10 years ago

Wellington – On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, two pleas took place which resulted in the conviction of Joe Angel Garcia Jr.

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 Angel Garcia, Jr., a 29-year-old resident of Wellington, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to seven and one half years in the Institutional Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the third degree felony offense of failure to appear.

On May 14, 2012, Garcia originally pleaded guilty to offense that occurred on Feb. 7, 2011, in Collingsworth County.

The State filed the motion to revoke on Jan. 8, 2013, alleging five violations of community supervision. There was an active warrant for Garcia’s arrest since that date.

Garcia pleaded true to the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to 7.5 years. Garcia is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Collingsworth County, a $2,000 fine, and $152.01 in restitution.

Garcia also pleaded guilty to a new third degree felony offense of evading arrest in a motor vehicle which occurred on Feb. 23, 2014. Garcia was arrested by Sheriff Kent Riley and Deputy Billy
Gilbert after Garcia was spotted driving a vehicle in the County and having an active warrant for his arrest.

Garcia was indicted by a Collingsworth County Grand Jury on April 2, 2014 for the offense.

Garcia received another 7.5 year sentence and received a second conviction. Garcia is also required to pay $400.50 in court costs for this offense.