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Memphis – On Monday, May 12, 2014, two pleas took place in Hall County, Texas which resulted in one conviction and one deferred adjudication.

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 $1,500 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on May 12. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $869 in court costs and $180 in restitution.

1. Eleutorio Ortiz was convicted for the second degree felony offense of indecency with a child by contact.

Ortiz, 52-year-old resident of Memphis was sentenced to 13 years in the Institutional Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the offense.

Ortiz was arrested on June 14, 2013 by current Collingsworth County Deputy William Wright. At the time, Wright was working for the Memphis Police Department and was the lead investigator on this case.

Ortiz was indicted by a Hall County Grand Jury on Aug. 6, 2013 on two separate counts.

“We were glad to resolve this case for the victim and the victim’s family after this horrific event divided their family, said Inman. “We thank the victim and family members who supported this prosecution and plea today to punish this grandfather’s actions.”

Ortiz is required to pay $381 in court costs to Hall County.

2. Gustavo Ferrusquilla was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Ferrusqulla pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Ferrusquilla, 21-year-old resident of Amarillo, was arrested in Donley County by DPS Trooper Lynn Mays on Feb. 15, 2014. Ferrusquilla pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 27, 2014.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Ferrusquilla is required to pay a $1,500 fine to Donley County, $488 in court costs, $180 restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service. If Ferrusquilla violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.