On Thursday, Feb. 25, four 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.
- Dacota Shaye Segura, 19, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the second degree felony offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Segura was arrested for the crime that took place in Collingsworth County on Nov.22, 2019.
According to court records, Segura was indicted on June 26, 2020 for three counts of aggravated assault and one count of murder of Frankie Cannon.
“This is the first of several pending cases that we were able to resolve in the offenses that resulted in Frankie’s [Cannon} death.” said Inman. “We applaud the efforts of all law enforcement officers involved, including the FBI, Texas Rangers Division and the Collingsworth County Sheriff’s Office for giving us the tools to go forward with successful prosecution against this defendant.
According to Inman, Segura was one of four individuals indicted on the same date in connection with the death of Cannon.
“In this COVID-19 era, we, like so many of us, are doing everything in our power to push these serious cases to the forefront for resolution of our victims’ and victims’ family members.”
Segura was also ordered to pay $376 in court costs.
- Monty Wayne Benningfield, 57, from Amarillo, Texas was sentenced to 8 years in prison for the third degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated 3rd or more. Benningfield was arrested by Carson County Sheriff’s Deputy J.J. Zundt on Jan. 3, 2021 in Carson County.
Benningfield was also ordered to pay $455 in court costs.
- Chazton Henry Harris, 25, from Lamarque, Texas was convicted and sentenced to Time Served in the Childress County Jail for the Class A misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana, Harris was arrested by Manda Carrizales, Childress Police Officer on Nov. 16, 2020.
Harris was also required to pay an upfront fine of $4,000 and upfront court costs of $340.
- Alfonso Barragan Cardenas, 37, from Clutier, Iowa was placed on four years probation for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Cardenas was arrested by Carrizales on Jan. 23, 2021.
Cardenas was also ordered to pay a $500 fine to Childress County, $180 in restitution, $340 in court costs and complete 300 hours of community service. If his probation is revoked, Cardenas faces up to 20 years in prison.