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Childress – On Monday, Dec. 2, eight pleas took place in the 100th Judicial District Courtroom at the Childress County Courthouse. Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, along with Assistant District Attorney Harley Caudle, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas, with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.

- Teondre Alyssis Wright, 19, pleaded guilty and was convicted for the third-degree felony offense of evading arrest with a motor vehicle. Wright was sentenced to five years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).

“In a world where more and more people do not respect the authority of police officers, we are taking a stand and sending a resounding message that this behavior will not be tolerated in our district,” said Inman.
Wright, from New Orleans, was arrested by Childress County Sheriff Mike Pigg on Sept. 7, 2019. Wright was indicted on Oct. 22.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Wright is also required to pay $308 in court costs. Due to Messer making a deadly weapon finding, Wright must serve at least 50 percent of his sentence before becoming parole eligible.
“Our district does everything possible to punish offenders who jeopardize everyone’s safety on our highways,” said Inman. “People who disregard everyone’s safety, and officer’s authority, will find themselves doing lengthy pen time with limited rights for parole.”

- Jerry Joe Wise pleaded true and was convicted of the third-degree felony offense of injury to a child.

Wise was sentenced to five years in the TDCJ. Wise, 29, from Childress, Texas, was arrested by Childress Police Officer Larry Ashurst on Oct. 11, 2018. Wise pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 10, 2018. The state filed its motion to adjudicate on Nov. 18, 2019, alleging eight violations of community supervision. Wise pleaded true to the allegations. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Wise is also required to pay a $500 fine and $269 in court costs.

- Ruben Emanuel Ramos, 27, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for five years for the third-degree felony offense of cruelty to non-livestock animals.

Ramos, from Olney, Texas, was arrested by Childress Police Officer Matthew Bradley on March 2. Ramos was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Oct. 22. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Ramos is also required to pay a fine of $2,500 to Childress County, $269 in court costs, $350 attorney fee, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Ramos violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the TDCJ.

- Mitchell Dante Mathis, 29, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for six years for the first-degree felony offense of burglary of a habitation tending to commit a felony.

Mathis, from Childress, Texas, was arrested by Childress Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Warren on April 5. Mathis was indicted by March 21. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Mathis is also required to pay a fine of $6,000 to Childress County, $269 in court costs, $400 attorney fee, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Mathis violates probation, he could face up to 99 years in the TDCJ.

- Robert Milton Hicks, 70, pleaded guilty and was convicted for the third-degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated 3rd or more. Hicks was sentenced to ten years, but the sentence was probated for a period of three years.

Hicks, from Childress, Texas, was arrested in Childress County by DPS Trooper Roy Henry on Jan. 17, 2019. Hicks was indicted on June 25. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Hicks is also required to pay $519 in court costs, a $500 fine to Childress County, $60 restitution, $350 attorney fees, complete 200 hours of community service and successfully complete all DWI requirements under Chapter 49.

- Keith William Johnson, 28, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for three years for the third-degree felony offense of prohibited substance in a correctional facility.

Johnson, from Altus, Okla., was arrested by Childress Police Officer James Palmitier on July 4. Johnson plead to an information filed by the State on Dec. 2. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Johnson is also required to pay a fine of $500 to Childress County, $329 in court costs, $350 attorney fee, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Johnson violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the TDCJ.

- Bobby McCoy, 29, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for eight years for the second-degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance in penalty group two, tetrahydrocannabinol.

McCoy was arrested by Childress Police Officer Timothy Pyle on Nov. 18. McCoy plead to an information filed by the State on Dec. 2. Pursuant to the plea agreement, McCoy is also required to pay a fine of $8,000 to Childress County, $329 in court costs, $400 attorney fee, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If McCoy violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the TDCJ.

- Donnie Moore, 38, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for six years for the second degree felony offense of failure to comply with sex offender registration.

Moore, from Wellington, Texas, was arrested by Collingsworth County Sheriff Kent Riley on July 1. Moore plead to an information filed by the State on Dec. 2. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Moore is also required to pay a fine of $500 to Collingsworth County, $376 in court costs, $400 attorney fee, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Moore violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.