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Panhandle – On Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, 37 pleas took place which resulted in five convictions and 32 deferred adjudications.

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 $181,000 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Aug. 7 of which $18,000 was paid on the date of the pleas. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $11,889 in court costs and $5,528.36 in restitution.

1. Mark Anthony Mitchell, a 37-year-old resident of Amarillo, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 16 months in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On June 6, 2011, Mitchell originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of theft that occurred on April 15, 2011, in Carson County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on April 5, 2013, alleging seven violations of community supervision.

Mitchell pleaded true to all of the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to 16 months. Mitchell is also required to pay $236 in court costs to Carson County, $478 in restitution, and a $1,000 fine.

2. Mary Louise Lacole Dean, a 35-year-old resident of Red Rock, Ariz., pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 14 months in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

On Feb. 11, 2013, Dean originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance that occurred on July 2, 2012, in Carson County.
The State filed the motion to adjudicate on May 28, 2013, alleging five violations of community supervision.

Dean pleaded true to all of the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to 14 months. Dean is also required to pay $331 in court costs to Carson County, $150.36 in restitution, and a $2,000 fine.

3. Roberta Elizabeth Ambrose was placed on probation for a period of two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of possession of marihuana. Ambrose pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Ambrose, 41-year-old resident of Bayfield, Colo., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place April 25, 2013 by Department of Public Safety Trooper Jimmy Chatfield. Ambrose pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 1, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Ambrose is required to pay an upfront $4,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service.
If Ambrose violates probation, she could face up to one year in the county jail.

4. Anthony James Greer was placed on probation for a period of six years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Greer pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Greer, 33-year-old resident of Los Angeles, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Feb. 6, 2013 by DPS Trooper Josh Allen, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 1, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Greer is required to pay a $6,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Greer violates probation, he could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

5. Gloria Maria Foy was placed on probation for a period of six years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Foy pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Foy, 25-year-old resident of Inglewood, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Feb. 6, 2013 by Allen, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 1, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Foy is required to pay a $6,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Foy violates probation, she could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

6. Martin Serrato, Jr. was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Serrato pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Serrato, 27-year-old resident of Modesto, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Feb. 26, 2013 by DPS Trooper Ben Dollar, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 1, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Serrato is required to pay a $10,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Serrato violates probation, he could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

7. Juana Yerondopoulos was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Yerondopoulos pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Yerondopoulos, 37-year-old resident of Modesto, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Feb. 26, 2013 by Dollar, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 1, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Yerondopoulos is required to pay a $10,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If
Yerondopoulos violates probation, she could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

8. Antonio Cruz-Hernandez was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Cruz-Hernandez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Cruz-Hernandez, 29-year-old resident of Modesto, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Feb. 26, 2013 by Dollar, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 1, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Cruz-Hernandez is required to pay a $10,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Cruz-Hernandez violates probation, he could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

9. Miguel Antonio Grimaldi was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Grimaldi pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Grimaldi, 22-year-old resident of Inglewood, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place April 19, 2013 by Allen, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 1, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Grimaldi is required to pay a $10,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Grimaldi violates probation, he could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

10. Gladys Ramirez-Luna was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Ramirez-Luna pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Ramirez-Luna, 18-year-old resident of Phoenix, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place April 13, 2013 by Chatfield, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 1, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Ramirez-Luna is required to pay a $10,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Ramirez-Luna violates probation, she could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

11. Miguel Angel Gonzalez was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Gonzalez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Gonzalez, 19-year-old resident of Mabtom, Wash., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place May 30, 2013 by DPS Trooper Max Honesto, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Aug. 6, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Gonzalez is required to pay a $15,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Gonzalez violates probation, he could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

12. Brian Ivan Gonzalez was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Gonzalez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Gonzalez, 21-year-old resident of Grandview, Wash., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place May 30, 2013 by Honesto, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Aug. 6, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Gonzalez is required to pay a $10,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Gonzalez violates probation, he could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

13. John Todd Payne was placed on probation for a period of six years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Payne pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Payne, 46-year-old resident of Indianapolis, Ind., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place April 13, 2013 by Officer Danny Dawson, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 1, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Payne is required to pay a $8,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Payne violates probation, he could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

14. Juvenal Mendoza-Barragan was convicted and sentenced to ten years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ but the sentence was probated for a period of five years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marihuana.

Mendoza-Barragan, 56-year-old resident of Albuquerque, N.M., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place April 3, 2013 by DPS Trooper Danny Nunez, and pleaded guilty to an
information filed by the State on Aug. 7, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Mendoza-Barragan is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Mendoza-Barragan could be subject to deportation to his country of origin, Mexico.

