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On Thursday, April 18, nine pleas took place in the 100th Judicial District Court in Childress County.

Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, along with Assistant District Attorney Harley Caudle, prosecuted the following cases for the State of Texas, with the Honorable Judge Dale Rabe presiding.

Joshua Blake Martinez, 19 of Childress, Texas, was placed on probation for four years for the second degree felony offense of burglary of a habitation.

Martinez was arrested by Childress Police Officer Brandon Young on Jan. 13. Young pleaded to an information filed by the State on April 17.

Martinez was also ordered to pay a $500 fine, $500 in attorney fees, $340 court costs, and must complete 300 hours of community service. If he violates the terms of his probation, Martinez faces up to 20 years in prison.

Michel Kimante Hernandez-Marin, 44 of Albuquerque, N.M., was placed on probation for ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance, cocaine.

Marin was arrested by Childress Police Officer Camaron Thomas in Childress County on Dec. 11, 2022. Marin pleaded to an information filed by the State on March 16, 2023.

Marin was also ordered to pay a fine of $10,000, a $180 lab fee, a $500 probation transfer fee, $340 court costs, and must complete 400 hours of community service. If he violates the terms of his probation, Marin faces up to 99 years or life in prison.

Christopher Brennon Pourciau, 37 of Cripple Creek, Colo., was placed on probation for four years for the third degree felony offense of evading with a motor vehicle.

Pourciau was arrested by Childress Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher LaCario on Dec. 27, 2023. Pourciau was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on March 26.

Pourciau was also ordered to pay a $4,000 fine, $340 in court costs, an upfront $500 out-of-state transfer fee, and a $450 attorney fee, and must complete 200 hours of community service. If Pourciau violates the terms of his probation, he faces up to 10 years in prison.

Jeffrey Lopez-Arias, 32 of Dallas, was placed on probation for three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance, cocaine.

Arias was arrested by LaCario on Jan. 3, 2023. Arias was indicted by the Childress County Grand Jury on March 26.

Arias was also ordered to pay a $2,500 fine, $340 in court costs, $180 in restitution, a $500 transfer fee, $450 in attorney’s fees, and must complete 100 hours of community service. If he violates the terms of his probation, he faces up to 10 years in prison.

Gwendolyn Denise Lowe, 44 of Rye, Colo., was placed on probation for three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance, tetrahydrocannabinol.

Lowe was arrested by Texas DPS Trooper Robert Barth on Nov. 16, 2023. Lowe pleaded to an information filed by the State on Jan. 24.

Lowe was also ordered to pay a $2,500 fine, $340 in court costs, $180 restitution, a $500 transfer fee, along with the completion of 100 hours of community service. If she violates the terms of her probation, Lowe faces up to two years in prison.

Erick Valadimir Andino-Vasquez aka Carlos Pineda, 26 of Houston, was placed on probation in two separate cases. For the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance, tetrahydrocannabinol, he was placed on probation for three years.

For the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana, he was placed on probation for another three years.

Vasquez was arrested by Childress Police Officer Brandon Young on April 20, 2023. Vasquez pleaded to an information filed by the State on June 21, 2023.

Vasquez was also ordered to pay fees in both cases. In the first case, he must pay a $2,500 fine, $400 attorney fees, $340 court costs, and a $180 lab fee, and must complete 100 hours of community service.

In the second case, he must pay a $2,500 fine, $400 attorney fees, $340 court costs, and a $180 lab fee.

Brian Bergeron, 49 of Colorado Springs, Colo., was placed on probation for three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance, tetrahydrocannabinol.

Bergeron was arrested in Childress on Sept. 14, 2023 by Texas DPS Trooper Robert Varner. Bergeron pleaded to an information filed by the State on Nov. 9, 2023.

Bergeron was also ordered to pay a $2,500 fine, $340 in court costs, a $180 lab fee, $400 in attorney fees, a $500 transfer fee, and must complete 100 hours of community service. If he violates the terms of his probation, Bergeron faces up to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ.

Brian Dallas Duke, 46 of Millan, Tenn., was placed on probation for three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance, tetrahydrocannabinol.

Duke was arrested in Childress County by Varner on Sept. 30, 2023. Duke pleaded to an information filed by the State on Nov. 9, 2023.

Duke was also ordered to pay a $2,500 fee, a $180 lab fee, a $500 transfer fee, $400 in attorney fees, $340 in court costs, and must complete 100 hours of community service.