3 months ago

Panhandle – On Tuesday, Dec. 13, 16 pleas took place in the 100th Judicial District Court in Carson County.

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.

On the docket, there were over 100 cases, most of which were new informations filed by the DA’s office, according to Inman.

“We are still working through an immense amount of case backlog from 2020,” said Inman. “Our two dockets this week wrapped up a year-long review of drug cases across the district. Dockets this size take an extreme amount of work and coordination from multiple agencies and county and district offices. With everyone’s hard work, we will begin the 2023 year with the ball rolling on all drug offenses across the district.”

The resolved cases consisted of three first, second and third degree felonies each, five state jail felonies, and two class a misdemeanors.

A total of $58,500 in fines were assessed, $6,640 of which were paid upfront to Carson County. An additional $5,550 in court-appointed attorney fees, $5,440 in court costs and $2,340 in restitution were assessed as a result of the pleas.