Clarendon – On Friday, Oct. 11, two pleas took place in the100th Judicial District Court at the Donley County Courthouse.
Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, along with Assistant District Attorney Harley Caudle, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas, with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.
- Alyssa Ranae Hodges, 34, pleaded true and was sentenced to 15 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance in penalty group one, heroin.
Hodges, from Amarillo, Texas, was arrested in Donley County on July 1, 2014, by Texas DPS Corporal Darrin Bridges. Hodges originally pleaded on Aug. 21, 2014, and received ten years deferred adjudication when she pleaded to an information filed on Aug. 20, 2019. The State filed its motion to adjudicate on Sept. 26, 2018, alleging six violations of community supervision. In addition to the sentence, Hodges is required to pay a $10,000 fine, $180 in drug lab restitution and $458 in court costs.
- Colby Clay Hill, 29, pleaded true and was sentenced to two years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ for the third degree felony offense of assault against a public servant.
Hill, from Clarendon, Texas, was arrested on Sept. 27, 2014, by Donley County Sheriff Butch Blackburn. Hill originally pleaded on Nov. 23, 2015, and received four years deferred adjudication when he pleaded to an indictment issued by the Donley County Grand Jury on Nov. 13, 2014. Hill has been in the Northwest State Hospital regarding mental competency issues, according to court documents.The State filed its motion to adjudicate on Sept. 26, 2016, alleging three violations of community supervision. In addition to the sentence, Hill is required to pay a $1,000 fine and $398 in court costs.