Childress – On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, three pleas took place which resulted in two convictions and one deferred adjudication.
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 $6,000 in fines were assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on March 12. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $1,133 in court costs and $460 in restitution.
Dana Marie Thompkins, a 52-year-old resident of Dodson, 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 Sept. 15, 2010, Thompkins originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance that occurred on Nov. 3, 2009, in Collingsworth County.
The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Oct. 29, 2013, alleging one violation of community supervision.
Thompkins is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Collingsworth County, $140 restitution, and a $1,000 fine.
2. Norma Ann Garcia, a 32-year-old resident of Wellington, 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 TDCJ.
On Aug. 8, 2013, Garcia originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance that occurred on July 26, 2013, in Collingsworth County.
The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Dec. 12, 2013, alleging five violations of community supervision.
Garcia is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Collingsworth County, a $2,000 fine, and $140 restitution.
3. Jonathan Ricardo Salazar was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Salazar pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.
Salazar, 20-year-old resident of Las Vegas, Nev., was arrested in Hall County for the offense that took place Dec. 23, 2013 by Memphis Police Officer Graham Carter. Salazar plead to a complaint filed by the State on March 6, 2014.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Salazar is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Hall County, $381 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Salazar violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.