9 years ago

Childress – On Monday, Dec. 1, 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.

1. Charles Randy Garza was convicted for the class A misdemeanor offense of evading arrest. Garza pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 184 days in the county jail with time served.

Garza, 43-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Collingsworth County for the offense that took place Jan. 22, 2013 and was indicted by a Collingsworth County Grand jury on April 4, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Garza is required to pay $376 in court costs.

2. Jack Byron Fields was convicted for the third degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated 3rd or more and was sentenced to five years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for a period of five years.

Fields, 33-year-old of Childress, was arrested by Childress County Deputy Lisa Gonzalez on April 1, 2014 and was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on August 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea Fields is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, complete 200 hours of community service, and all DWI requirements under Chapter 49. Dale Rabe, Jr. acted as special prosecutor on this case due to a conflict with the prosecutor’s office.

3. Jermiah Michael Martin was convicted for the third degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated 3rd or more and was sentenced to ten years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for a period of three years.

Martin, 35-year-old of Childress, was arrested by Todd Gambol on May 11, 2014 and was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Oct. 3, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea Martin is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Childress County, $390.50 in court costs, complete 200 hours of community service, and all DWI requirements under Chapter 49.

4. Nick Lamar Hasselvander was placed on probation for a period of two years for the class B misdemeanor offense of criminal trespass. Hasselvander pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Hasselvander, 55-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place March 18, 2014 by Childress Police Sergeant Jerrald Johnson and was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on May 6, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Hasselvander is required to pay a $250 fine to Childress County, $400.50 in court costs, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service.