8 years ago

Panhandle – On Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, eight pleas took place which in two convictions and six 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 $17,000 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Sept. 25. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $2,448 in court costs and $560 in restitution.

1. Anthony Oneill Ramirez, a 30-year-old resident of Katy, Texas, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to two years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On Nov. 14, 2012, Ramirez originally pleaded guilty to the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana that occurred on June 15, 2012, in Carson County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Aug. 6, 2013, alleging five violations of community supervision.

Ramirez pleaded true to all of the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to two years. Ramirez is also required to pay $331 in court costs to Carson County, $140 in restitution, and a $4,000 fine.

2. Timothy Michael Werner was placed on probation for a period of four years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Werner pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Werner, 40-year-old resident of Philadelphia, Pa., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Nov. 19, 2012 by DPS Trooper Ben Dollar, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 11, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Werner is required to pay a $500 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Werner violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

3. Patricia Rose Lorene McGinnis was placed on probation for a period of two years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. McGinnis pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

McGinnis, 21-year-old resident of Lapine, Ore., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Feb. 22, 2012 by Dollar. McGinnis pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on May 22, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, McGinnis is required to pay an upfront $500 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service.
If McGinnis violates probation, she could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

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

Nivison, 38-year-old resident of Bend, Ore., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Feb. 22, 2012 by Dollar. Nivison pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on May 22, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Nivison is required to pay an upfront $500 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Nivison violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

5. Dayanira Vega Murillo was placed on probation for a period of two years for the third degree felony offense of money laundering. Murillo pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Murillo, 36-year-old resident of Phoenix, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place March 17, 2013 by DPS Trooper Danny Nunez. Murillo pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Sept. 25, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Murillo is required to pay an upfront $2,000 fine to Carson County, $276 in court costs, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Murillo violates probation, she could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

6. Kelby Shaquille Haines was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the third degree felony offense of unlawful restraint. Haines pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Haines, 20-year-old resident of Borger, was arrested for the offense that took place Jan. 26, 2013 and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Sept. 25, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Haines is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $281 in court costs, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Haines violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

7. Kyle James Norton was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of money laundering. Norton pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Norton, 26-year-old resident of Pfafftown, N.C., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place May 20, 2013 by Nunez. Norton pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Sept. 25, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Norton is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Carson County, $276 in court costs, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Norton violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

8. Douglas Darin Wheeler was convicted and sentenced to two days in the Carson County for class A misdemeanor offense of assault family violence.

Wheeler, 38-year-old resident of Groom, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place April 21, 2013, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Sept. 25, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Wheeler is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Carson County upfront and $276 in court costs.