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Panhandle – On Monday, June 2, 2014, 11 pleas took place in Carson County, Texas.

Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, assisted by Greg Buckley, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.

1. Krista Renee Marquez was convicted and sentenced to six years in the Institutional Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the third degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated 3rd or more.

Marquez, 41-year-old resident of Marlin, Texas, was arrested after the State filed its Motion to Revoke Probation of Defendant on April 16, 2014. The State alleged two allegations which Marquez pleaded true to.

Marquez is required to pay $1,500 to Carson County and $465 in court costs.

2. Luis Rodolfo Pineda-Soto, a 30-year-old resident of Harrodsburg, Ky., pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Revoke and sentenced to 14 months in the State Jail Division of TDCJ for the state jail felony offense of money laundering.

On Sept. 30, 2009, Pineda-Soto originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on Sept.26, 2009, in Carson County. DPS Trooper Darrin Bridges was the arresting officer on the original charge.

The State filed the motion on Sept. 20, 2012, alleging seven violations of community supervision.

Pineda-Soto pleaded true to the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced 14 months. Pineda-Soto is also required to pay $263 in court costs to Carson County, a $500 fine, and $349.05 in restitution.

3. Juan Carlos Garcia-Ochoa was convicted for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to five years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Garcia-Ochoa, 30-year-old of Rogers, Ark., was arrested by DPS Trooper Darrin Bridges on July 28, 2010 and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on June 28, 2011.

Pursuant to the plea Garcia-Ochoa is required to pay a $5,000 fine, $370 in court costs, and $907.58 in restitution.

4. Ross William Cox was convicted for the enhanced second degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated 3rd or more and was sentenced to ten years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, but the sentence was probated for a period of ten years.

Cox, 50-year-old of Tucson, Ariz., was arrested by DPS Trooper Josh Allen on Aug. 22, 2013 and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on May 8, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea Cox is required to pay a $5,000 fine, $470 in court costs, complete 300 hours of community service, and all DWI requirements under chapter 49 of the Penal Code.

5. Grigor Sedrakyan was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of fraudulent use or possession identifying information. Sedrakyan pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Sedrakyan, 38-year-old resident of Burbank, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Aug. 30, 2013 by DPS Trooper Danny Nunez and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on May 8, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Sedrakyan is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Carson County, $276 in court costs, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Sedrakyan violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

6. Harutyun Gevorgyan was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of fraudulent use or possession identifying information. Gevorgyan pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Gevorgyan, 52-year-old resident of Winnetka, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Aug. 30, 2013 by DPS Trooper Danny Nunez and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on May 8, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Gevorgyan is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Carson County, $276 in court costs, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Gevorgyan violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

7. Keith Raymond Mercer was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Mercer pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Mercer, 49-year-old resident of Corona, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Feb. 14, 2014 by DPS Trooper Ben Dollar. Mercer pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on May 5, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Mercer is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If
Mercer violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

8. Robert Steven Slagle was convicted for the third degree felony offense possession of marihuana and was sentenced to ten years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, but the sentence was probated for a period of ten years.

Slagle, 39-year-old of Garden Grove, Calif., was arrested by Dollar on Feb. 14, 2014 and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on May 5, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea Slagle is required to pay a $5,000 fine, $370 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 200 hours of community service.

9. Edwin Norvell Dalley was placed on probation for a period of five years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marihuana. Dalley pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Dalley, 54-year-old resident of Davis, Okla., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Oct. 25, 2013 by DPS Trooper Jimmy Chatfield, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 24, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Dalley is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If
Dalley violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

10. Thomas Glen Vandermolen was convicted for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and was sentenced to 14 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Vandermolen, 54-year-old of Borger, was arrested by Taner Blackburn on May 27, 2011 and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Oct. 5, 2011.

Pursuant to the plea Vandermolen is required to pay $370 in court costs and $180 in restitution.

11. Vandermolen was also convicted for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana and was sentenced to two years in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Pursuant to the plea Vandermolen is required to pay $370 in court costs and $180 in restitution.