8 years ago

Wellington – On Monday, June 17, 2013, five pleas took place which resulted in one conviction and four deferred adjudications.

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.

1. Joe Anthony Arreola, a 27-year-old resident of Wellington, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 12 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On, April 11, 2011Arreola originally pleaded guilty to the second degree felony offense of burglary of a habitation that occurred on Dec. 2, 2010, in Collingsworth County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on June 4, 2013, alleging four violations of community supervision.

Arreola pleaded true to all of the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to 12 years. Arreola is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Collingsworth County and a $1,500 fine.

2. Colten Michael Bradham was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Bradham pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Bradham, 20-year-old resident of Wellington, was arrested in Collingsworth County for the offense that took place Dec. 29, 2012 by Collingsworth County Deputy Kent Riley. Bradham plead guilty to a complaint filed by the State on May 2, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Bradham is required to pay a $500 fine to Collingsworth County, $376 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If

Bradham violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

3. Sheri Diane Jones was placed on probation for a period of five years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Jones pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Jones, 24-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Hall County for the offense that took place Feb. 9, 2012 by Memphis Chief of Police Chris Jolly. Jones plead guilty to a complaint filed by the State on Nov. 5, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Jones is required to pay $376 in court costs and $140 restitution. If Jones violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

4. Sheri Diana Jones was also placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver in a drug free zone. Jones pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Jones, 24-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Feb. 11, 2013 by Chief Deputy Danny Gillem, and was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on May 7, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Jones is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If

Jones violates probation, she could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

5. Miranda Gayle Keever was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Keever pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Keever, 34-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place March 10, 2013 by Corporal Jerrald Johnson. Keever pleaded to a complaint filed by the State on May 6, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Keever is required to pay a $6,000 fine to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If

Keever violates probation, she could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.