2 months ago

Panhandle – On Friday, Sept. 27, six pleas took place at the Carson County Courthouse.

Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, along with Assistant District Attorney Harley Caudle, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas, with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.
- Angelica Manriquez Leyva, 34, pleaded true and was sentenced to five years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) for the third degree felony offense of money laundering.

Leyva, from Odessa, Texas, was arrested in Carson County on Feb. 25, 2018 by DPS Trooper Max Honesto. Leyva originally pleaded on March 5, 2018, and received two years deferred adjudication when she pleaded to an information filed by the State. The State filed its motion to adjudicate on July 2, 2019, alleging five violations of community supervision. In addition to the sentence, Leyva is also required to pay a $500 fine and $276 in court costs.

- Adrian Alcantar, 25, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance in penalty group one, cocaine.

Alcantar, from Los Angeles, was arrested in Carson County by DPS Trooper Bo Bowden on Aug. 23. Alcantar pleaded guilty to an information on Sept. 26. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Alcantar is also required to pay a fine of $25,000 to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 in drug lab restitution, $400 in attorney fees, a $500 out-of-state probation transfer fee, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Alcantar violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

- Celina Michelle LaGrassa, 24, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for a period of six years for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance in penalty group one, methamphetamine.
LaGrassa, from Santa Monica, Calif., was arrested by in Carson County by 100th District Attorney Investigator Danny Dawson on March 1. LaGrassa pleaded to an information filed by the State on May 15. Pursuant to the plea agreement, LaGrassa is required to pay a $6,000 fine to Carson County, $400 in attorney fees, $336 in court costs, $180 lab restitution, a $500 out-of-state probation transfer fee and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If LaGrassa violates probation, she could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

- Ben Breckenridge, 49, pleaded guilty was placed on community supervision for three years for two different state jail felony offense offenses of endangering a child.

Breckenridge, from Panhandle, was arrested in Carson County by Carson County Sheriff Loren Brand for multiple offenses. Breckenridge was later indicted by the Carson County Grand Jury on March 19. Pursuant to this plea of guilty, Breckenridge is required to pay a fine of $500 to Carson County, $600 in attorney fees, $542 in court costs, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Breckenridge violates probation, he could face two different, two year sentences in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ. The two sentences could also be stacked, making Breckenridge serve up to four years in a state fail facility.

- Freddie Lee Lewis, 61, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance in penalty group one, methamphetamine.

Lewis, from Tuscon, was arrested by DPS Trooper Kendall Styles on July 4. Lewis pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State today. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Lewis is also required to pay a fine of $500 to Carson County, $300 in attorney fees, $336 in court costs, $180 in drug lab restitution, a $500 out-of-state probation transfer fee, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Lewis violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.