5 months ago

Sheldon Seale

On Tuesday, Feb. 27, one hearing took place in the 100th Judicial District Court in Childress County.

Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, along with Assistant District Attorney Harley Caudle, prosecuted the case for the State of Texas, with the Honorable Judge Dale Rabe Jr., presiding.

Sheldon Seale, 44, from Wellington, Texas, pleaded to three separate offenses occurring in Childress and Collingsworth County.

Seale was most recently arrested in Collingsworth County on Dec. 19, 2023, by 100th Judicial District Traffic Enforcement Officer, Todd Gambol, for two felony offenses, both involving narcotics.

The State filed an information on Dec. 28, 2023 for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance in penalty group one, methamphetamine and the third degree felony offense of prohibited substance in a correctional facility.

Seale was sentenced to 20 months on the state jail felony and two years in prison for the third degree felony offense of possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility.

“For my office, we see offenders continuing down their own destructive path with continued methamphetamine use,” said Inman. “All of their time, money and energy is aimed at getting their next fix and getting high. These offenders are not only harming themselves. They harm society and all the law-abiding citizens who strive to make this a great place to live and raise families.”
Seale was also sentenced to 20 months in the Texas State Jail for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance in penalty group one, methamphetamine.

Seale was arrested in Childress County on April 18, 2023 by Gambol. The State filed an information on May 8, 2023.

“Todd [Gambol] is doing an excellent job in making our counties safer by conducting in-depth narcotics investigations which end up in arrests of individuals like this defendant,” said Inman. “Our focus is on the users, the dealers, and everyone else connected or involved in the illegal narcotics trade. If you fall into any of those categories, you’re unwelcome here and you are the target.”

Seale was originally placed on two years of probation on June 8, 2023 for the Childress offense.

The State filed a motion asking the Court to revoke Seale’s probation on Feb. 15, alleging five violations of conditions of probation, several of which were associated with his new felony arrests.

At the hearing, Seale admitted to violating all of the allegations contained in the State’s motion.

The convictions resulting in time in a state jail facility were ordered to run consecutively, which will require Seale to serve “day-for-day” for 40 months.
The contested revocation hearing was scheduled for last Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, where Seale faced a total of 24 months if convicted.