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Wellington – On Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 five pleas took place which resulted in two convictions and three deferred adjudications.

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 Stuart Messer presiding.

A total of $12,500 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Nov. 8. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $1,889.50 in court costs and $700 restitution.

1. Justin Dale Ellis was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Ellis pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Ellis, 31-year-old resident of Wellington, was arrested in Collingsworth County on June 5, 2012, by DPS Trooper Fred Heard and pleaded guilty to a complaint and information filed by the State on Oct. 18, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Ellis is required to pay a $1,500 fine to Collingsworth County, is also required to pay $376 in court costs and $140 restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service. If Ellis violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ.

2. Robert Lynn Estridge, a 27-year-old resident of Austin, was convicted and placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.

Estridge pleaded guilty for the offense that took place on Sept. 2, 2012 and was sentenced to ten years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for three years.

Estridge pleaded guilty to a complaint filed by the State on Oct. 18, after being arrested in Childress County by DPS Trooper Todd Cummins.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Estridge is required to pay a fine of $3,000 to Childress County, $376 in court costs, $140 restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service.

3. Alejandro Gamboa was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Gamboa pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Gamboa, 36-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County on June 12, 2012, by Jarod Dill with the Childress PD and pleaded guilty to a complaint filed by the State on Oct. 18, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Gamboa is required to pay a $1,500 fine to Childress County, and is also required to pay $385.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service. If Gamboa violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ.

4. Ricky Bang Ngo was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Ngo pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Ngo, 36-year-old resident of San Jose, Calif., was arrested in Hall County on March 30, 2012, by DPS Trooper Todd Cummins and pleaded guilty to a complaint filed by the State on Oct. 18, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Ngo is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Hall County, and is also required to pay $376 in court costs, $140 restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service. If Ngo violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ.

5. Cristobal Gonzales, a 31-year-old resident of Memphis, was convicted and placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of evading arrest.

Gonzales pleaded guilty for the offense that took place on July 4, 2012 and was sentenced to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for three years.

Gonzales pleaded guilty to a complaint filed by the State on Oct. 18, after being arrested in Hall County by Hall Police Chief Chris Jolly.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Gonzales is required to pay a fine of $4,000 to Hall County, $376 in court costs, and complete 100 hours of community service.