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Childress – On Wednesday, Nov. 13, two pleas took place in the 100th Judicial District Court at the Childress County Courthouse. District Attorney Luke Inman prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas, along with Assistant District Attorney Harley Caudle, with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.

- Dustin Ross Hollingsworth, 33, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for five years for the second degree felony offense of attempted escape from custody, double enhanced.
Hollingsworth, from Paducah, Texas, was arrested by Childress County Chief Deputy Keith Branson on Oct. 1. Hollingsworth pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Nov. 5.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Hollingsworth is also required to pay a fine of $2,500 to Childress County, $303 in court costs, $400 attorney fee, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Hollingsworth violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).

- Lisa Leeann Canales, 27, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for two years for the class A misdemeanor offense of unlawful use of a criminal instrument.

Canales, from Vernon, Texas, was arrested by Childress Police Officer James Palmitier for the offense on Sept. 20. Canales pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Nov. 12. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Canales is also required to pay a fine of $4,000 to Childress County, $329 in court costs, $180 drug lab restitution, $300 attorney fee and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Canales violates probation, she could face up to one year in the Childress County Jail.