10 years ago

Childress – On Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, six 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.

1. Conrad Franklin Zelenske was convicted for the third degree felony offense of violation of a protective order and was sentenced to seven years in the Institutional Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Zelenske, 36-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place July 16, 2014 by Childress Police Officer Todd Gambol and plead to an information filed by the State on Oct. 24, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Zelenske is required to pay $400.50 in court costs.

2. Jamal Ahmed pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt and was sentenced to 308 days in the State Jail Division of TDCJ for the state jail felony offense of evading arrest.

On April 30, 2010, Ahmed originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on April 16, 2010, in Childress County.

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

3. Christopher Lamont Jones was convicted for the class A misdemeanor offense of assault family violence and was sentenced to 130 days in the Childress County Jail.

Jones, 40-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place June 15, 2014 by Childress Police Officer Carl Guertin and was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Oct. 3, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Jones is required to pay $400.50 in court costs.

4. John Kevin White was placed on probation for a period of four years for the third degree felony offense of assault family violence enhanced. White pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

White, 50-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place March 7, 2014 and was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on May 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, White is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Childress County, $400.50 in court costs, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If White violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

5. Robert Stanley Tillman was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Tillman pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Tillman, 19-year-old resident of Amarillo, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place May 4, 2014 by DPS Trooper Gregory Bowles. Tillman was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Aug. 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Tillman is required to pay a $250 fine to Childress County, $400.50 in court costs, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Tillman violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

6. Clinton Wayne George pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt and was sentenced to 14 months in the State Jail Division of TDCJ for the state jail felony offense of burglary of a building.

On Nov. 1, 2010, George originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on Jan. 14, 2010, in Hall County.

The State filed the motion on Sept. 15, 2014, alleging four violations of community supervision.

Pursuant to the plea, George is required to pay a $2,500.00 fine and $376.00 in court costs to Hall County.