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Panhandle – On Monday, April 22, 2013, nine pleas took place which resulted in three convictions and six deferred adjudications.

Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, assisted by Scott Sherwood, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.

A total of $52,000 in fines was assessed as a result of the pleas that took place on April 22. In addition to the fines, the defendants were required to pay a total of $3,266 in court costs and $2,108 in restitution.

1. Raymond Esparza was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Esparza pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Esparza, 28-year-old resident of Victorville, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place March 25, 2013 by Department of Public Safety Trooper Max Honesto, Esparza pleaded guilty to an information filed by the State on April 22, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Esparza is required to pay a $10,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Esparza violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

2. Marquael Kamau Moyenda was placed on probation for a period of three years for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana. Moyenda pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Moyenda, 44-year-old resident of Fresno, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place March 10, 2010 by DPS Trooper Trevor Dillard. Moyenda was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on March 2, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Moyenda is required to pay a $3,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 200 hours of community service. If Moyenda violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

3. Jesus Rivera Davila was placed on probation for a period of five years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Davila pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Davila, 52-year-old resident of Lake Wales, Fla., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place July 21, 2012 by DPS Trooper Trevor Dillard, and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on March 7, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Davila is required to pay a $2,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Davila violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

4. Salvador Govea was convicted for the third degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated 3rd or more. Govea pleaded guilty for the offense that took place on Oct. 21, 2012 and was sentenced to ten years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for a period of five years.
Govea, 28-year-old resident of Canadian, was arrested by Panhandle Police Officer Lyle Denny and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Jan. 24, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Govea is required to pay a $5,000 fine, $465 in court costs to Carson County, complete 200 hours of community service, and complete all DWI community supervision requirements under Chapter 49 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.

5. Debora Villela Guzman was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Guzman pleaded guilty and was convicted for the offense.

Guzman, 41-year-old, was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place June 28, 2008 by DPS Trooper Ben Dollar. Guzman was later indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Oct. 14, 2008.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Guzman was required to pay a $10,000 fine to Carson County, $140 restitution, and $365 in court costs. If Guzman violates probation, she could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. This plea of guilty could result in the deportation of Guzman to her country of origin, Mexico.

6. Jose Asencion Estrada-Nunez was placed on probation for a period of ten years for the first degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Estrada-Nunez pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Estrada-Nunez, 24-year-old resident of La Habra, Calif., was arrested in Carson County for the offense that took place March 5, 2012 by Officer Danny Dawson, and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Jan. 24, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Estrada-Nunez is required to pay a $10,000 fine to Carson County, $331 in court costs, $140 restitution, and successfully complete 400 hours of community service. If Estrada-Nunez violates probation, he could face up to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

7. Melissa Ann Ortiz was placed on probation for a period of five years for the state jail felony offense of endangering a child. Ortiz pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Ortiz, 33-year-old resident of Jenison, Mich., was arrested in Carson County for a possession of marihuana offense on March 31, 2010 by Dawson. During the investigation, it was determined that
Ortiz was carrying her two young children with her, along with the marijuana. Ortiz was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Oct. 4, 2012.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Ortiz is required to pay a $5,000 fine to Carson County, $271 in court costs, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Ortiz violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

8. Edward Palacio was convicted for the third degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated 3rd or more. Palacio pleaded guilty for the offense that took place on July 7, 2012 and was sentenced to ten years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ, but the sentence was probated for a period of three years.

Palacio, 51-year-old resident of Shamrock, was arrested by Carson County Deputy Dennis Moore and was indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on March 7, 2013.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Palacio is required to pay a $3,000 fine, $465 in court costs to Carson County, complete 200 hours of community service, and complete all DWI community supervision requirements under Chapter 49 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.

9. Jeffery Peter Bautch was placed on probation for the Class A misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana. Bautch was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense that took place on Aug. 27, 2009 in Hall County.

Bautch, 36-year-old resident of Calif., was arrested by DPS Trooper Chad Baize and was later indicted by a Hall County Grand Jury on June 27, 2011.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Bautch is required to pay a $4,000 fine to Hall County before July 22, 2013, $376 in court costs to Hall County, $1,408 restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service.