8 years ago

Panhandle – On Monday, June 4, 2012 ten pleas took place which resulted in one conviction and nine deferred adjudications.

Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, assisted by Scott Sherwood, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.

A total of $23,100 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on June 4 of which $1,000 was paid upfront to Carson County. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $3,071 in court costs and $1,259 restitution.

1. Nicole Lovell Patrick pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate. Patrick was convicted and sentenced to five years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On March 1, 2011, Patrick, 37-year-old resident of Casa Grande, Ariz., originally pleaded guilty to the third degree felony offense of possession of marihuana that occurred on Feb. 16, 2011, in Carson County. Patrick was arrested by DPS Trooper Jimmy Chatfield.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on March 19, 2012, alleging ten violations of community supervision. Patrick is also required to pay $321 in court costs to Carson County, a $3,000 fine, and $140 restitution.

2. Eric Robert Geller was placed on probation for a period of four years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marihuana. Geller pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Geller, 21-year-old resident of Raleigh, NC was arrested in Carson County on Jan. 15, 2012, by DPS Trooper Danny Nunez and pleaded guilty to a complaint and information filed by the State on May 22, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Geller is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County with $1,000 upfront, and is also required to pay $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and complete 200 hours of community service. If Geller violates probation, he could face up to ten years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ.

3. Charles Crawley was placed on probation for a period of four years for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Crawley pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Crawley, 52-year-old resident of Layton, Utah, was arrested in Carson County on Jan. 17, 2012, by DPS Trooper Trevor Dillard, and was later indicted y a Carson County Grand Jury on May 10, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Crawley is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Crawley violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Intuitional Division of TDCJ.

4. Kimeele Carolyn Black-Thomas was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marihuana. Black-Thomas pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Black-Thomas, 39-year-old resident of Dayton, KY was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place July 16, 2011, by DPS Trooper Oscar Esqueda, and was later indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on May 10, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Black-Thomas is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service. If Black-Thomas violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ.

5. Tromel Dean Lewis was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marihuana. Lewis pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Lewis, 32-year-old resident of Kansas City, Mo. was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place March 13, 2012, by Esqueda, and pleaded guilty to a complaint and information filed by the State on May 22, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Lewis is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service. If Lewis violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ.

6. James Allen Rivera was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of money laundering. Rivera pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Rivera, 37-year-old resident of Ecorse, MI was arrested in Carson County on May 4, 2011, by DPS Trooper Ben Dollar and was later indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on May 10, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Rivera is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Carson County, and is also required to pay $271 in court costs, and complete 200 hours of community service. If Rivera violates probation, he could face up to ten years in TDCJ.

7. Michael James Smith aka Micheal James Smith was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Smith pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Smith, 27-year-old resident of Pampa, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 10, 2011, by Panhandle Assistant Police Chief Taner Blackburn, and was later indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on May 10, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Smith is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service. If Smith violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ.

8. Toine Lamar Daniels was placed on probation for a period of five years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance and the state jail felony offense of money laundering. Daniels pleaded guilty for the offense that took place on Feb. 29, 2012, and was placed on deferred adjudication for both offenses.

Daniels, 31-year-old resident of Hephzibah, Ga., was arrested by DPS Trooper Casey Dawson and pleaded guilty to a complaint and information filed by the State on June 4, 2012 regarding the possession of a controlled substance, but was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on May 10, 2012 for the money laundering charge.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Daniels is required to pay a fine of $5,000 to Carson County, $140 restitution, $602 in court costs, and complete 200 hours of community service. If Daniels violates probation, he could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ.

9. Renee Jean Garner was placed on probation for a period of six months for the Class A Misdemeanor offense of theft. Garner pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Garner, 41-year-old resident of Panhandle, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 27, 2011 and was later indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on March 1, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Garner is required to pay a $100 fine, $222 in court costs, $279 restitution, and must successfully complete 50 hours of community service.