7 years ago

Panhandle – On Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, two pleas took place which resulted in convictions.

Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas with the Honorable Judge Dan Mike Bird presiding by assignment.

A total of $7,000 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Oct. 22. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $717.50 in court costs and $270 in restitution.

1. Travoy Jermaine Pete, a 43-year-old resident of Richmond, Calif., pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Revoke and was convicted and sentenced to four years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

On July 10, 2009, Pete originally pleaded guilty to the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance that occurred on June 8, 2006, in Carson County.

The State filed the motion to revoke on Feb. 8, 2013, alleging three violations of community supervision.

Pete pleaded true to the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to four years. Pete is also required to pay $327.50 in court costs to Carson County, a $6,000 fine, and $140 restitution.

2. Willie Ballard, a 41-year-old resident of Pampa, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to nine months in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

On Feb. 25, 2009, Ballard originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of forgery that occurred on Sept. 19, 2007, in Donley County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Aug. 8, 2012, alleging five violations of community supervision.

Ballard pleaded true to the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to nine months. Ballard is also required to pay $390 in court costs to Donley County, a $1,000 fine, and $130 restitution.