8 years ago

Childress – On Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, two pleas took place and a contested adjudication hearing.

Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.

Sheri Diane Jones, a 25-year-old resident of Childress, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 25 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

On June 17, 2013, Jones originally pleaded guilty to the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver in a drug free zone that occurred on Feb. 11, 2013, in Childress County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Sept. 25, 2013, alleging seven violations of community supervision.

Jones pleaded true to the violations contained in the State’s motion. One of the pleas was to a new state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance in Childress County.

After the plea of true occurred, the State called two witnesses during the punishment phase of the hearing, Marc Latimer and Marci Mills, both probation officers with the 100th Judicial District’s Community Supervision and Corrections Department.

After all the evidence was heard regarding Jones’ overall noncompliance with most of the conditions of probation, Messer sentenced Jones to 25 years.

Jones is also required to pay $385.50 in court costs to Childress County, $140 restitution, and a $5,000 fine.

After the sentence in the Childress case, Jones also pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

On June 17, 2013, Jones originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance that occurred on Feb. 9, 2012, in Hall County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Sept. 26, 2013, alleging six violations of community supervision.

Jones pleaded true to the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to two years. Jones is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Hall County and $140 restitution.

2. Corey Shane Black was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Black pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Black, 20-year-old resident of Wellington, was arrested in Collingsworth County for the offense that took place Oct. 3, 2013 by Collingsworth County Chief Deputy Kent Riley. Black pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on November 20, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Black is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Collingsworth County, $376 in court costs, $140 restitution, complete 100 hours of community service, and attend and complete the Ray D. Anderson Community Corrections Facility which is a long-term court ordered treatment facility.

If Black violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.