7 years ago

Wellington – On Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, five pleas took place which resulted all in convictions.

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 $6,000 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Sept. 26. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $2,001 in court costs and $2,717.50 in restitution.

1. Destiny Michelle Peters, a 23-year-old resident of Wellington, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 14 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On June 21, 2010, Peters originally pleaded guilty to the second degree felony offense of delivery of marijuana to a minor that occurred on Jan. 9, 2010, in Collingsworth County.
The State filed the motion to adjudicate on June 17, 2013, alleging eight violations of community supervision.

Peters pleaded true to all of the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to fourteen years. Peters is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Collingsworth County, $140 in restitution, and a $2,500 fine.

2. Jeffery Wyrick was convicted and sentenced to 180 days in the State Jail Division of TDCJ for the state jail felony offense of burglary of a building.
Wyrick, 31-year-old resident of Howardwick, was arrested in Donley County for the offense that took place Aug. 25, 2013, and pleaded to a complaint filed by the State on Sept. 25, 2013.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Wyrick is required to pay $478 in court costs, a $500 fine, and $2,157.50 restitution.

3. Richard Steven Smith, a 23-year-old resident of Belen, N.M., pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 13 months in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

On April 12, 2012, Smith originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance that occurred on April 4, 2012, in Childress County.
The State filed the motion to adjudicate on July 26, 2013, alleging seven violations of community supervision.
Smith pleaded true to all of the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to 13 months. Smith is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Childress County, $140 in restitution, and a $2,000 fine.

4. Joe Wayne Dixon, a 25-year-old resident of Childress, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 18 months in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

On Feb. 19, 2013, Dixon originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of possession of marihuana that occurred on Sept. 12, 2010, in Childress County.
The State filed the motion to adjudicate on July 26, 2013, alleging five violations of community supervision.
Dixon pleaded true to all of the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to 18 months. Dixon is also required to pay $385.50 in court costs to Childress County, $140 in restitution, and a $500 fine.

5. Dixon was also convicted and sentenced to 18 months in the State Jail Division of TDCJ for the state jail felony offense of delivery of marijuana.
Dixon was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Feb. 13, 2013, and was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on May 7, 2013.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Dixon is required to pay $385.50 in court costs, a $500 fine, and $140 restitution.