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Childress – On Thursday, Aug. 8, 16 pleas took place at the Childress County Courthouse.

Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, along with Assistant District Attorney Harley Caudle, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas, with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.

- Jacob Christian Canales, 21, 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 Alvarado, Texas, was arrested in Hall County by Hall County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Deherrera on Jan. 4, 2019. Canales pleaded to an information filed by the State on March 8.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Canales was required to pay a fine of $4,000 to Hall County, $381 in court costs, and $180 lab restitution. If Canales violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Hall County Jail.

- Jonathan Wesley Bradford, 24, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for two years for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance in penalty group one, heroin. Bradford, from Dabry, Mont., was arrested in Donley County by DPS Trooper Kelly Hill on July 26, 2018. Bradford pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on May 9.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Bradford is also required to pay a fine of $4,000 to Donley County, $400 in attorney fees, $458 in court costs, $180 in drug lab restitution, a $500 out-of-state probation transfer fee, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Bradford violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).

- Joseph Benedict Battaglia, 24, 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. Battaglia, from Metairie, La., was arrested in Donley County by DPS Trooper Emily Ruhl on Sept. 9, 2018. Battaglia pleaded to an information filed by the State on March 7.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Battaglia was required to pay an upfront fine of $4,000 to Donley County, $458 in court costs, $180 lab restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Battaglia violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Donley County Jail.

- Alondra Alvarado, 23, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance in penalty group two, tetrahydrocannabinol. Alvarado, from Blue Mound, Texas, was arrested in Donley County by Hill on Aug. 20, 2018. Alvarado pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 7.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Alvarado is also required to pay a fine of $2,500 to Donley County, $458 in court costs, $180 in drug lab restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Alvarado violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

- Christopher Deleon Burist, 44, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana. Burist, from Childress, Texas, was arrested in Donley County by DPS Trooper Spencer Berry on June 3, 2018. Burist pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 5.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Burist is also required to pay a fine of $2,500 to Donley County, $458 in court costs, $180 in drug lab restitution, successfully complete 100 hours of community service, and $548 jail restitution. If Burist violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

- Lance James Savoie, 23, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana. Savoie, from La., was arrested in Donley County by Hill on Dec. 12, 2018. Savoie pleaded to an information filed by the State on March 9.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Savoie was required to pay an upfront fine of $4,000 to Donley County, $458 in court costs, $180 lab restitution and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Savoie violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Donley County Jail.

- Eva Clydene Reynolds, 60, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana. Reynolds, from Lawton, Okla., was arrested in Donley County by DPS Trooper Kellan Roberts on Aug. 5, 2018. Reynolds pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on May 9.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Reynolds is also required to pay a fine of $2,500 to Donley County, $458 in court costs, $180 in drug lab restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Reynolds violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

- Heather Eve Serr, 33, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for a period of two years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Serr, from Nevada City, Calif., was arrested in Childress County by 100th Judicial District Investigator Coy Teichelman on June 27, 2018. Serr pleaded to an information filed by the State on Nov. 8, 2018.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Serr is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Childress County, $350 in attorney fees, $269 in court costs, $180 lab restitution, a $500 out-of-state probation transfer fee and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Serr violates probation, she could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

- Tony Reese Williams, 25, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana. Williams, from Houston, was arrested in Childress County by DPS Sergeant Coby Lomax on Sept. 11, 2018. Williams pleaded to an information filed by the State on March 18.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Williams was required to pay a fine of $4,000 to Childress County with $1,000 paid upfront, $329 in court costs, $180 lab restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Williams violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Childress County Jail.

- Wilbur Charles McClam, 44, 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. McClam, from Titusville, Fla., was arrested in Childress County by DPS Trooper Maria Zuniga on Sept. 27, 2018. McClam pleaded to an information filed by the State on March 19.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, McClam was required to pay a fine of $4,000 upfront, $329 in court costs, $180 lab restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If McClam violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Childress County Jail.

- Russel D Baldwin, 69, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana. Baldwin, from Plano, Texas, was arrested in Childress County by Teichelman on February 8, 2018. Baldwin pleaded to an information filed by the State on Nov. 8, 2018.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Baldwin was required to pay a fine of $4,000 to Childress County, $269 in court costs, $180 lab restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Baldwin violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Childress County Jail.

- Joshua Mullins, 30, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance in penalty group two, tetrahydrocannabinol. Mullins, from Fort Worth, Texas, was arrested in Childress County by Childress Police Officer James Palmitier on Oct. 21, 2018. Mullins pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 19.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Mullins is also required to pay a fine of $2,000 to Childress County, $329 in court costs, $180 in drug lab restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Mullins violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

- Wendy Ann Cashman, 57, pleaded guilty and was convicted and sentenced for one day in the Childress County Jail for the Class A misdemeanor offense of unlawful use of a criminal instrument. Cashman, from Allen, Texas, was arrested in Childress County by DPS Trooper Eric Rogers on Dec. 29, 2018. Cashman pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 19.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Cashman was required to pay an upfront fine of $4,000 to Childress County, $329 in court costs, and $180 lab restitution.

- Corey Anthony Lane, 30, pleaded guilty and was convicted and sentenced for one day in the Childress County Jail for the Class A misdemeanor offense of unlawful use of a criminal instrument. Lane, from Pointblank, Texas, was arrested in Childress County by DPS Trooper Chad Baize on Dec. 26, 2018. Lane pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 19.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Lane was required to pay an upfront fine of $4,000 to Childress County, $329 in court costs, and $180 lab restitution.

- Kelli Celeste Ledbetter, 26, 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. Ledbetter, from Wellington, Texas, was arrested in Collingsworth County by Baize on June 13, 2019. Ledbetter pleaded to an information filed by the State on July 12, 2019.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Ledbetter was required to pay a fine of $2,000 to Collingsworth County, $376 in court costs, $180 lab restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Ledbetter violates probation, she could face up to one year in the Collingsworth County Jail.

- Angel Flores, 35, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for two years for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance in penalty group two, tetrahydrocannabinol. Flores, from Wellington, Texas, was arrested in Collingsworth County by Baize on Jan. 16, 2019. Flores pleaded to an information filed by the State on March 8.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Flores was required to pay a fine of $2,000 to Collingsworth County, $376 in court costs, $180 lab restitution, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Flores violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ.