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Panhandle – On Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, 26 pleas took place in Carson County, Texas.

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 $162,700 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Feb. 20, of which $10,200 was paid on the date of the plea. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $8,314 in court costs and $3,220 in restitution.

1. Rogdrick Keith Banks was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Banks pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Banks, 31-year-old resident of San Jose, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place June 21, 2013 by DPS Trooper Danny Nunez. Banks pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 22, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Banks is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Banks violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

2. Eliot Lester Juras was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Juras pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Juras, 34-year-old resident of North Fork, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 14, 2013 by DPS Trooper Josh Allen. Juras pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Feb. 14, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Juras is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Juras violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

3. Jacob Austin Kropp was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Kropp pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Kropp, 22-year-old resident of Fresno, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place June 19, 2013 by Nunez. Kropp pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 22, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Kropp is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Kropp violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

4. Xuan Nhut Le was placed on probation for a period of two years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Le pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Le, 33-year-old resident of San Jose, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Aug. 22, 2013 by Officer Danny Dawson. Le pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 8, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Le is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Carson County upfront, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Le violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

5. Donald Lewis Schrein was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Schrein pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Schrein, 71-year-old resident of Modesto, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place April 30, 2013 by Nunez. Schrein was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Jan. 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Schrein is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Schrein violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

6. Ketphet Phengphong was placed on probation for a period of four years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Phengphong pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Phengphong, 49-year-old resident of Fresno, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Sept. 25, 2013 by DPS Trooper Ben Dollar, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 22, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Phengphong is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Phengphong violates probation, she could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

7. Ta Nang Silanachai was placed on probation for a period of four years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Silanachai pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Silanachai, 47-year-old resident of Menifee, CA, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Sept. 25, 2013 by Dollar, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 22, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Silanachai is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Silanachai violates probation, she could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

8. Charles Arthur Shenk was placed on probation for a period of five years for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Shenk pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Shenk, 64-year-old resident of Long Beach, CA, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Oct. 1, 2013 by DPS Trooper Aaron Tarnutzer, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 22, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Shenk is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Shenk violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

9. Aida Cruz Duran was placed on probation for a period of two years for the second degree felony offense of unlawful use of a criminal instrument. Duran pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Duran, 49-year-old resident of Eloy, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place April 26, 2013 by DPS Trooper Jimmy Chatfield, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 9, 2013.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Duran is required to pay a $500 fine to Carson County and $276 in court costs. If
Duran violates probation, she could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

10. Jimmie Charles Johnson was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Johnson pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Johnson, 61-year-old resident of Pampa, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place June 5, 2013 by Carson County Deputy J.C. Blackburn, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 9, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Johnson is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Johnson violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

11. Michele Nowakowski was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Nowakowski pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Nowakowski, 48-year-old resident of Hesperia, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Sept. 27, 2013 by Dollar, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 22, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Nowakowski is required to pay a $30,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Nowakowski violates probation, she could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

12. Briceida Villanueva-Noriega was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Villanueva-Noriega pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Villanueva-Noriega, 30-year-old resident of Phoenix, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place May 31, 2013 by Dawson, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 9, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Villanueva-Noriega is required to pay a $15,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Villanueva-Noriega violates probation, she could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

13. Alejandro Garcia was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Garcia pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Garcia, 28-year-old resident of Los Ranchos, N.M., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Sept. 13, 2013 by Dollar, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 22, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Garcia is required to pay a $10,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Garcia violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

14. Carlos Vasquez was convicted and sentenced to five years in the Institutional Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Vasquez, 25-year-old resident of Albuquerque, N.M., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Sept. 13, 2013 by Dollar and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Nov. 6, 2013.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Vasquez is required to pay $370 in court costs and $140 restitution.

15. Keith Zachary Jones was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Jones pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Jones, 46-year-old resident of San Francisco, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place June 20, 2013 by Dollar, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 9, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Jones is required to pay a $10,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Jones violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

16. Fernando Hermosillo Nunez was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Nunez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Nunez, 23-year-old resident of Louisville, Ky., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 8, 2012 by DPS Sergeant Oscar Esqueda, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 15, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Nunez is required to pay a $15,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Nunez violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

17. Michael John Davis was placed on probation for a period of eight years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Davis pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Davis, 36-year-old resident of Tucson, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Sept. 17, 2013 by Nunez, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 22, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Davis is required to pay a $8,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $280 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Davis violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

18. Davis was also placed on probation for a period of five years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana. Davis pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense. Davis pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 8, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Davis is required to pay $336 in court costs. If Davis violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

19. Frenchshell Roshan Williams was placed on probation for a period of eight years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Williams pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Williams, 40-year-old resident of Temple, Texas, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Feb. 21, 2012 by DPS Trooper Jay Stone, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 9, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Williams is required to pay a $8,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $280 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Williams violates probation, she could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

20. Williams was also placed on probation for a period of five years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana. Williams pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense. Williams pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 9, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Williams is required to pay $336 in court costs. If Williams violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

21. Michael Dennis Sanpedro was placed on probation for a period of five years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Sanpedro pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Sanpedro, 41-year-old resident of Tecuseh, Okla., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Oct. 21, 2013 by DPS Trooper Max Honesto, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 22, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Sanpedro is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Sanpedro violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

22. Josue Salvador Valencia was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Valencia pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Valencia, 32-year-old resident of Perris, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place March 9, 2013 by Honesto, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 9, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Valencia is required to pay a $20,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Valencia violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

23. Armando Delgado Bertheola was placed on probation for a period of two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of unlawful use of a criminal instrument. Bertheola pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Bertheola, 41-year-old resident of Palm Desert, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place March 31, 2013 by Dawson. Bertheola pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 8, 2013.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Bertheola was required to pay an upfront fine of $4,000 to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Bertheola violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Carson County Jail.

24. Andrew Charles Wyatt Jr. was placed on probation for a period of two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana. Wyatt pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Wyatt, 33-year-old resident of Wichita, Kan., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Nov. 17, 2013 by Allen. Wyatt pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 24, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Wyatt was required to pay an upfront fine of $1,000 to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Wyatt violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Carson County Jail.

25. Jared James Young was placed on probation for a period of two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana. Young pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Young, 20-year-old resident of Hot Springs, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Oct. 4, 2013 by Honesto. Young pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 20, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Young was required to pay an upfront fine of $1,200 to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Young violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Carson County Jail.

26. Brandon David Goodwin was placed on probation for a period of five years for the state jail felony offense of endangering a child. Goodwin pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Goodwin, 25-year-old resident of Clarendon, was arrested in Donley County for the offense that took place July 27, 2013. Goodwin was indicted by a Donley County Grand Jury on Nov. 12, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Goodwin is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Donley County, $478 in court costs, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Goodwin violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.