Memphis – On Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, one plea took place and one contested adjudication hearing.
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 $5,000 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Nov. 18. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $712 in court costs and $280 in restitution.
1. David Dwayne Keelin, a 44-year-old resident of Memphis, pleaded not true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to 50 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.
On Sept. 27, 2012, Keelin originally pleaded guilty to the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver that occurred on July 3, 2011, in Hall County.
The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Aug. 5, 2013, alleging three violations of community supervision.
The State called one witness during the contested hearing, Marc Latimer with the 100th Judicial District Community Supervision and Corrections Department.
Latimer testified that although Keelin started out doing good on his probation, his compliance began failing when drug use began.
“The probationer was given several opportunities to make sure he was compiling with his conditions of probation,” said Inman. “Ultimately, his continued drug use after being placed on deferred for a drug offense resulted in a long-term sentence from the Judge today.”
Keelin pleaded not true to the violations contained in the State’s motion. After the testimony, Messer found two of the three violations true.
During the contested punishment hearing, the Defendant called several local character witnesses, including himself. Evidence was introduced by the State which showed Keelin had been convicted and sentenced for three different felony offenses.
After all the evidence was presented by both sides, Messer sentenced Keelin to 50 years.
Keelin is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Hall County, $140 restitution, and a $1,000 fine.
2. Shenise Antionette Eubanks was placed on probation for a period of eight years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Eubanks pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.
Eubanks, 26-year-old resident of Las Vegas, Nev., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place Feb. 21, 2012 by DPS Trooper Jay Stone. Eubanks pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on Oct. 9, 2013.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Eubanks is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Carson County, $336 in court costs, $140 restitution, and complete 400 hours of community service. If Eubanks violates probation, she could face up to 99 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.