8 years ago

Panhandle – On Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 six pleas took place which resulted in four convictions and two 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 $22,000 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Nov. 14. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $2,073 in court costs and $280 restitution.

1. Crystal Antoiney Shoaf, 24-year-old resident of Glenwood, Calif., pleaded not true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 50 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On Jan. 4, 2010, Shoaf originally pleaded guilty to the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance that occurred on June 16, 2009, in Carson County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on March 19, 2012, alleging seven violations of community supervision.

Shoaf pleaded not true to all of the violations contained in the State’s motion. A contested hearing ensued where the

State called the 100th Judicial District Community Supervision and Correction Department Director Becky Fuller.

Fuller testified that Shoaf did not comply with any of the conditions of probation and Fuller recommended that she not remain on probation.

“Our probation department does an excellent job in supervising local defendants, as well as individuals who are transferred to another state,” said Inman. “If any probationer commits a new offense anywhere, they will be letting our office know so we can move forward on their case.”

Shoaf testified that she was convicted of loitering in California and it was only a misdemeanor offense.

The conviction in California was loitering, with intent to commit prostitution, according to Inman.

After all the evidence and arguments were heard, Messer sentenced Shoaf to 50 years in the TDCJ for the probation violations. Shoaf is also required to pay $327 in court costs to Carson County.

2. Christopher Michael Pierce, 25-year-old resident of Magalia, Calif., pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to five years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On May 31, 2011, Pierce originally pleaded guilty to the third degree felony offense of possession of marihuana that occurred on Feb. 12, 2011, in Carson County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on June 19, 2012, alleging six violations of community supervision.

Pierce pleaded true to violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to five years in the TDCJ. Pierce is also required to pay $296 in court costs to Carson County and a $5,000 fine.

3. Endi Chavez Munoz, 32-year-old resident of Oklahoma City, Okla., pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Revoke Community Supervision and was convicted and sentenced to two years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On April 27, 2009, Munoz originally pleaded guilty to the third degree felony offense of possession of marihuana that occurred on Nov. 13, 2008, in Carson County.

The State filed the motion to revoke on Aug. 27, 2012, alleging six violations of community supervision.

Munoz pleaded true to violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to two years in the TDCJ. Munoz is also required to pay $313 in court costs to Carson County and a $7,000 fine.

4. Maria Narcisa Villanueva, 27-year-old resident of Medicine Lodge, Kan., pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Revoke Community Supervision and was convicted and sentenced to 18 months in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On July 28, 2009, Villanueva originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of driving while intoxicated with a child passenger that occurred on May 23, 2009, in Carson County.

The State filed the motion to revoke on Aug. 11, 2011, alleging six violations of community supervision.

Villanueva pleaded true to violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to18 months in the TDCJ. Villanueva is also required to pay $363 in court costs to Carson County and a $2,000 fine.

5. Anthony Oneill Ramirez was placed on probation for a period of four years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marihuana. Ramirez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Ramirez, 29-year-old resident of Katy, Texas was arrested in Carson County on June 15, 2012, by DPS Trooper Danny Nunez and pleaded guilty to a complaint and information filed by the State on Sept. 26, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Ramirez is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Carson County, and is also required to pay $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and complete 200 hours of community service. If Ramirez violates probation, he could face up to ten years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ.

6. Carolyn Emily Hicks was placed on probation for a period of four years for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Hicks pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Hicks, 27-year-old resident of Nevada was arrested in Donley County on Oct. 30, 2012, by Donley County Deputy Vincent Marasco and pleaded guilty to a complaint and information filed by the State on Nov. 14, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Hicks is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Donley County, and is also required to pay $443 in court costs, $140 restitution, and complete 200 hours of community service. If Hicks violates probation, she could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ.