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Childress – On Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, 17 pleas took place which resulted in six convictions and 11 deferred adjudications.

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 $30,500 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Aug. 27. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $6,376 in court costs and $4,026.92 in restitution.

1. Pedro Duarte, Jr. was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in the Institutional Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.

Duarte, 29-year-old resident of Exeter, Calif., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place July 15, 2013 by Childress K-9 Officer Coy Teichelman. Duarte pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on August 27, 2013.

“Since becoming a K-9 officer, Coy [Teichelman] has proven to be an excellent interdiction officer in a very short amount of time,” said Inman. “He is consistently making here in Childress that numerous troopers in the Carson County area have been making for years and his investigative reports are some of the best we see as a prosecutors office.”

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Duarte is required to pay $385.50 in court costs and $140 restitution.

2. Cesar Armando Hermosillo was convicted and sentenced to five years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Hermosillo, 24-year-old resident of Amarillo, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place July 6, 2013 by Assistant Chief of Police of Panhandle Taner Blackburn. Hermosillo pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Aug. 26, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Hermosillo is required to pay $365 in court costs and $140 restitution.

3. Henry McDaniel Salinas was convicted and sentenced to five months in the Carson County Jail for the state jail felony offense of burglary of a building.

Salinas, 36-year-old resident of Pueblo, Colo., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place march 24, 2013 by Carson County Deputy Dennis Moore and later indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Aug. 6, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Salinas is required to pay $295 in court costs to Carson County.

4. Toby Don Wages, 32-year-old resident of Childress, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to six years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.
On March 4, 2013, Wages originally pleaded guilty to the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance that occurred on Aug. 3, 2012, in Childress County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on July 22, 2013, alleging seven violations of community supervision.

Wages pleaded true to all of the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to six years. Wages is also required to pay $385.50 in court costs to Childress County, $140 in restitution, and a $3,000 fine.

5. Aaron Morgan Welely, a 28-year-old resident of Amarillo, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 42 days in the Childress County Jail.

On March 8, 2012, Welely originally pleaded guilty to the Class A Misdemeanor offense of unlawful use of criminal instrument that occurred on Oct. 21, 2011, in Childress County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on July 18, 2013, alleging eight violations of community supervision.
Welely pleaded true to all of the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to 42 days in the County Jail. Welely is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Childress County.

6. Roberto Almodovar Ocasio was placed on probation for a period of six years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Ocasio pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Ocasio, 22-year-old resident of Fort Dodge, Iowa, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place July 8, 2013 by Childress Police Officer Mike Warren and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Aug. 27, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Ocasio is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Ocasio violates probation, he could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

7. Kelly Michele Shurtleff was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of fraudulent use of identifying information. Shurtleff pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Shurtleff, 45-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Feb. 1, 2012 by Childress County Sergeant Ronnie Bentley. Shurtleff pleaded guilty after she was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Aug. 28, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Shurtleff is required to pay a $500 fine to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, $889 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service.

If Shurtleff violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

8. Timothy Thomas Kirkpatrick was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of endangering a child. Kirkpatrick pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Kirkpatrick, 27-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested for the offense that took place March 1, 2010 by Childress Police Officer Matthew Bradley. Kirkpatrick pleaded guilty and was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on March 19, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Kirkpatrick is required to pay a $500 fine to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, $1,597.92 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Kirkpatrick violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

9. Angela Burton 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 driving while intoxicated with a child passenger.

Burton, 31-year-old resident of Philadelphia, Miss., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Aug. 7, 2013 by Childress County Deputy Arant. Burton pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Burton is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, and successfully complete all DWI requirements under Chapter 49.

10. Michael Davis was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Davis pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Davis, 33-year-old resident of Reno, Nev., was arrested for the offense that took place July 22, 2013 by Warren. Davis pleaded guilty and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Aug. 27, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Davis is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If
Davis violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

11. Jesus Garcia was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marihuana. Garcia pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Garcia was arrested for the offense that took place Aug. 23, 2013. Garcia pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Aug. 27, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Garcia is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Garcia violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

12. Reece Heflin was placed on probation for a period of five years for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Heflin pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Heflin, 28-year-old resident of Hollis, Okla., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Aug. 23, 2013 by Childress Corporal Jerrald Johnson, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Aug. 27, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Heflin is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Childress County, $376 in court costs, and $140 restitution. If Heflin violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

13. Heflin was also placed on probation for a period of five years for the third degree felony offense of assault on a public servant. Heflin pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Heflin is required to pay $376 in court costs. If Heflin violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

14. Jose Antonio Zuniga was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marihuana. Zuniga pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Zuniga, 22-year-old resident of California, was arrested in Hall County for the offense that took place Aug. 7, 2013 by Memphis Police Chief Chris Jolly. Zuniga pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on August 23, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Zuniga is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Hall County, $376 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Zuniga violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

15. Ramiro Lara Perez was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marihuana. Perez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Perez, 22-year-old resident of California, was arrested in Hall County for the offense that took place Aug. 7, 2013 by Jolly. Perez pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Aug. 23, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Perez is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Hall County, $376 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Perez violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

16. Johnny Herrera was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of prohibited substance in a correctional facility. Herrera pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Herrera, 29-year-old resident of Wellington, was arrested in Collingsworth County for the offense that took place July 29, 2013 by Collingsworth County Deputy Kent Riley. Herrera pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Herrera is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Collingsworth County, $376 in court costs, and $140 restitution. If Herrera violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

17. Francisco Ramirez III was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Ramirez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Ramirez, 38-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested for the offense that took place June 14, 2013 in Collingsworth County. Ramirez pleaded guilty and to an information filed by the State Aug. 23, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Ramirez is required to pay a $1,500 fine to Collingsworth County, $376 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Ramirez violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.