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On Thursday, April 19, 2018, two contested hearings were heard in the 100th Judicial District Court in Childress, Texas.

District Attorney Luke Inman, along with Assistant District Attorney Harley Caudle, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas, with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.

1. Kentrell Edwards was convicted for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance and sentenced to 22 months in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).

Edwards pleaded true to the allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and a contested punishment hearing was heard by Messer.

Edwards, 21 from Childress, was arrested by Childress Police Officer Todd Gambol on March 27, 2017.

Edwards was originally placed on community supervision on May 1, 2017, when he was placed on probation for two years. The State filed its motion to adjudicate on Jan. 24, 2018, alleging seven violations of community supervision.

Edwards is also required to pay a $500 fine, $354 in court costs, and $180 restitution.

2. Brian Keith Knight was convicted for the state jail felony offense of burglary of a building and sentenced to 22 months in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

Knight pleaded true to the allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Revoke Defendant’s Community Supervision and a contested punishment hearing was heard by Messer.

Knight, 44 from Lubbock, was arrested by Childress Police Officer Matthew Bradley on Sept. 26, 2016.

Knight was originally placed on community supervision on Feb. 7, 2017, when he was placed on probation for two years. The State filed its motion to adjudicate on March 2, 2018, alleging one violation of community supervision.

Knight is also required to pay a $3,000 fine and $303 in court costs.

3. Martin Flores was convicted for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance and sentenced to six years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

Flores pleaded true to the allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate.

Flores, 29 from Las Vegas, Nev. was arrested by DPS Trooper Kelly Hill on Oct. 8, 2015.

Flores was originally placed on community supervision on Dec. 5, 2016, when he was placed on probation for three years. The State filed its motion to adjudicate on Jan. 17, 2018, alleging four violations of community supervision.

Flores is also required to pay a $3,000 fine, $458 in court costs, and $903 in restitution.