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JUAN MANUEL BATRES

On Tuesday, April 16, eight pleas took place in the 100th Judicial District Court in Carson 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 Dale Rabe presiding.

Juan Manuel Batres, 29 of Amarillo, Texas, was sentenced to 25 years in the penitentiary for the first degree felony offense of trafficking of person.

In October of 2022, Batres was arrested in Carson County after a joint investigation was conducted by the Panhandle Police Department, Carson County Sheriff’s Office, Amarillo Police Department and Texas DPS CID agents.

Batres was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Oct. 26, 2023.
Batres was also ordered to pay $9,577.81 in restitution and $340 in court costs.

Joshua Dwayne Brookshire, 45 of Pampa, Texas, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the third degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated, but the sentence was probated for a period of three years.

Brookshire was arrested on Dec. 23, 2021 by Carson County Sheriff's Deputy Colton Daniels. Brookshire was later indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury Dec. 7, 2023.

Brookshire was also ordered to pay a $3,000 fine, $60 restitution, $340 in court costs, complete 200 hours of community service, and complete all mandatory conditions of probation for DWI related offenses.

Amy Dawn Biggs, 52 of Evansville, Ind., was placed on two years probation for the state jail felony offense of possession of marijuana.

Biggs was arrested in Carson County by DPS Trooper Tanner Tyk for the offense that occurred on Feb. 25, 2023. Biggs pleaded to an information filed by the State on July 13, 2023.

Biggs was also ordered to pay a $250 fine, $340 in court costs, $180 in restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service. If her probation is revoked, Biggs faces up to two years in prison.

Paul David Dabney, 56 of Las Vegas, was placed on six years probation for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.

Dabney was arrested by DPS Trooper Douglas Acker on Aug. 23, 2022. Dabney was later indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on June 1, 2023.

Dabney was also ordered to pay a $6,000 fine, $500 in attorney fees, $340 in court costs, $180 in restitution, and complete 300 hours of community service.
If his probation is revoked, Dabney faces up to 20 years or life in prison.

Kenneth Jacob Chanthavilay, 26 of Amarillo, Texas, was placed on three years probation for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance, psilocin.

Chanthavilay was arrested by Texas DPS Trooper Micah Goodrich on July 23, 2021. Chanthavilay pleaded to an information filed by the State on Sept. 2, 2022.

Chanthavilay was also ordered to pay a $2,500 fine, $400 in attorney fees, $340 in court costs, a $180 lab fee, and complete 100 hours of community service. If his probation is revoked, Chanthavilay faces up to two years in prison.

David Chavera, 62 of Memphis, Texas, was placed on four years probation for the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.

Chavera was arrested by 100th Judicial District Traffic Enforcement Officer Todd Gambol on Nov. 28, 2023. Chavera pleaded to an information filed by the State on December 28, 2023.

Chavera was also ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, $180 in lab fees, $290 in court costs, and complete 200 hours of community service. If his probation is revoked, Chavera faces up to ten years in prison.

Jessica Lynne Stewart, 31 of Carlsbad, Calif., was placed on three years probation for the state jail felony offense of theft.

Stewart was arrested by Texas DPS Trooper Dwight Acker on Oct. 21, 2022. Stewart pleaded to an information filed by the State on Jan. 11, 2023.

Stewart was also ordered to pay a $1,500 fine, $500 transfer fee, $400 in attorney’s fees, $340 in court costs, and complete 100 hours of community service. If her probation is revoked, Stewart faces up to two years in prison.

Alex Gerado Hernandez, 20 of Hobbs, N.M., was placed on six years probation for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance, tetrahydrocannabinol.

Hernandez was arrested by Carson County Sheriff's Deputy China Alexander on Sept.14, 2023. Hernandez pleaded to an information filed by the State on Nov. 3, 2023.

Hernandez was also ordered to pay a $6,000 fine, $500 in attorney fees, a $500 transfer fee, $340 in court costs, $180 in lab fees, and complete 300 hours of community service. If his probation is revoked, Hernandez faces up to 20 years in prison.