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Childress – On Monday, June 10, 2019, six pleas took place in the100th Judicial District Court in Childress County Courthouse.

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. Augustin Pineda, 61, pleaded true and was sentenced to 18 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) for the second degree felony offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Pineda, from Memphis, Texas, was arrested in Hall County on Aug. 17, 2014. Pineda originally pleaded on Nov. 3, 2014, and received six years deferred adjudication when he pleaded to an information filed by the State on Nov. 3, 2014.
The State filed its motion to adjudicate on Feb. 8, 2018, alleging five violations of community supervision. In addition to the sentence, Pineda is also required to pay a $2,000 fine, $500 in restitution and $381 in court costs.

2. Mark Leone Calton, 41, pleaded true and was sentenced to 18 months in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
Calton, from Fort Worth, was arrested by Hall County Sheriff Tom Heck on April 5, 2017. Calton originally pleaded on May 1, 2017, and received two years deferred adjudication when he pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on April 26, 2017.
The State filed its motion to adjudicate on March 28, 2019, alleging six violations of community supervision. In addition to the sentence, Calton is also required to pay a $500 fine and $381 in court costs.

3. Calvin Andrew Garrett, 34, pleaded guilty and was convicted of the third degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated, third or more and sentenced to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ. However, the sentence was probated for a period of three years.
Garrett, from Childress, Texas, was arrested in Childress by Childress Police Officer Jerrald Johnson on June 10, 2017. Garrett was later indicted by the Childress County Grand Jury on Dec. 19, 2017.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Garrett is required to a $3,000 fine to Childress County, $463 in court costs, $60 in restitution, complete 200 hours of community service, spend 10 days in the Childress County Jail, successfully complete an alcohol rehabilitation program, a program for repeat alcohol offenders, an alcohol education program, and have an ignition interlock device placed on any vehicle he operates.

4. Dylan Wade Norvelle, 25, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for six years for the first degree felony offense of burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit aggravated assault.
Norvelle, from Memphis, was arrested in Hall County by Memphis Police Officer Ed Gentry on July 15, 2018. Norvelle pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on June 6, 2019.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Norvelle is also required to pay a fine of $6,000 to Hall County, $381 in court costs, successfully complete 100 hours of community service and have no contact with the victim. If Norvelle violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

5. Timothy Michael Finch, 39, pleaded true and was sentenced to four years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance in penalty group one, heroin.
Finch, from Haltom City, Texas, was arrested in Childress County by Texas DPS Trooper Eric Rogers on Nov. 1, 2017. Finch originally pleaded on May 13, 2018, and received three years deferred adjudication when he pleaded to an information filed by the State on Jan. 2, 2018.
The State filed its motion to adjudicate on March 20, alleging six violations of community supervision. In addition to the sentence, Finch is also required to pay a $5,000 fine, $180 in restitution and $329 in court costs.

6. Jeremy Lynn Vanausdall, 38, pleaded true and was sentenced to 16 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ for the second degree felony offense of robbery.
Vanausdall, from Childress, was arrested in Childress by Childress Police Chief Shade Miller on May 18, 2016. Vanausdall was later indicted by the Childress County Grand Jury on Sept.19, 2016.
Vanausdall originally pleaded on Aug. 20, 2018, and received four years deferred adjudication.
The State filed its motion to adjudicate on Dec. 13, 2018, alleging four violations of community supervision. In addition to the sentence, Vanausdall is also required to pay a $500 fine and $269 in court costs.