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Childress – On Monday, Aug. 19, 17 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.

— Jeffrey Glenn Chadwick, 50, pleaded true and sentenced to six years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) for the third degree felony of possession of a controlled substance in penalty group one, methamphetamine. Chadwick, from Childress, was arrested by then Childress Police Officer Todd Gambol on March 5, 2017. Chadwick originally pleaded guilty on Aug. 10, 2017. The State filed its Motion to Adjudicate on June 3, alleging four violations of community supervision. Chadwick is also required to pay a $3,000 fine, $354 in court costs and $180 in restitution.

— Joe Martinez, 18, pleaded true and sentenced to 22 months in the State Jail Division of TDCJ for the state jail felony of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Martinez, from Memphis, Texas, was arrested by Memphis Police Chief Kristen Dwight on Dec. 14, 2018. Martinez pleaded guilty on Jan. 14. The State filed its Motion to Adjudicate on June 3, 2019, alleging four violations of community supervision. Martinez is also required to pay $381 in court costs and a $2,500 fine.

— Toby Lynn Brazee, 56, pleaded guilty and was convicted of the third degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated, third or more and sentenced to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ. However, the sentence was probated for a period of three years. Brazee, from Childress, Texas, was arrested in Childress by DPS Trooper Chad Baize on Feb. 25. Brazee was later indicted by the Childress County Grand Jury on March 21. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Brazee is required to pay a $500 fine to Childress County, $350 in attorney fees, $519 in court costs, $60 in restitution, complete 200 hours of community service, spend 10 days in the Childress County Jail, successfully complete an alcohol rehabilitation program, a program for repeat alcohol offenders, an alcohol education program, and have an ignition interlock device placed on any vehicle he operates.

— Tyler Hensley, 24, 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 one, methamphetamine. Hensley, from Tell, Texas, was arrested by Childress Police Officer Jessie Zuniga on May 27. Hensley pleaded to an information filed by the State on Aug. 19. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Hensley is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Childress County, $300 in attorney fees, $329 in court costs, $180 drug lab restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Hensley violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

— Eduardo Palacio, 47 pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for two years for the third degree felony offense of money laundering. Palacio, from Delhi, Calif., was arrested in Childress County by 100th Judicial District Investigator Coy Teichelman on May 1, 2018. Palacio was later indicted by the Childress County Grand Jury on Aug. 20, 2018. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Palacio is required to pay a $500 fine to Childress County, $269 in court costs, $350 in attorney fees, a $500 out-of-state transfer fee, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Palacio violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

— Juan Antonio Sanchez, 38, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for four years for the third degree felony offense of money laundering. Sanchez, from Ajo, Ariz., was arrested in Childress County by Teichelman on July 9, 2018. Sanchez was later indicted by the Childress County Grand Jury on March 21. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Sanchez is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Childress County, $269 in court costs, $350 in attorney fees, a $500 out-of-state transfer fee, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Sanchez violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

— Jose Rodriguez, 32, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for three years for the third degree felony offense of evading arrest in a motor vehicle. Rodriguez, from South Miami, Fla., was arrested in Childress County by Teichelman on Feb. 16, 2018. Rodriguez was later indicted by the Childress County Grand Jury on March 21. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Rodriguez is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Childress County, $269 in court costs, $850 in attorney fees, a $500 out-of-state transfer fee, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Rodriguez violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

— Rodriguez also pleaded guilty and was also placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for three years for prohibited substance in a correctional facility. Rodriquez was required to pay an additional $329 for this third degree offense.

— Jeremiah Lee Vasquez, 31, pleaded true and was sentenced to 16 months in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group, one, methamphetamine. Vasquez, from Taylor Texas, was arrested by Childress Police Officer Jarod Dill on May 15, 2016. Vasquez was later indicted by the Childress County Grand Jury on March 21. Vasquez originally pleaded on Feb. 2, 2017, and received three years deferred adjudication when he pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Jan. 11, 2017. The State filed its motion to adjudicate on Nov. 13, 2017, alleging six violations of community supervision. In addition to the sentence, Vaquez is also required to pay a $2,500 fine to Childress County, $180 in restitution, and $329 in court costs.

— Albert Eddie Bosquez, 21, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for four years for the third degree felony offense of assault family violence by choking. Bosquez, from Wellington, was arrested by Collingsworth County Deputy Jeff Arnold on July 11. Bosquez pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Aug. 16. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Bosquez is required to pay a $500 fine to Collingsworth County, $376 in court costs, $350 in attorney fees, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Bosquez violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

— Fevin Hernandez Jr, 22, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for eight years for the first degree felony offense of burglary of a habitation. Hernandez, from Childress, Texas, was arrested by Childress Police Officer James Palmitier on Oct. 3, 2018. Hernandez pleaded to an information filed by the State on Aug. 19. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Hernandez is required to pay a $500 fine to Childress County, $400 in attorney fees, $269 in court costs, attend and successfully complete the SAFPE drug rehabilitation program, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Hernandez violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

— Tanner Arcadio Zuniga, 24, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for four years for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance in penalty group one, methamphetamine. Zuniga, from Childress, Texas, was arrested by Childress Police Chief Shade Miller on May 30. Zuniga pleaded to an information filed by the State on Aug. 19. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Zuniga is required to pay a $500 fine to Childress County, $329 in court costs, $180 in restitution, $350 in attorney fees, attend and successfully complete CRTC drug rehabilitation program, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Zuniga violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

— Kenneth Dewayne Prentice, 26, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for four years for the third degree felony offense of credit card abuse of an elderly. Prentice, from Childress, Texas, was arrested in Childress County by Palmitier on Oct. 28, 2018. Prentice was later indicted by the Childress County Grand Jury on March 21. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Prentice is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Childress County, $269 in court costs, $350 in attorney fees, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Prentice violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

— Timothy Don Lockeby, 39, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for three years for the state jail felony offense of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Lockeby, from Clarendon, was arrested by Donley County Chief Deputy Randy Bond on March 20. Lockeby pleaded to an information filed by the State on May 9. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Lockeby is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Donley County, $300 in attorney fees, $488 in court costs, $1,000 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Lockeby violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

— Jack Daniel Keeton, 39, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for six years for the first degree felony offense of fraudulent possession of identifying documents. Keeton, from Fort Worth, was arrested in Hall County by Dwight on Jan. 24. Keeton pleaded to an information filed by the State on July 15. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Keeton is required to pay a $500 fine to Hall County, $400 in attorney fees, $381 in court costs, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Keeton violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

— Tiffany Louise Miller, 38, pleaded true and sentenced to 16 months in the State Jail Division of TDCJ for the state jail felony of possession of a controlled substance in penalty group one, methamphetamine. Miller, from Haltom City, was arrested in Hall County on June 20, 2018. Miller pleaded guilty on Aug. 9, 2018. The State filed its Motion to Adjudicate on June 3, alleging seven violations of community supervision. Miller is also required to pay $381 in court costs, $180 lab fee, and a $2,500 fine.

— Gilberto Garcia, 38, pleaded guilty and was convicted for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. Garcia was sentenced to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for three years. Garcia, from Brownwood, Texas, was arrested in Hall County by Memphis Police Officer John Hankins on July 9. Garcia pleaded to an information filed by the State on Aug. 19. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Garcia is required to pay a $500 fine to Hall County, $300 in attorney fees, $381 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service.