7 years ago

Childress – On Monday, March 24, 2014, four pleas took place in Childress County, Texas.

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.

A total of $14,500 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on March 24, of which $5,500 was paid upfront. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $1,582 in court costs and $1,866.68 in restitution.

1. Jacob Israel Martinez was placed on probation for a period of four years for the third degree felony offense of engaging in organized criminal activity. Martinez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Martinez, 45-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Dec. 23, 2013 by Childress Police Officer Jarod Dill. Martinez was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on March 4, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Martinez is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Childress County, $400.50 in court costs, $1,506.68 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Martinez violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

2. Edward Lee Horne was placed on probation for a period of two years for the Class A Misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana. Horne pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Horne, 43-year-old resident of Victorville, Calif., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Sept. 10, 2013 by Childress Police Patrolman and K-9 Unit Coy Teichelman and pleaded to an information filed by the State on Nov. 21, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Horne was required to pay an upfront fine of $3,000 to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Horne violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Childress County Jail.

3. Joe Ben Hemingway was placed on probation for a period of two years for the Class A Misdemeanor offense of unlawful use of a criminal instrument. Hemingway pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Hemingway, 41-year-old resident of Hugo, Okla., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place June 15, 2013 by Childress Police Officer Jesse Zuniga and pleaded to an information filed by the State on Oct. 4, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Hemingway was required to pay an upfront fine of $2,500 to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, $180 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Hemingway violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Childress County Jail.

4. Derrick Lawrience Warren was placed on probation for a period of six years for the third degree felony offense of unlawful restraint. Warren pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Warren, 37-year-old resident of Carencro, La., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Oct. 1, 2013 by Childress Police Officer Matthew Bradley. Warren pleaded to an information filed by the State on March 24, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Warren is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Childress County, $400.50 in court costs, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Warren violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.