9 years ago

Childress– On Monday, March 30, 2015, 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.

1. Thomas Neal Beck pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Revoke and was sentenced to 20 months in the State Jail Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.

On Dec. 11, 2014, Beck, 41, from Childress, originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on June 30, 2014, in Childress County.
The State filed the motion on March 30, 2015, alleging eight violations of community supervision.

Beck is also required to pay $400.50 in court costs to Childress County, a $3,000 fine, and $180 restitution.

2. Justin Scott Killough pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Revoke and was sentenced to five years in the Institutional Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the third felony offense of continuous family violence.

On April 8, 2013, Killough, 24, originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on July 10, 2010, in Donley County.

The State filed the motion on March 6, 2014, alleging seven violations of community supervision.

Killough is also required to pay $689 in court costs to Donley County, a $1,000 fine, and $451.22 restitution.

3. David John Ludd, Jr. pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was sentenced to 12 months in the State Jail Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the state jail felony offense of possession of marihuana.

On Feb. 25, 2014, Ludd, 26, originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on Nov.15, 2013, in Childress County.

The State filed the motion on March 19, 2015, alleging five violations of community supervision.

Ludd is also required to pay $390.50 in court costs to Childress County, a $2,000 fine, and $140 restitution.

4. March Anthony Frost, Jr. was convicted for the third degree felony offense of unlawful possession of a firearm and was sentenced to ten years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for a period three years.

Frost, 24-year-old resident of Childress, was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on March 3, 2015, after Childress County Deputy Mike Warren investigated the case.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Frost was required to pay a fine of $3,000 to Childress County, $353 in court costs, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Frost violates probation, he faces up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.