fine, $340 in court costs, and $150 restitution.