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Panhandle–On Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, sixteen 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.

1. Gene Wesley Rogers was convicted for the enhanced second degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated and was sentenced to 10 years in the Institutional Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Rogers, 53-year-old of Skellytown, was arrested by Panhandle Police Officer Lyle Denny on Nov. 2, 2013 in Carson County. Rogers was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on May 8, 2014.

“Lyle [Denny] always puts together an excellent investigation so we can move forward with successful prosecutions like this case today, said Inman.

Pursuant to the plea Rogers is required to pay $470 in court costs.

2. David Perez pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt and was sentenced to 14 years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the second degree felony offense of indecency with a child.

On Oct. 22, 2012, Perez originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on March 17, 2012, in Childress County.

The State filed the motion on July 26, 2013, alleging eight violations of community supervision.

Perez is also required to pay $385.50 in court costs to Childress County and a $4,000 fine.

3. Dakota James Cullon pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt and was sentenced to two years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the third degree felony offense of injury to a child.

On April 28, 2014, Cullon originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on Sept. 26, 2013, in Carson County.

The State filed the motion on June 25, 2014, alleging eight violations of community supervision.

Cullon is also required to pay $281 in court costs to Carson County and a $250 fine.

4. James Boozer Workman was convicted for the third degree felony offense of money laundering and was sentenced to two years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ. Workman was arrested by DPS Trooper Joe Houge on Sept. 21, 2014 in Carson County and pleaded to an information filed by the State on Oct. 20, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea Workman is required to pay $310 in court costs.

5. Griselda Petra Sanchez was placed on probation for a period of eight years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Sanchez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Sanchez, 24-year-old resident of Oklahoma City, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 15, 2013 by DPS Trooper Ben Dollar, and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on August 7, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Sanchez is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 400 hours of community service. If Sanchez violates probation, she could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

6. Melissa Marquez was placed on probation for a period of eight years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Marquez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Marquez, 25-year-old resident of Los Angeles, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 15, 2013 by DPS Trooper Ben Dollar, and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Aug. 7, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Marquez is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 400 hours of community service. If Marquez violates probation, she could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

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

Beier, 34-year-old resident of Mesquite, Texas was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Feb. 9, 2013 by DPS Trooper Max Honesto. Beier was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Aug. 7, 2014.

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

8. Marvin Clay Wells was placed on probation for a period of six years for the second degree felony offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Wells pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Wells, 50-year-old resident of Skellytown, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Oct. 30, 2013 by Carson County Deputy Terry Atchley, and was indicted by a Carson County Grand jury on March 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Wells is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $271 in court costs, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Wells violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

9. Larry Clifton Byrom pleaded guilty to the Class A Misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.
Byrom, 45-year-old of Ignacio, Colo., was arrested in Carson County on Feb. 19, 2014 by DPS Trooper Darrin Bridges and pleaded to an information filed by the State on June 18, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea Byrom was required to pay an upfront fine of $4,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service.

10. James Michael Ham pleaded guilty to the Class A Misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Ham, 70-year-old of Barstow, Calif., was arrested in Carson County on April 16, 2014 by Bridges and pleaded to an information filed by the State on June 20, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea Ham was required to pay an upfront fine of $4,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service.

11. Donald Clark Taylor was placed on probation for a period of two years for the third degree felony offense of money laundering. Taylor pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Taylor, 63-year-old resident of Birmingham, Ala., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Nov. 1, 2013 by DPS Trooper Danny Nunez. Taylor pleaded to an information filed by the State on July 10, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Taylor is required to pay a $500 fine to Carson County, $296 in court costs, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Taylor violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

12. Santiago Castro, Jr. was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Castro pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Castro, 24-year-old resident of Phoenix, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place June 13, 2014 by Danny Dawson, and pleaded to an information filed by the State on Sept. 8, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Castro is required to pay a $15,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 400 hours of community service. If Castro violates probation, she could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

13. Derek Ray Pugh was placed on probation for a period of three years for the second degree felony offense of burglary of a habitation. Pugh pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Pugh, 24-year-old resident of Panhandle, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Sept. 21, 2014 by Denny, and plead to an information filed by the State on Oct. 17, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Pugh is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $276 in court costs, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Pugh violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

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

Sinanovic, 33-year-old resident of Glendale, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Aug. 26, 2014 by Nunez. Sinanovic pleaded to an information filed by the State on Oct. 17, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Sinanovic 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 Sinanovic violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

15. Brittany Nicole Brannan was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of theft. Brannan pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Brannan, 27-year-old resident of Panhandle, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place May 1, 2013 by Atchley, and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Aug. 7, 2014.

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

16. Natalie Sue Daniells was placed on probation for a period of five years for the state jail felony offense of credit card abuse. Daniells pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Daniells, 28-year-old resident of Skellytown, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place May 16, 2014 by Panhandle Chief of Police Sace Hardman, and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Sept. 30, 2014.

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