Memphis – On Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, two pleas took place which in one conviction and one deferred adjudications.
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.
A total of $3,500 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on Oct. 15. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $752 in court costs and $2,045 in restitution.
1. Lori Beth Moore was placed on probation for a period of three years for the state jail felony offense of aggregation of amounts involved in theft. Moore pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.
Moore, 32-year-old resident of Childress, was arrested in Hall County for the offense that took place Jan. 26, 2013 by then Hall County Deputy Graham Carter. Carter is now employed full time with the Memphis Police Department.
“Hall County has a number of young and experienced officers doing fantastic investigations across the county,” said Inman. “Officer Carter did just that in this case working closely with the victim who caught the Defendant in the act of stealing from her local business.”
Moore was indicted by a Hall County Grand Jury on April 3, 2013.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Moore is required to pay a $1,000 fine to Hall County, $376 in court costs, $2,045 restitution and successfully complete 100 hours of community service.
If Moore violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
2. Juan Domingo Prieto, a 29-year-old resident of Memphis, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was convicted and sentenced to ten years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.
On March 8, 2012, Prieto originally pleaded guilty to the second degree felony offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, with a deadly weapon finding that occurred on Aug. 28, 2011, in Hall County.
The State filed the motion to adjudicate on July 26, 2013, alleging 13 violations of community supervision.
Prieto pleaded true to one of the violations contained in the State’s motion and was sentenced to ten years. Prieto is also required to pay $376 in court costs to Hall County, and a $2,500 fine.