Sunday, November 19th, 2017

District court issues sentences in local cases

The district court heard two pleas when it met in Clarendon on Thursday, February 16, and also heard pleas in six local cases when it met in Childress February 2.

District Attorney Luke Inman prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.

Eddie Lynn Floyd, 59 from Clarendon, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was sentenced to five years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ.

On May 9, 2016, Floyd originally pleaded to the charges from the January 10, 2016 offense in Donley County.  The State filed the motion to adjudicate on January 4, 2017, alleging 10 violations of community supervision.

Floyd is also required to pay $573 in court costs to Donley County, a $60 lab restitution fee, and a $250 fine.

Francisco Ivan Marrufo was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.  Marrufo pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Marrufo, 30 from Platteville, Colo., was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place on November 20, 2016 by Childress Police Officer Todd Gambol. Marrufo pleaded to an information filed by the State on February 15, 2017.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Marrufo is required to pay $329 in court costs, $180 drug lab restitution, a $500 fine, successfully complete 200 hours of community service, and $500 out of state probation transfer fee. Marrufo’s plea of guilty subjects his deportation to his country of origin, Mexico. If Marrufo violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

On February 2 in Childress, District Attorney Luke Inman, assisted by Greg Buckley, prosecuted six local cases with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.

Joshuea Bart Chandler was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.  Chandler pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Chandler, 21 from Houston, was arrested in Donley County for the offense that took place on July 14, 2016 by DPS Trooper Chad Simpson. Chandler pleaded to an information filed by the State on October 21, 2016.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Chandler is required to pay $458 in court costs, $180 drug lab restitution, a $2,000 fine, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Chandler violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

Felipe Quintana, Jr was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.  Quintana pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Quintana, 20 from Meadows Place, was arrested in Donley County for the offense that took place on July 14, 2016 by DPS Trooper Chad Simpson. Quintana pleaded to an information filed by the State on October 21, 2016.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Quintana is required to pay $458 in court costs, $180 drug lab restitution, a $2,000 fine, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Quintana violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

Monica Lynn Riley was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.  Riley pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Riley, 18 from Spring, was arrested in Donley County for the offense that took place on July 14, 2016 by DPS Trooper Chad Simpson. Riley pleaded to an information filed by the State on October 21, 2016.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Riley is required to pay $458 in court costs, $180 drug lab restitution, a $2,000 fine, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Riley violates probation, she could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

Kihana Beller Hawkins was placed on probation for a period of two years for the Class A misdemeanor offense of possession of marihuana.  Hawkins pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Hawkins, 22 from Houston, was arrested in Donley County for the offense that took place on October 22, 2016 by DPS Trooper Justin Dillman. Hawkins pleaded to an information filed by the State on January 18, 2017.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Hawkins is required to pay $458 in court costs, $180 drug lab restitution, a $4,000 fine, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Hawkins violates probation, she could face up to one year in the Donley County Jail.

Clifford Roberto Niles, Jr. was placed on probation for a period of two years for the state jail felony offense of possession of marihuana.  Niles pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Niles, 23 from Fresno, was arrested in Donley County for the offense that took place on October 22, 2016 by DPS Trooper Justin Dillman. Niles pleaded to an information filed by the State on January 18, 2017.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Niles is required to pay $458 in court costs, $180 drug lab restitution, a $2,000 fine, and successfully complete 100 hours of community service. If Niles violates probation, he could face up to two years in the State Jail Division of the TDCJ.

George Edward Green, Jr., was placed on probation for a period of four years for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.  Green pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication for the offense.

Green, 23 from Sulphur Springs, was arrested in Donley County for the offense that took place on September 25, 2016 by DPS Trooper Kellan Roberts. Green pleaded to an information filed by the State on January 18, 2017.

Pursuant to the plea, Green is required to pay a $4,000 fine, $458 in court costs, $180 lab restitution, and complete 300 hours of community service. If Green violates probation, he could face up to 20 years in the Institutional Division of the TDCJ.

 

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