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Childress– On Monday, May 2, 2016, four pleas took place in Childress County, Texas.

Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, assisted by Greg Buckley, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas, with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.

1. Christopher Boyd Johnson was convicted and sentenced to two days in the Childress County Jail with time served for the Class A misdemeanor offense of deadly conduct.

Johnson, 46, from Childress, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place on Jan. 22, 2013, by Mike Warren. Johnson was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Aug. 8, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Johnson is required to pay $443 in court costs, a $400 fine upfront, and $60 lab fee.

2. Christopher Dontae Jones was placed on probation for a period of five years for the state jail felony offense of fraudulent use of identifying information. Jones, from Lewisville, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Jones, 30, was arrested in for the offense that took place on Aug. 15, 2015 by an investigation by Childress County Deputy Sergeant Ronnie Bentley. Jones was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Jan. 11, 2016.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Jones is required to pay $269 in court costs, and $362.68 restitution. If Jones violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

3. Jones was also placed on probation for a period of five years for the third degree felony offense of tampering with a witness. Jones, 30, was arrested in for the offense that took place on Feb. 2, 2016 by an investigation by Bentley. Jones was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on March 22, 2016.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Jones is required to pay $269 in court costs, a $3,000 fine, and complete 200 hours of community service. If Jones violates probation, he could face up to ten years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

4. Ryan James Lurie was placed on probation for a period of six years for the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Lurie, from Los Angeles, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Lurie, 26, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place on Nov. 18, 2015 by DPS Trooper Ben Dollar. Lurie pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 3, 2016.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Lurie is required to pay a $6,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $180 lab fee, $6 jail restitution, complete 300 hours of community service, and a $500 out of state probation transfer fee. If Lurie violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.