1 year ago

Memphis– On Friday, April 1, 2016, six pleas took place in Hall County, Texas.

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.

1. Stefanie Kay Patton was convicted and sentenced to ten years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for a period of ten years for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.

Patton, 36, from Amarillo, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place on Feb. 29, 2016, by Carson County Deputy J.C. Blackburn. Patton pleaded to an information filed by the State on March 29, 2016.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Patton is required to pay $370 in court costs, a $5,000 fine, $180 lab fee, and 200 hours of community service.

2. Patton was also convicted and sentenced to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for a period of five years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance that occurred on the same dates as mentioned earlier.

3. Billy Ray Roberts was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of assault against a family member. Roberts, from Childress, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Roberts, 31, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place on Feb. 22, 2016, by Childress Police Officer Michael Burrows. Roberts pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on March 31, 2016.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Roberts is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Childress County, $269 in court costs and complete 200 hours of community service. If Roberts violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

4. Ali Ibrahim Abdul-Salaam was convicted and sentenced to ten years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for a period of five years for the third degree felony offense of evading arrest.

Abdul-Salaam, 33, from Reno, Nev., was arrested in Donley County for the offense that took place on Feb, 28, 2016, by DPS Trooper Max Honesto. Abdul-Salaam pleaded to an information filed by the State on March 30, 2016.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Abdul-Salaam is required to pay $488 in court costs, a $5,000 fine, and 200 hours of community service.

5. Abdul-Salaam was also convicted and sentenced to two years in the State Jail Division of TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for a period of five years for the state jail felony offense of unauthorized use of a vehicle on the same dates mentioned earlier.

6. Gerry Williams, 31, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was sentenced to 25 years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

On May 13, 2013, Williams, from Memphis, originally pleaded to the charges from the March 2, 2011 offense in Hall County, when he was arrested by Hall County Chief Deputy Chris Tiedemann. The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Aug. 24, 2015, alleging six violations of community supervision.

Williams is required to pay $376 in court costs to Hall County, a $2,500 fine, and $140 restitution.