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Panhandle – On Monday, Aug. 2, four pleas took place in the 100th Judicial District Court in Carson County, Texas.

Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, along with Assistant District Attorney Harley Caudle, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas, with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.

- Devin Emanuel Martinez, 30 from Lubbock, was convicted and sentenced to ten years in prison for the third degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated third or more. However, the Court probated the prison sentence for a period of ten years. Martinez was arrested by Carson County Deputy J.J. Zundt on Feb. 20, 2020.

Martinez was also ordered to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $60 lab restitution, $455 court costs, complete 200 hours of community service and comply with other driving while intoxicated conviction requirements. If his probation is revoked, Martinez faces up to ten years in prison.

- Robert Wesley Murray, 44 from Amarillo, was placed on four years probation for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Murray was arrested by DPS Trooper Micah Goodrich on Feb. 1.

Murray was also ordered to pay a $4,000 fine to Carson County, $340 in court costs and complete 200 hours of community service. If his probation is revoked, Murray faces up to ten years in prison.

- In a separate case, Murray was placed on four years probation for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. In this case, Murray was arrested by Goodrich on June 12.

Murray was also ordered to pay $340 in court costs. If his probation is revoked in this case, Murray faces up to ten years in prison. Notably, if his probation is revoked in both cases, Messer could order that any prison sentence in each case be served consecutively.

- Herbert Anthony Taylor, 45 from Oakland, Calif., was placed on three years probation for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana. Taylor was arrested by DPS Trooper Robert Bowden on June 27, 2018.

Taylor was also ordered to pay a $2,500 fine to Carson County, $340 in court costs, $180 drug lab restitution and complete 100 hours of community service. If his probation is revoked, Taylor faces up to two years in prison.