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Memphis – On Thursday, March 27, 2014, three pleas took place in Hall County, Texas.

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

A total of $7,000 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on March 27. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $1,070 in court costs and $140 in restitution.

1. Bill Villarreal Costey, a 48-year-old resident of La Puente, Calif., pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Revoke and was convicted and sentenced to two years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On May 20, 2009, Costey originally pleaded guilty to the second degree felony offense of possession of marijuana that occurred on Jan. 23, 2009, in Carson County.

The State filed the motion to revoke on March 17, 2013, alleging five violations of community supervision.
Costey is also required to pay $313 in court costs to Carson County, a $6,000 fine, and $140 restitution.

2. Ricky Paul Salgado was convicted for the third degree felony offense of assault against a family member. Salgado was sentenced to ten years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ, however, the sentence was probated for a period of three years.

Salgado, 26-year-old resident of Wellington, was arrested in Collingsworth County for the offense that took place May 4, 2013 by Collingsworth County Sheriff Kent Riley. Salgado was indicted by a Collingsworth County Grand Jury on June 6, 2013.

“Sheriff Riley has been great for this community in taking over the Sheriff’s Office and making quality investigations so we can go forward with successful prosecutions like this case today,” said Inman.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Salgado is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Collingsworth County, $376 in court costs, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Salgado violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

3. Jason Dwight Bridges was convicted for the Class A Misdemeanor offense of criminal trespass. Bridges was sentenced to 30 days in the Hall County Jail.

Bridges, 39-year-old resident of Memphis, was arrested in Hall County for the offense that took place June 5, 2013 by Hall County Deputy James Palmitier. Bridges was indicted by a Hall County Grand Jury on December 13, 2013.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Bridges is required to pay $381 in court costs.