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Panhandle – On Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, 15 pleas took place in Carson County, Texas.

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 $64,000 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Feb. 10. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $4,740 in court costs and $2,773.38 in restitution.

1. Devonte Deshun Hardaway was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in the Institutional Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the second degree felony offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Hardaway, 20-year-old resident of Clarendon, was arrested in Donley County for the offense that took place Nov. 3, 2013 by Donley County Deputy Sonny Marasco.

Hardaway was indicted by a Donley County Grand Jury on Jan. 27, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Hardaway is required to pay $398 in court costs.

2. Ryan James Hutchison was placed on probation for a period of two years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marihuana. Hutchison pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Hutchison, 34-year-old resident of Tulsa, Okla., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 29, 2013 by DPS Trooper Ben Dollar, and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Jan. 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Hutchison was required to pay a fine of $10,000 to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Hutchison violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

3. Kristen Shana Peck was placed on probation for a period of four years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Peck pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Peck, 33-year-old resident of Claremore, Okla., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 29, 2013 by Dollar, and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Jan. 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Peck was required to pay a fine of $2,000 to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Peck violates probation, she could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

4. Alex Christopher Schleicher was placed on probation for a period of five years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Schleicher pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Schleicher, 21-year-old resident of Douglas, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 13, 2013 by Officer Danny Dawson, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Feb. 10, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Schleicher was required to pay a fine of $5,000 to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service.
If Schleicher violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

5. Christopher Lee Truong was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Truong pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Truong, 31-year-old resident of San Jose, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 22, 2013 by DPS Trooper Darrin Bridges. Truong was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Jan. 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Truong is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Truong violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

6. Phuong Tuan Phan was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Phan pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Phan, 31-year-old resident of Fishers, Ind., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 22, 2013 by Bridges. Phan was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Jan. 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Phan is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Phan violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

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

Dibenedetto, 41-year-old resident of Las Vegas, Nev., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Nov. 19, 2011 by DPS Trooper Jimmy Chatfield. Dibenedetto was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Jan. 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Dibenedetto is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Dibenedetto violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

8. Marie Lynn Chaney was placed on probation for a period of six years for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Chaney pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Chaney, 23-year-old resident of Colorado Springs, Colo., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Oct. 22, 2012 by DPS Trooper Trevor Dillard. Chaney pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 11, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Chaney is required to pay a $6,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $522.98 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If
Chaney violates probation, she could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

9. Brandon Michael Beard was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Beard pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Beard, 29-year-old resident of Interlochen, Mich., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Aug. 7, 2013 by DPS Trooper Josh Allen. Beard pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 8, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Beard is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Beard violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

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

Carey, 55-year-old resident of Everett, Wash., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place July 15, 2012 by Dollar. Carey was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Jan. 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Carey is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Carey violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

11. Alycia Leah Geis was placed on probation for a period of two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of unlawful use of a criminal instrument. Geis pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Geis, 23-year-old resident of North Canton, Ohio, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place June 9, 2013 by Dillard. Geis pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 8, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Geis was required to pay an upfront fine of $4,000 to Carson County, $276 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Geis violates probation, she could face up to one year in the Carson county jail.

12. Ryan Allen Mumford, a 38-year-old resident of Winston Salem, N.C., 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, but the sentence was probated for a period of ten years.

On Sept. 14, 2010, Mumford originally pleaded guilty to the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana that occurred on June 19, 2010, in Carson County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Jan. 31, 2013, alleging six violations of community supervision.

Mumford is also required to pay $321 in court costs to Carson County, a $6,000 fine, and $140 in restitution.

13. Brian Richard Castello was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated 3rd or more.

Castello, 28-year-old resident of Liberty, Texas, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Nov. 12, 2012 by Carson County Deputy J.C. Blackburn. Castello was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on May 9, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Castello is required to pay $470 in court costs, a $3,000 fine, and $140 restitution.

14. Dwight Lynn Harrill was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Harrill pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Harrill, 65-year-old resident of Dallas, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Feb. 16, 2012 by DPS Sergeant Oscar Esqueda, and was later indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Oct. 4, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Harrill is required to pay a $10,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Harrill violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

15. Michael Galovich, a 26-year-old resident of Arnold, Mo., pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 12 months in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

On Oct. 3, 2008, Galovich originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of money laundering that occurred on Oct. 1, 2008, in Carson County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Sept. 29, 2010, alleging nine violations of community supervision.

Galovich is also required to pay $313 in court costs to Carson County, a $2,000 fine, and $570.40 in restitution.