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Clarendon – On Tuesday, Feb. 16, six pleas took place in the 100th Judicial District Court via the internet-based meeting app Zoom, with the Court sitting in Donley County.

Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, along with Assistant District Attorney Harley Caudle, prosecuted the case for the State of Texas, with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.

- Arturo Obadiah Huerta, 21, of White Deer, was placed on four separate, five-year probation cases for four different counts of the second degree felony offense of possession with intent to promote child pornography. Huerta was arrested by Carson County Chief Deputy J.C. Blackburn on June 4, 2020.

Huerta was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $1,360 in total court costs and complete 300 hours of community service. If his probation is revoked, Huerta faces up to 20 years in prison on each count, with the Court having the discretion to order the prison sentences to be served consecutively.

- Mercedes Ray McIntosh, 35, Memphis, Texas, was placed on six years probation for the second degree felony offense of engaging in organized criminal activity. McIntosh was arrested by Memphis Police Chief Tim Flaxington on Jan. 20.

McIntosh was also ordered to pay a $6,000 fine to Hall County, $1,323.51 in restitution, $305 in court costs and complete 300 hours of community service. If her probation is revoked, McIntosh faces up to 20 years in prison.

- Jeremy Lee Brown-Brannon, 29, Childress, was placed on four years probation for the second degree felony offense of burglary of a habitation. Brown-Brannon was arrested by Childress Police Officer James Palmitier on Jan. 10.

Brown-Brannon was also ordered to pay a $4,000 fine to Childress County, $500 in restitution, $340 in court costs and complete 300 hours of community service. If his probation is revoked, Brown-Brannon faces up to 20 years in prison.

- Maria Benita Rios, 56 from Salt Lake City, Utah, was placed on three years probation for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Rios was arrested by Childress Police Officer Leroy Rodriguez on July 28, 2020.

Rios was also ordered to pay a $3,000 fine to Childress County, $180 in restitution, $340 in court costs and complete 200 hours of community service. If her probation is revoked, Rios faces up to 10 years in prison.

- Thomas Henry Ciccil, 78 from Silver Point, Tenn., was placed on two years probation for the class A misdemeanor offense of unlawful use of a criminal instrument. Ciccil was arrested in Hall County by 100th District Attorney’s Office Investigator Coy Teichelman on April 18, 2019.

Ciccil was also ordered to pay a $4,000 fine to Hall County, $309 in court costs, $410 drug lab restitution and complete 100 hours of community service. If his probation is revoked, Ciccil faces up to one years in the Hall County Jail.

- Shelby Wayne Milliman Garrett, 28 of Shawnee, Okla., was sentenced to eight months in the Carson County Jail for the class A misdemeanor offense of possession of a controlled substance.

Following his arrest on May 20, 2019, Garrett was initially placed on probation for three years on August 6, 2019. The State filed a motion asking the Court to revoke Garrett’s probation on Feb. 20, 2020, based upon his violation of certain conditions of his probation.

At the hearing on Tuesday, Garrett admitted to violating probation, and Messer sentenced him to eight months in jail.