8 years ago

Memphis – On Monday, May 13, 2013, six pleas took place which resulted in four convictions and two deferred adjudications.

Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, assisted by Greg Buckley, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.

A total of $15,000 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on May 13. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $2,210 in court costs and $700 restitution.

1. Gillene Olivas, a 26-year-old resident of Las Vegas, Nev., pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Revoke and was convicted and sentenced to five years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

On April 11, 2011, Olivas originally pleaded guilty to the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance that occurred on March 5, 2011, in Carson County.

The State filed the motion to revoke on Oct. 29, 2012, alleging six violations of community supervision.

Olivas pleaded true to all of the violations contained in the State’s motion in an agreed plea and was sentenced to 5 years. Olivas is also required to pay $330 in court costs to Carson County, a $5000 fine, and $140 restitution.

2. Gerry Dejon Williams was placed on probation for a period of 10 years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Williams pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Williams, 29-year-old resident of Memphis, was arrested by Hall County Deputy Tiedemann for the offense that took place March 2, 2011 and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on May 6, 2011.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Williams is required to pay a $2,500 fine to Hall County, $376 in court costs, $140.00 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Williams violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Intuitional Division of the TDCJ.

3. Cory Daniel Watts was convicted for the third degree felony offense of DWI 3rd or more. Watts pleaded guilty for the offense that took place on Nov. 20, 2012 and was sentenced to 10 years in the Institutional Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice, but the sentence was probated for a period of five years.

Watts, 34-year-old resident of Wellington, was arrested by Hall County Deputy Jared Johnson and was indicted by a Hall County Grand Jury on April 3, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Watts is required to pay $376 in court costs to Hall County, $2,500 fine, complete 200 hours of community service, and all DWI requirements under Chapter 49.

4. Armando Sanchez Jr. was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Sanchez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Sanchez, 26-year-old resident of Wellington, was arrested by Collingsworth County Deputy Larry Ashurst for the offense that took place April 16, 2013 and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on May 13, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Sanchez is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Collingsworth County, $376 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Sanchez violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

5. Gilbert Garcia Jr. was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Garcia pleaded guilty and was convicted to two years in the State Jail Division, but the sentence was probated for a period of three years on two separate charges.

Garcia, 21-year-old resident of Wellington, was arrested by Collingsworth County Deputy Kent Riley for the offense that took place March 17, 2013. Garcia pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on May 2, 2013.

Garcia, while on bond, was arrested by Collingsworth County Deputy Larry Ashurst for the same offense that took place April 16, 2013, and pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on May 13, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Garcia is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Collingsworth County, $752 in court costs, $280.00 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Garcia violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.