8 years ago

Wellington– On Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, three pleas took place which resulted all in convictions. Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, assisted by Greg Buckley, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas with the Honorable Judge Dan Mike Bird presiding by assignment.

1. Shirley Jones, 63-year-old resident of Amarillo, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On Nov. 13, 2007, Jones originally pleaded guilty to the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance that occurred on Dec. 15, 2004, in Donley County.

The State filed the first amended motion to adjudicate on June 18, 2012, alleging two violations of community supervision.

Jones pleaded true to violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to 20 years in the TDCJ. Jones is also required to pay $361 in court costs to Donley County, $140 restitution, and a $1,500 fine.

2. James Albert Lawson Jr. pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to ten years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on two charges.

On Jan. 3, 2005, Lawson, originally pleaded guilty to the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance that occurred on June 26, 2003, in Carson County and the third degree felony offense of failure to appear that occurred on April 26, 2004.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Aug. 6, 2012, alleging three violations of community supervision.

Lawson pleaded true to violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to 10 years in the TDCJ. Lawson is also required to pay $637 in court costs to Carson County, $140 restitution, and a $10,000 fine.