District court convicts local man of charges
A Clarendon man was convicted when the 100th district court met in Clarendon last Friday, December 14.
The court heard one contested adjudication hearing took place which resulted in the conviction of William Michael Shults.
District Attorney Luke Inman prosecuted the case for the State of Texas with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.
William Michael Shults pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate. After the plea of true, a contested punishment hearing was held where Inman called two witnesses.
The State called Marci Mills and Mark White with the 100th Judicial District Community Supervision and Corrections Department.
White testified that Shults performed poorly while he was on probation. After all the punishment evidence was presented, Shults was convicted and sentenced to nine years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The maximum was ten years.
On February 22, 2011, the 34-year-old resident of Clarendon originally pleaded guilty to the third degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone that occurred on July 26, 2010, in Donley County.
The State filed the motion to revoke on November 9, 2012, alleging nine violations of community supervision.
Shults is also required to pay $443 in court costs to Donley County, $140 restitution, and a $3,000 fine.