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Panhandle – On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, twenty-eight pleas took place which resulted in one conviction and 27 deferred adjudications.

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 $120,500 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on May 22 of which $22,000 was paid on the date of the pleas. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $9,302 in court costs and $4,060 in restitution.

1. Tasha Kay Foster was placed on probation for a period of five years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Foster pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Foster, 36-year-old resident of Panhandle, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Sept. 5, 2012 by Taner Blackburn with the Panhandle Police Department. Foster pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on May 2, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Foster is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Foster violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).

2. Tyler Richardson Diaz was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana. Diaz pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Diaz, 46-year-old resident of Santa Monica, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 12, 2012 by DPS Trooper Max Honesto. Diaz pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 15, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Diaz is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Diaz violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

3. Laura Marie Doyle was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana. Doyle pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Doyle, 53-year-old resident of Burnsville, N.C., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 12, 2012 by Honesto. Doyle pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 15, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Doyle is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Doyle violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

4. Verlissa Victoria Loftis was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana. Loftis pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Loftis, 47-year-old resident of Borger, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Nov. 7, 2012 by DPS Trooper Darrin Bridges. Loftis pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on April 8, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Loftis is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Loftis violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

5. Stephen Darren Arnold was placed on probation for a period of five years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana. Arnold pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Arnold, 44-year-old resident of Borger, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Nov. 7, 2012 by Bridges. Arnold pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on April 8, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Arnold is required to pay $331 in court costs. If Arnold violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

6. Stephen Darren Arnold was also placed on probation for a period of five years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana. Arnold pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Arnold, 44-year-old resident of Borger, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Oct. 17, 2012 by Bridges. Arnold pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on April 8, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Arnold is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $280 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Arnold violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

7. Thai Chang was placed on probation for a period of four years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Chang pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Chang, 22-year-old resident of Fresno, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place January 1, 2013 by DPS Trooper Ben Dollar. Chang pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 15, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Chang is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Chang violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

8. Victor Chang was placed on probation for a period of four years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Chang pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Chang, 48-year-old resident of Fresno, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 1, 2013 by Dollar. Chang pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 15, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Chang is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Chang violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

9. William Romano Gardenhire was placed on probation for a period of four years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Gardenhire pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Gardenhire, 32-year-old resident of South Wichita, Kan., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 10, 2012 by DPS Trooper Jimmy Chatfield. Gardenhire pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 15, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Gardenhire is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If

Gardenhire violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

10. Chad Christopher Patterson was placed on probation for a period of four years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Patterson pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Patterson, 26-year-old resident of Claremore, Okla., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 9, 2012 by Bridges. Patterson pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 15, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Patterson is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Carson County upfront, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service.

If Patterson violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

11. Michael James Fallon was placed on probation for a period of five years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Fallon pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Fallon, 57-year-old resident of Coronado, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place December 9, 2012 by DPS Sergeant Oscar Esqueda. Fallon pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 15, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Fallon is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Fallon violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

12. Joseph Phillip Couthren was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Couthren pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Couthren, 40-year-old resident of Willits, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 7, 2013 by Chatfield. Couthren pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 15, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Couthren is required to pay a $3,500 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Couthren violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

13. Howard Michael Bynder was placed on probation for a period of five years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Bynder pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Bynder, 28-year-old resident of Las Vegas, Nev., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 3, 2013 by Dollar, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on April 8, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Bynder is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $280 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Bynder violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

14. Taylor W. Cockerel was placed on probation for a period of three years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Cockerel pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Cockerel, 21-year-old resident of Bowling Green, Ky., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Nov.r 7, 2012 by Dollar, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 11, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Cockerel is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County upfront, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service.

If Cockerel violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

15. Joseph Lee Stumph was placed on probation for a period of three years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Stumph pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Stumph, 22-year-old resident of Bowling Green, Ky., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Nov. 7, 2012 by Dollar, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 11, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Stumph is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Stumph violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

16. Jeffrey Kent Graves was placed on probation for a period of 10 years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Graves pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Graves, 54-year-old resident of Elkland, Mo., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Oct.r 21, 2012 by DPS Trooper Josh Allen, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 11, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Graves is required to pay a $10,000 fine to Carson County upfront, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service.

If Graves violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

17. Alyssa Nicole Schaller was placed on probation for a period of two years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Schaller pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Schaller, 27-year-old resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 14, 2011 by Chatfield, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 18, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Schaller is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Schaller violates probation, she could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

18. Victor Antonio Lievano was placed on probation for a period of 10 years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Lievano pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Lievano, 33-year-old resident of Compton, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Oct. 21, 2012 by Bridges, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 11, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Lievano is required to pay a $10,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If

Lievano violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

19. Micaela Ayala Diaz was placed on probation for a period of 10 years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Diaz pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Diaz, 27-year-old resident of Los Angeles, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Oct. 21, 2012 by Bridges, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 11, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Diaz is required to pay a $10,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Diaz violates probation, she could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

20. Tyneshia Marie Jones was placed on probation for a period of eight 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, 21-year-old resident of Elyria, Ohio, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 9, 2012 by Esqueda, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 15, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Jones is required to pay a $8,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Jones violates probation, she could face up to life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

21. Adam Avery Sarrach Wallace was placed on probation for a period of eight years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Wallace pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Wallace, 20-year-old resident of Phoenix, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 26, 2013 by Allen, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on April 8, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Wallace is required to pay a $8,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Wallace violates probation, he could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

22. Jason Neil Troxell was placed on probation for a period of six years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Troxell pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Troxell, 36-year-old resident of Vandalia, Ill., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 20, 2012 by Dollar, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 15, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Troxell is required to pay a $6,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Troxell violates probation, he could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

23. Jennifer Dawn Gaffner was placed on probation for a period of six years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Gaffner pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Gaffner, 30-year-old resident of Vandalia, Ill., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 20, 2012 by Dollar, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 15, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Gaffner is required to pay a $6,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Gaffner violates probation, she could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

24. Lance Elby Anderson was placed on probation for a period of two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana. Anderson pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Anderson, 38-year-old resident of Broken Arrow, Okla., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 15, 2012 by DPS Trooper Casey Dawson. Anderson pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 15, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Anderson is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Carson County upfront, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service.

If Anderson violates probation, he could face up to one year in the County Jail.

25. Stephen Christopher Lennartz was convicted for the Class A misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana. Lennartz pleaded guilty for the offense that took place on Feb. 28, 2013 and was sentenced to five days in the Carson County Jail.

Lennartz, 20-year-old resident of Moreno Valley, Calif., was arrested by Chatfield. Lennartz pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 24, 2013.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Lennartz is required to pay a $4,000 fine upfront, $140 restitution upfront, and $365 in court costs to Carson County on the date of the plea.

26. Emmanuel Arreola Reyna was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana. Reyna pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Reyna, 25-year-old resident of Sacramento, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Nov. 23, 2012 by Dollar. Reyna pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 11, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Reyna is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Reyna violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

27. Maria Guadalupe Levario was placed on probation for a period of 10 years for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Levario pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Levario, 35-year-old resident of Mountain Home, Ark., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 25, 2012 by DPS Trooper Trevor Dillard, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on April 8, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Levario is required to pay a $7,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $280 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If

Levario violates probation, she could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

28. Levario was also placed on probation for a period of five years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana. Levario pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Levario, 35-year-old resident of Mountain Home, Ark., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 25, 2012 by Dillard, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on April 8, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Levario is required to pay $331 in court costs. If Levario violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.