Clarendon – On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, three pleas took place which resulted in two convictions and one deferred adjudication.
Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.
A total of $10,000 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Jan. 22. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $1,712 in court costs and $623.56 restitution.
1. Emzy Dewayne Harris, 25-year-old resident of Clarendon, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt and was convicted and sentenced to nine years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
On July 29, 2009, Harris originally pleaded guilty to the second degree felony offense of indecency with a child that occurred on June 1, 2009, in Donley County.
The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Jan. 25, 2012, alleging one violation of community supervision.
Harris is also required to pay $640 in court costs to Donley County and a $4,000 fine.
2. Justin Scott Killough, 22-year-old resident of Malakoff, Texas, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate Guilt and was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice
On June 23, 2011, Killough originally pleaded guilty to the third degree felony offense of continuous family violence that occurred on July 10, 2010, in Donley County.
The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Feb. 2, 2012, alleging five violations of community supervision.
Killough pleaded true to violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to 10 years in the TDCJ. Killough is also required to pay $689 in court costs to Donley County and a $1,000 fine. The court shall retain jurisdiction of the case for 180 days.
3. Tate Aulton Irons was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the second degree felony offense of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. Irons pleaded guilty and was placed on the maximum deferred adjudication allowed by law for the offense.
Irons, 19-year-old resident of Monahans, Texas was arrested in Donley County for the offense that took place on July 6, 2012. Irons was indicted by a Donley County Grand Jury on Dec. 5, 2012.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Irons is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Donley County, $383 in court costs, and $623.56 restitution to the victim for out-of-pocket medical expenses. If Irons violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in TDCJ.