9 years ago

Childress– On Thursday, April 9, 2015, one contested revocation hearing took place in Childress County, Texas.

Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, prosecuted the case for the State of Texas with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.

Tye Nathan Ticer pleaded not true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was sentenced to 20 years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance enhanced, the maximum sentenced allowable by law.

On Jan. 21, 2014, Ticer, 43, from Childress, originally pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense that occurred on Oct. 2, 2013, in Childress County. Due to his previous felony convictions, the State filed a notice of enhancement, enhancing this case from a state jail felony to a second degree offense.

The State filed the motion on Oct. 9, 2014, alleging 11 violations of community supervision.

The State called two witnesses during the contested hearing, Mark White and Marci Mills, both with the 100th Judicial District community supervision and corrections department.

Mills testified that Ticer did not perform one hour of community service, failed a drug test which was positive for methamphetamine and multiple other violations of his conditions of supervision.

The original offense, Ticer was on probation for, was possession of methamphetamine, according to court documents.

“The probation department went out of their way to keep this probationer on track and in compliance with the conditions of probation,” said Inman. “However, when a probationer is as uncooperative as Ticer was, it is hard for the department to give him the proper supervision he needs and that is why he was sentenced to the maximum today.”

Ticer is also required to pay $385.50 in court costs to Childress County, a $1,000 fine and $140 restitution.