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Memphis – On Wednesday, April 27, eight pleas took place in the 100th Judicial District Court in Hall County.

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

- Jennifer Denice Taylor, 43, from Childress, Texas, was sentenced to 22 months in prison for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.

Taylor was arrested on Nov. 17, 2019, by 100th District Attorney Criminal Enforcement Division Investigator Todd Gambol. Taylor was originally placed on three years probation on June 9, 2020 and the State filed a motion asking the Court to adjudicate Taylor’s probation on Aug. 23, 2021.

Taylor was also ordered to pay a $2,500 fine, $305 in court costs, and $180 restitution.

- Joe Perez Martinez, 48, from Memphis, Texas, was placed on five years probation for the enhanced first degree felony offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Martinez was arrested by Memphis Police Officer Chris Jolly on Dec. 25, 2017, and was indicted by a Hall County Grand Jury on April 4, 2018.

- Martinez was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine to Hall County and $340 in court costs. If his probation is revoked, Martinez faces up to 99 years in prison.

- Edward Allen Reeves, 31, from Mobeetie, Texas, was placed on four years probation for the second degree felony offense of burglary of a habitation. Reeves was arrested by Hall County Sheriff Tom Heck on May 25, 2021, and was indicted by a Hall County Grand Jury.

Reeves was also ordered to pay a $500 fine to Hall County, complete 300 hours of community service, and $355 in court costs. If his probation is revoked, Reeves faces up to 20 years in prison.
- Gilbert Sonny Chavez, 19, Memphis, Texas, was placed on two years probation for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Chavez was arrested by Gambol on Dec. 9, 2021, and pleaded to an information filed by the State on Jan. 31.

Chavez was also ordered to pay a $500 fine to Hall County, complete 100 hours of community service, and $340 in court costs. If his probation is revoked, Chavez faces up to two years in prison.
- Arcadio Morin Jr., 29, from Memphis, Texas, was placed on two years probation for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Morin was arrested by Memphis Police Officer Sergio Romero on Jan. 12, and pleaded to an information filed by the State on Feb. 23.

Morin was also ordered to pay a $500 fine to Hall County, complete 100 hours of community service, $180 lab fee, and $305 in court costs. If his probation is revoked, Morin faces up to two years in prison.

- David Ernesto Pereira, 26, from Houston, was placed on two years probation for the Class A misdemeanor offense of unlawful use of a criminal instrument. Pereira was arrested by Hall County Sheriff’s Deputy Christian Cortez on May 16, 2021, and pleaded to an information filed by the State on Dec. 1, 2021.

Pereira was also ordered to pay a $4,000 fine to Hall County, complete 100 hours of community service, $340 in court costs, and $180 lab fee. If his probation is revoked, Pereira faces up to 180 days in prison.

- Edward Bryant Guerrero, 30, Fort Worth, Texas was sentenced to three days in the Hall County Jail for the Class A misdemeanor offense of unlawful use of a criminal instrument. Guerrero was arrested by Hall County Sheriff’s Deputy Jared Johnson on December 6, 2017, and was indicted by a Hall County Grand Jury on April 4, 2018.

Guerrero was also ordered to pay a $4,000 fine to Hall County and $340 in court costs.

- Fatumo Abdi Sheikh, 22, Amarillo, Texas, was placed on two years probation for the Class A misdemeanor offense of unlawful use of a criminal instrument. Sheikh was arrested by DPS Trooper Emily Ruhl on December 22, 2020, and pleaded to an information filed by the State on November 29, 2021.

Sheikh was also ordered to pay a $4,000 fine to Donley County, $290 in court costs, $180 lab fee, and complete 100 hours of community service. If her probation is revoked, Sheikh faces up to 180 days in the County Jail.