Childress – On Tuesday, June 25, 2013, one plea took place which resulted in a conviction and one contested hearing took place, which resulted in the conviction of Amanda Christine Ike.
Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, along with Childress County Attorney Greg Buckley, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.
Amanda Christine Ike, a 37-year-old resident of Childress, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was After the plea of true, a contested punishment hearing
took place that resulted in Ike being convicted and sentenced to 23 months in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
On June 11, 2012, Ike originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance that occurred on Nov. 16, 2011, in Childress County.
On Dec.3, 2012, Ike’s conditions of probation were amended to include drug rehabilitation.
The State filed the motion to adjudicate on May 6, 2013, alleging one violation of community supervision. The one violation was the unsuccessful discharge from the Concho Valley Rehabilitation Facility.
The State called two witnesses during the hearing; Marci Mills, with the 100th Judicial District Community Supervisions and Corrections Department and the State also called Guillermo Moreno, with the Tom Green County Supervision Department at the Concho Valley Rehabilitation Facility.
Mills testified that Ike performed poorly on probation before being allowed to attend the rehabilitation facility. Moreno testified that Ike’s behavior and attitude at the facility was poor and she committed over 30 rule violations, resulting in her unsuccessful discharge.
After the hearing, Messer convicted and sentenced Ike to 23 months.
“Our probation department does an excellent job in making available all resources at their disposal to probationers that are looking for or needing help,” said Inman. “This probationer was given every opportunity and still had a complete disregard for her conditions of probation.”
Ike is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Childress County, $140 restitution, and a $2,500 fine.
2. David Villarreal, Jr., a 26-year-old resident of Childress, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 18 months in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ
On Feb. 7, 2011, Villarreal originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance that occurred on Jan. 10, 2011, in Childress County.
The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Oct. 3, 2012, alleging nine violations of community supervision.
Villarreal pleaded true to the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to 18 months. Villarreal is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Childress County, $140 restitution, and a $1,500 fine.