15. Elise Deonta Musgrove was placed on probation for a period of five years for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Musgrove pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Musgrove, 26-year-old resident of Los Angeles, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Nov. 10, 2012 by Chatfield, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on April 8, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Musgrove is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Musgrove violates probation, she could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

16. Mario Porras was placed on probation for a period of four years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marihuana. Porras pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Porras, 33-year-old resident of Santa Fe, N.M., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Feb. 2, 2013 by Chatfield, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on June 14, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Porras is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Porras violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

17. Eveline M. Clark was placed on probation for a period of four years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marihuana. Clark pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Clark, 58-year-old resident of Roseville, Mich., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place April 23, 2013 by DPS Trooper Ben Dollar, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 2, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Clark is required to pay an upfront $7,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Clark violates probation, she could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

18. Gregory Eugene Church was placed on probation for a period of two years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marihuana. Church pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Church, 41-year-old resident of Santa Rosa, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Oct. 27, 2012 by Dollar. Church pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 11, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Church is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Church violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

19. Theaus R Cooper was placed on probation for a period of four years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marihuana. Cooper pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Cooper, 29-year-old resident of Santa Rosa, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Feb. 19, 2013 by Chatfield. Cooper pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 3, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Cooper is required to pay an upfront $2,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service.
If Cooper violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

20. Shaka Hakeem Reyhan Holifield was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Holifield pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Holifield, 36-year-old resident of Las Vegas, Nev., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place May 8, 2013 by DPS Trooper Darrin Bridges. Holifield pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Aug. 7, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Holifield is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Holifield violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

21. Dwight Jerome Jackson was placed on probation for a period of five years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marihuana. Jackson pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Jackson, 63-year-old resident of Oklahoma City, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place April 28, 2013 by Dollar. Jackson pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 2, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Jackson is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, and $140 restitution. If Jackson violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

22. Charles Cranford Hager III was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marihuana. Hager pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Hager, 28-year-old resident of Cottonwood, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place March 28, 2013 by Honesto. Hager pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on June 14, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Hager is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Hager violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

23. Hannah Marie Berner was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marihuana. Berner pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Berner, 23-year-old resident of Cottonwood, Ariz., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place March 28, 2013 by Honesto. Berner pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on June 14, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Berner is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Berner violates probation, she could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

24. Jimmy Allen Propst was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marihuana. Propst pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Propst, 35-year-old resident of Henderson, Nev., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 30, 2013 by DPS Trooper Darrin Bridges. Propst pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on April 8, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Propst was required to pay an upfront $5,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service.

If Propst violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

25. Reginald Tavaris Raines was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marihuana. Raines pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Raines, 28-year-old resident of Prairie, Miss., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place April 26, 2013 by DPS Trooper David Stambaugh. Raines pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 2, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Raines is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Raines violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

26. Richard Tyberius Raines was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marihuana. Raines pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Raines, 30-year-old resident of Prairie, Miss, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place April 26, 2013 by Stambaugh. Raines pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 2, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Raines is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Raines violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

27. Nathan Joseph Thierfelder was placed on probation for a period of two years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marihuana. Thierfelder pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Thierfelder, 36-year-old resident of Beaverton, Ore., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 26, 2013 by Honesto. Thierfelder pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 15, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Thierfelder is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Thierfelder violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

28. Kevin Neil Herd was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Herd pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Herd, 52-year-old resident of Pilot Point, Iowa, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place March 27, 2013 by Honesto. Herd pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 1, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Herd is required to pay a $3,500 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Herd violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

29. Thai Lor was placed on probation for a period of five years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marihuana. Lor pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Lor, 36-year-old resident of Morganton, N.C., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Jan. 14, 2013 by Bridges. Lor pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 15, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Lor is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Lor violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

30. Aaron Andrew Grove was placed on probation for a period of two years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marihuana. Grove pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Grove, 29-year-old resident of San Carlos, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Dec. 12, 2012 by DPS Sergeant Oscar Esqueda. Grove pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 15, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Grove is required to pay a $6,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Grove violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

31. Leonard Lawrence Beebe was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marihuana. Beebe pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Beebe, 27-year-old resident of Phoenix, Ore., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place April 17, 2013 by Allen. Beebe pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 2, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Beebe is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Beebe violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

32. Lucy Vue was convicted and sentenced to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ but the sentence was probated for a period of five years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marihuana.

Vue, 29-year-old resident of Hickory, N.C., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place April 26, 2013 by DPS Nunez, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 1, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Vue is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $365 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service.

33. Fiona Elizabeth Marsh was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marihuana. Marsh pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Marsh, 46-year-old resident of Atlanta, Ga., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place May 28, 2011 by Esqueda. Marsh was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on March 2, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Marsh is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Marsh violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

34. Wesley Lee Higgins was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Higgins pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Higgins, 52-year-old resident of Gary, Ind., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Feb. 13, 2013 by Allen. Higgins pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 1, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Higgins is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Higgins violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

35. Tony Fabian Lara Esparza was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marihuana. Esparza pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Esparza, 25-year-old resident of Madera, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place May 15, 2013 by Bridges. Esparza pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 1, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Esparza is required to pay a $1,500 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Esparza violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

36. Forrest Dean Howell was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marihuana. Howell pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Howell, 21-year-old resident of Centreville, Va., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place March 16, 2013 by Chatfield. Howell pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 1, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Howell is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Howell violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

37. Thomas Thompson Kelly was convicted and sentenced to 180 days in the State Jail Division of TDCJ for the state jail felony offense of possession of marihuana.

Kelly, 65-year-old resident of Oakland, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Nov. 30, 2012 by Allen, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 15, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Kelly is required to pay a $500 fine to Carson County, $365 in court costs, and $140 restitution.