Clarendon – On Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, four pleas took place which resulted in three convictions and one deferred adjudication.
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 $6,500 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Aug. 23. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $2,032 in court costs and $280 restitution.
1. David Wade Deatherage, a 30-year-old resident of Clarendon, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Revoke and was convicted and sentenced to eight years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
On Aug. 18, 2011, Deatherage originally pleaded guilty to the third degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated third or more that occurred on May 12, 2011, in Donley County.
The State filed the motion to revoke on May 28, 2013, alleging six violations of community supervision.
Without a negotiated plea in place, Deatherage pleaded true to all of the violations contained in the State’s motion. After the plea of true, punishment evidence was heard by Messer from both sides. Messer then sentenced Deatherage to eight years.
Deatherage is also required to pay $558 in court costs to Donley County, $140 restitution, and a $5,000 fine.
2. Mason D Lowrie was convicted for the Class A misdemeanor offense of possession of a controlled substance. Lowrie pleaded guilty for the offense that took place on Nov. 3, 2011 and was sentenced to 90 days in the Donley County Jail.
Lowrie, 19-year-old resident of Clarendon, was arrested by Donley County Deputy Mike Spier and was indicted by a Donley County Grand Jury on Aug. 6, 2013.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Lowrie is required to pay $443 in court costs to Donley County and $140 restitution.
3. Shawn Ray Brogdon was convicted for the second degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated third or more enhanced. Brogdon pleaded guilty for the offense that took place on May 25, 2013 and was sentenced to ten years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for a period of ten years.
Brogdon, 30-year-old resident of Lelia Lake, was arrested by DPS Trooper Kellan Roberts and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Aug. 23, 2013.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Brogdon is required to pay $558 in court costs to Donley County, a $1,000 fine, successfully complete 300 hours of community service, and complete all DWI requirements under Chapter 49.
4. Anna Christine Johnson was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of endangering a child. Johnson pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.
Johnson, resident of Clarendon, was arrested by Donley County Deputy Jay Longan for the offense that took place July 27, 2013 and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Aug. 22, 2013. DPS Troooper Chad Simpson assisted in the investigation.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Johnson is required to pay a $500 fine to Donley County, $473 in court costs, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Johnson violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.