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Clarendon – On Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, nine pleas took place in the100th Judicial District Court in the Donley County Courthouse.

District Attorney Luke Inman, along with Assistant District Attorney Harley Caudle, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas, with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.

- Ricardo Santiago-Velasco, 28, pleaded true and was sentenced to 13 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). Santiago, from Amarillo, was arrested in Donley County by DPS Texas Ranger Bo Brown on Aug. 11, 2013. Santiago was later indicted by the Donley County Grand Jury on Jan. 27, 2014. Santiago originally pleaded on Feb. 25, 2014 and received eight years deferred adjudication for the second degree felony offense of sexual assault of a child.

The State filed its motion to adjudicate on June 23, 2014 alleging five violations of community supervision. In addition to the sentence, Santiago is also required to pay a $4,000 fine, $1,652 in restitution and $614 in court costs. Due to the nature of the offense, Santiago must serve at least 50 percent of his sentence before becoming parole eligible. Santiago’s plea of true will also subject him to deportation once his sentence is complete.

- Ethan Neil Andrews, 23, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for four years for the second degree felony offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Andrews, from Hedley, Texas, was arrested in Memphis by Donley County Sheriff’s Deputy Randy Stubblefield on April 20. Andrews was later indicted by the Donley County Grand Jury on June 24. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Andrews is also required to pay a fine of $4,000 fine to Donley County, $400 in attorney fees, $398 in court costs, and successfully complete 300 hours of community service. If Andrews violates probation, he could face up to twenty years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

- Terrance Adon White, 41, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for five years for the hybrid third degree felony offense of accident involving serious bodily injury. White, from White Deer, Texas, was arrested in Carson County by DPS Trooper Blake Roberts on March 11, 2017. White was later indicted by the Carson County Grand Jury on Oct. 26, 2017. Pursuant to the plea agreement, White is also required to pay a fine of $250 to Carson County, $311 in court costs, $21,285.57 in restitution and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If White violates probation, he could face up to five years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

- Kevin Owens, Jr., 28, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of unlawful use of a criminal instrument. Owens, from Houston, was arrested in Donley County by Donley County Sheriff’s Deputies on Aug. 18, 2017. Owens was later indicted by the Donley County Grand Jury on June 26, 2018. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Owens was required to pay a fine of $4,000 to Donley County, $458 in court costs, $180 in drug lab restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service. If Owens violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Donley County Jail.

- Flora Morales Trejo, 43, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of assault family violence. Trejo, from Wellington, Texas, was arrested in Collingsworth County by Collingsworth County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Arnold on Nov. 8, 2018. Trejo was later indicted by the Collingsworth County Grand Jury on Jan. 22. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Trejo was required to pay a fine of $500 to Collingsworth County, $376 in court costs, and complete 100 hours of community service. If Trejo violates probation, she could face up to one year in the Collingsworth County Jail.

- Yardli Shae Beddingfield, 22, pleaded true and was sentenced to five years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ. Beddingfield, from Claude, Texas, was arrested in Carson County by DPS Trooper Garry Bullard on Dec. 22, 2017. Beddingfield pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Feb. 23, 2018. Beddingfield originally pleaded on May 1, 2018, and received 10 years, probated for three years for the third degree felony offense of prohibited substance in a correctional facility. The State filed its motion to adjudicate on March 18, alleging six violations of community supervision. In addition to the sentence, Beddingfield is also required to pay a $500 fine, $180 in restitution and $370 in court costs.

- Louie Nick Jaramillo, 38, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for three years for the third degree felony offense of tampering with evidence. Jaramillo, from White Deer, Texas, was arrested by Donley County Sheriff’s Deputy Sonny Marasco on May 8. Jaramillo was later indicted by the Donley County Grand Jury on June 24. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Jaramillo is required to pay a $500 fine to Donley County, $488 in court costs, $180 in restitution, $350 in attorney fees and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Jaramillo violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

- Jarret Cope, 32, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of criminal mischief.
Cope, from Lafayette, La., was arrested in Donley County by DPS Trooper Emily Ruhl on Jan. 19. Cope was later indicted by the Donley County Grand Jury on June 24. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Cope was required to pay a fine of $4,000 to Donley County, $458 in court costs, $300 in attorney fees and complete 100 hours of community service. If Cope violates probation, he could face up to one year in the Donley County Jail.

- Christopher Bryon Myers, 38, pleaded guilty and was convicted and sentenced for 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ for the second degree felony offense of injury to a child. Myers, from Clarendon, Texas, was arrested in Donley County by DPS Texas Ranger Mike Smith on Oct. 12, 2018. Myers was later indicted by the Donley County Grand Jury on Jan. 17. In addition to his plea of guilty, Myers is required to may $400 in attorney fees and $488 in court costs.