7 years ago

Panhandle – On Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, eleven pleas took place which resulted in six convictions and five 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 $30,500 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Aug. 26. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $4,051 in court costs and $1,450 in restitution.

1. Fredy Benitez Salguero, a 35-year-old resident of Los Angeles, Calif., pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Revoke and was convicted and sentenced to five years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On Aug. 23, 2010, Salguero originally pleaded guilty to the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance that occurred on May 30, 2010, in Carson County.
The State filed the motion to revoke on May 28, 2013, alleging six violations of community supervision.

Salguero pleaded true to all of the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to five years. Salguero is also required to pay $355 in court costs to Carson County, $140 in restitution, and a $10,000 fine.

2. Colten Edward Wayne Tyler, a 20-year-old resident of Panhandle, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

On Nov. 7, 2012, Tyler originally pleaded guilty to the second degree felony offense of burglary of a habitation that occurred on Nov. 4, 2011, in Carson County.
The State filed the motion to adjudicate on July 15, 2013, alleging six violations of community supervision.

Tyler pleaded true to all of the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to 10 years. Tyler is also required to pay $271 in court costs to Carson County and a $1,000 fine.

3. Codey James Black was convicted and sentenced to two years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the third degree felony offense of debit card abuse against elderly individual.

Black, 33-year-old resident of Fritch, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place June 2, 2012, and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Aug. 6, 2013.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Black is required to pay $295 in court costs and $750 restitution.

4. Stephen Leroy Thomas was convicted and sentenced to 14 months in the State Jail Division of TDCJ for the state jail felony offense of possession of marihuana.

Thomas, 62-year-old resident of Northridge, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place April 11, 2011 by DPS Trooper Danny Nunez, and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on December 6, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Thomas is required to pay $365 in court costs, a $1,000 fine, and $140 restitution.

5. Gage Dane Zeek was convicted and sentenced to three years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.

Zeek, 22-year-old resident of Lefors, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Nov. 24, 2008 by Panhandle Police Officer Drew Brassfield, and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on April 16, 2009.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Zeek is required to pay $365 in court costs and $140 restitution.

6. Gregory Dean Bogan was placed on probation for a period of six years for the second degree felony offense of sexual assault of a child. Bogan pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Bogan, 23-year-old resident of Midland, was arrested for the offense that took place March 15, 2012, and was indicted by a Carson Grand Jury on May 9, 2013.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Bogan is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $581 in court costs, successfully complete 300 hours of community service, and register as a sex offender.

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

7. Bogan was also placed on probation for a period of six years for the second degree felony offense of indecency with a child. Bogan pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Bogan is required to pay $581 in court costs and register as a sex offender. If Bogan violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

8. James Cole Davis was placed on probation for a period of four years for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Davis pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Davis, 28-year-old resident of Pampa, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Feb. 24, 2013 by Carson County Deputy J.C. Blackburn, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 1, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Davis is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Davis violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

9. Candida Odilia Romero was convicted and sentenced to ten years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ but the sentence was probated for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.

Romero, 32-year-old resident of Avondale, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place July 1, 2013 by DPS Trooper Josh Allen, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Aug. 26, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Romero is required to pay a $10,000 fine to Carson County, $365 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service.

10. Leon Lincoln Bonner was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of unlawful restraint. Bonner pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Bonner, 25-year-old resident of Moreno Valley, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Aug. 28, 2012 by DPS Trooper Ben Dollar. Bonner was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Jan. 24, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Bonner is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Carson County, $271 in court costs, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Bonner violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

11. OB Washington III was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of unlawful use of a criminal instrument. Washington pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Washington, 21-year-old resident of Tempe, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 19, 2013 by Dollar. Washington was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on May 9, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Washington is required to pay a $500 fine to Carson County, $271 in court costs, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Washington violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.