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Childress – On Monday, June 10, 2013, 12 pleas took place which resulted in six convictions and six 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.

1. Anthony Francisco Medrano, a 19-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 Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On, May 6, 2013 Medrano originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of unauthorized use of a vehicle that occurred on April 17, 2013, in Collingsworth County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on June 7, 2013, alleging one violation of community supervision.

Medrano pleaded true to the violation contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to 16 months. Medrano is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Collingsworth County, a $1,500 fine, and $196 restitution.

2. Joshua Wayne Brown was placed on probation for a period of eight years for the third degree felony offense of assault. Brown pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Brown, 32-year-old resident of Dodson, was arrested in Collingsworth County for the offense that took place May 28, 2013. Brown plead guilty to a complaint filed by the State on June 7, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Brown is required to pay a $1,500 fine to Collingsworth County, $376 in court costs, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Brown violates probation, he could face up to ten years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

3. Eric Daniel Bennett, a 27-year-old resident of Memphis, 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 Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On, July 16, 2012 Bennett originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of burglary of a building that occurred on April 11, 2012, in Hall County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on May 28, 2013, alleging eight violations of community supervision.

Bennett pleaded true to all of the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to 18 months. Bennett is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Hall County and a $1,500 fine.

4. Stephen Llamas, a 30-year-old resident of Childress, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to eight years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

On, Sept. 17, 2012 Llamas originally pleaded guilty to the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance that occurred on Sept. 6, 2012, in Childress County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on April 23, 2013, alleging four violations of community supervision.

Llamas pleaded true to all of the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to eight years. Llamas is also required to pay $385350 in court costs to Childress County and a $3,000 fine.

5. Stephen Lee Llamas was also convicted for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Llamas pleaded guilty for the offense that took place on April 28, 2013 and was sentenced to four years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Llamas was arrested by Chad Ware and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on June 10, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Llamas is required to pay a $500 fine, $385.50 in court costs to Childress County, and $140 lab fee.

6. Fidel Lira was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Lira pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Lira, 62-year-old resident of Clinton, Okla., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Feb. 24, 2013 by Childress Police Officer Chad Ware. Lira pleaded to an information filed by the State on May 6, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Lira is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If

Lira violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

7. Efrain Ortiz was also convicted for the third degree felony offense of evading arrest. Ortiz pleaded guilty for the offense that took place on Feb. 9, 2013 and was sentenced to six years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Ortiz, 23-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested by Childress Police Officer Coy Teichelman and was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on May 7, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Ortiz is required to pay a $1,000 fine and $385.50 in court costs to Childress County.

8. Zachary Wayne Mitchell was placed on probation for a period of five years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana in a drug free zone. Mitchell pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Mitchell, 25-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Feb. 27, 2013 by Chief Deputy Danny Gillem. Mitchell was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on May 7, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Mitchell is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If

Mitchell violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

9. Kevin Ray Miller was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of unlawful possession of a firearm. Miller pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Miller, 30-year-old resident of Kirbyville, Texas, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Feb. 18, 2013 by DPS Trooper Chad Baize, and was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on May 7, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Miller is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Miller violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

10. Jason Michael Tomlinson was convicted for the third degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated 3rd or more. Tomlinson pleaded guilty for the offense that took place on Feb. 3, 2013 and was sentenced to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice but the sentence was probated for a period of two years.

Tomlinson, 39-year-old resident of Hollis, Okla. was arrested by DPS Trooper Roy Henry and was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on May 7, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Tomlinson is required to pay a $1,000 fine, $385.50 in court costs to Childress County, 200 hours of community service, and all DWI requirements under Chapter 49.

11. Patrick L Batz was placed on probation for a period of four years for the second degree felony offense of bribery. Batz pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.
Batz, 21-year-old resident of Paducah, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place March 12, 2012 in the Roach Unit of TDCJ, and was indicted by a Childress Grand Jury on Jan. 7, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Batz is required to pay a $500 fine to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Batz violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ. This case was prosecuted by the Special Prosecutor, Roger White.

12. Jessie Edward Bramber Jr. was placed on probation for a period of eight years for the first degree felony offense of aggravated assault enhanced. Bramber pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Bramber, 28, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Jan. 16, 2013 in the Roach Unit of TDCJ, and was indicted by a Childress Grand Jury on May 7, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Bramber is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Bramber violates probation, he could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ. This case was prosecuted by the Special Prosecutor, Roger White.