8 years ago

Clarendon – On Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, seven pleas took place which resulted in four convictions and three 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.

A total of $9,500 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Aug. 22. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $2,660.50 in court costs and $704.95 in restitution.

1. Johnny Rico Juarez, a 50-year-old resident of Childress, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to seven years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On Sept. 12, 2011, Juarez originally pleaded guilty to the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver in a school zone that occurred on May 3, 2010, in Childress County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on July 26, 2013, alleging six violations of community supervision.

Juarez pleaded true to all of the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to seven years. Juarez is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Childress County, $140 restitution, and a $3,000 fine.

2. Dana Marie Jones, a 46-year-old resident of Childress, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 12 months in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

On Sept.12, 2011, Jones originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of theft that occurred on July 25, 2011, in Childress County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on July 26, 2013, alleging eight violations of community supervision.

Jones pleaded true to all of the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to 12 months. Jones is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Childress County and a $500 fine.

3. Justin Joseph Peters, a 28-year-old resident of Englewood, Colo., pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 12 months in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On May 2, 2011, Peters originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle that occurred on Nov. 9, 2010, in Childress County.

The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Oct. 29, 2012, alleging four violations of community supervision.

Peters pleaded true to all of the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to 12 months. Peters is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Childress County, $564.95 restitution, and a $1,500 fine.

4. Randy Hollis Smith was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Smith pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Smith, 55-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested for the offense that took place Dec. 21, 2012 and was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on May 7, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Smith is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, successfully complete 400 hours of community service, and register for life as a sex offender. If Smith violates probation, he could face up to life or 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

5. Maria Gomez was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of smuggling of persons. Gomez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Gomez, a 35-year-old Houston resident, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place Aug. 11, 2013. Gomez pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Aug. 21, 2013.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Gomez is required to pay a $500 fine to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Gomez violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

6. Nery Jeobany Telles was convicted and sentenced to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ but the sentence was probated for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of smuggling of persons.

Telles, 38-year-old resident of Los Angeles, Calif., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place June 3, 2013 by Childress Police Officer Mike Warren. Telles pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on July 25, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Telles is required to pay a $500 fine to Childress County, $385.50 in court costs, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. The plea of guilty also subjects Telles to deportation of his country of origin, which is Guatemala.

7. James Taylor Patterson was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of burglary of a building. Patterson pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Patterson, 45-year-old resident of Wellington, was arrested in Collingsworth County for the offense that took place April 11, 2013. Patterson was indicted by a Collingsworth County Grand Jury on June 6, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Patterson is required to pay a $1,500 fine to Collingsworth County, $376 in court costs, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Patterson violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.