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Childress – On Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, 15 pleas took place in Childress County, Texas.

Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, assisted by Greg Buckley, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.

A total of $39,000 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Feb. 25. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $6,057 in court costs and $1,540 in restitution.

1. Michael Don Eudy was convicted and sentenced to four years in the Institutional Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the third degree felony offense of fraud.

Eudy, 37-year-old resident of Wellington, was arrested in Randall County for the offense that took place Sept. 12, 2013 in Childress County. Eudy was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Jan.ZZ 13, 2014.
The case was initially made by Childress Police Officer Chad Ware, with Detective Landon Johnson assisting.

“The Childress PD made an excellent case against a person who was committing these fraudulent prescriptions for hydrocodone in multiple jurisdictions,” said Inman. “Their excellent investigation led to the justice and punishment he received pursuant to this plea.”

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Eudy is required to pay $390.50 in court costs.

2. David John Ludd was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana. Ludd pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Ludd, 25-year-old resident of Sacramento, Calif., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Nov. 15, 2013 by Childress Patrolman and K-9 Unit Coy Teichelman. Ludd pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Feb. 3, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Ludd is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Ludd violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

3. Leah Denise Freeman was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Freeman pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Freeman, 47-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place May 27, 2012 by Childress Police Corporal Jerrald Johnson. Freeman was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Dec. 11, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Freeman is required to pay a $500 fine to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Freeman violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

4. Shawn Gabriel Range was placed on probation for a period of four years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Range pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Range, 45-year-old resident of Golden Valley, Ariz., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Oct. 23, 2013 by Teichelman. Range pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Feb. 3, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Range is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Range violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

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

Greene, 45-year-old resident of Shreveport, La., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Oct. 23, 2013 by Teichelman. Greene pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Feb. 3, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Greene is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Greene violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

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

Martin, 45-year-old resident of Las Vegas, Nev., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place April 14, 2013 by Coy Teichelman. Martin pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 4, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Martin is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Martin violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

7. Eric G. Rodriguez was placed on probation for a period of four years for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Rodriguez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Rodriguez, 20-year-old resident of McKinney, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Nov. 5, 2013 by Childress County Deputy and K-9 Unit Kenneth Arant. Rodriguez pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Feb. 3, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Rodriguez is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Rodriguez violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

8. Mathew Frank Marques was placed on probation for a period of five years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Marque pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Marques, 24-year-old resident of Beverly Hills, Fla., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Oct. 21, 2013 by Teichelman. Marques pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Feb. 3, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Marques is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Marques violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

9. Marlon Austere Cortez was placed on probation for a period of eight years for the second degree felony offense of sexual assault of a child. Cortez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Cortez, 21-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Oct. 17, 2013 by Childress Police Detective Landon Johnson. Cortez was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Jan. 13, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Cortez is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, successfully complete 300 hours of community service, and register as a sex offender. If Cortez violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

10. Russell John Brydon was placed on probation for a period of one year for the Class A misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana. Brydon pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Brydon, 63-year-old resident of Dallas, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Nov. 2, 2013 by Childress County Deputy Lisa Gonzalez. Brydon pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Feb. 3, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Brydon was required to pay an upfront fine of $4,000 to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, and $140 restitution. If Brydon violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Carson County Jail.

11. Cecil Earl Hardy was placed on probation for a period of two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana. Hardy pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Hardy, 39-year-old resident of Los Angeles, Calif., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Sept. 21, 2013 by Teichelman. Hardy pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Nov. 21, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Hardy was required to pay an upfront fine of $4,000 to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service. If Hardy violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Carson County Jail.

12. Jessique Agnes Vidal Negrete was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana. Negrete pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Negrete, 28-year-old resident of Sacramento, Calif., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Nov. 15, 2013 by Teichelman. Negrete pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Feb. 3, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Negrete is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Negrete violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

13. Jeremy Lee Brown-Brannon, a 22-year-old resident of Childress, 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 Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On April 3, 2012, Brown-Brannon originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance that occurred on April 2, 2012, in Childress County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Oct. 23, 2013, alleging eight violations of community supervision.
Brown-Brannon is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Childress County, a $1,000 fine, and $140 in restitution.

14. Ricardo Santiago-Velasco was placed on probation for a period of eight years for the second degree felony offense of sexual assault of a child. Santiago-Velasco pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Santiago-Velasco, 22-year-old resident of Amarillo, was arrested in Wheeler County for the offense that took place Aug. 11, 2013 in Donley County. Santiago-Velasco was indicted by a Donley County Grand Jury on Jan. 27, 2014.
The case was investigated by Texas Ranger Bo Brown, out of Childress, Texas.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Santiago-Velasco is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Donley County, $614 in court costs, successfully complete 300 hours of community service, and register as a sex offender. If Santiago-Velasco violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

15. Travis L Kimbell was placed on probation for a period of four years for the state jail felony offense of endangering a child. Kimbell pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Kimbell, 47-year-old resident of Turkey, was arrested in Hall County for the offense that took place Jan. 10, 2014 by Hall County Deputy Chris Palmitier. Kimbell pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Feb. 24, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Kimbell is required to pay a $500 fine to Hall County, $381 in court costs, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Kimbell violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.