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Childress – On Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, two 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 $2,500 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Dec.18. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $761.50 in court costs.

1. Morgan Leigh Cain was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Cain pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Cain, 28-year-old resident of Houston, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Nov. 23, 2013 by Childress Police Officer Chad Ware. Cain pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Dec. 17, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Cain is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Cain violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

2. Juan Contreras was placed on probation for a period of seven years for the second degree felony offense of burglary of a habitation. Contreras pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Contreras, 41-year-old resident of Wellington, was arrested in Collingsworth County for the offense that took place March 27, 2013 by Collingsworth County Deputy Larry Ashurst. Contreras and was later indicted by a Collingsworth County Grand Jury on Nov. 15, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Contreras is required to pay a $1,500 fine to Collingsworth County, $376 in court costs, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Contreras violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

This plea of guilty also subjects Contreras to deportation proceedings to his country of origin, which is Mexico.