Four enter pleas

March 27, 2012

During recent 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings, four people have entered guilty pleas.

Four people have recently entered guilty pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings with District Attorney Ann Reed and Assistant District Attorney Barrett Thomas prosecuting and Judge Glen Harrison presiding.
On Monday, March 26, Leo Garcia Peña, with attorney Tom Watson, pled guilty to aggravated assault with a serious bodily injury, a second degree felony. Court documents state that Peña hit a family member with his fist, breaking the victim's jaw on April 13, 2009.
For his plea, Peña received 10 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for 10 years. He will also have to pay a $2,500 fine, $309 in court costs and $750 in attorney's fees, as well as serve 240 hours of community service. He will also have to attend and successfully complete the Male Batterers Intervention Program as part of his probation.
Peña also pled guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony. Court documents state that Peña struck a family member on the head with his hands and then exhibited a knife on May 17, 2009.
For his plea, Peña received 10 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for 10 years. He will also have to pay a $2,500 fine, $309 in court costs, $1,500 in investigator's fees and $750 in attorney's fees, as well as serve 240 hours of community service. He will also have to attend and successfully complete the Male Batterers Intervention Program as part of his probation. His sentences will run concurrently.
Also in court on Monday, March 26, 2012, was Waylon Daniel Pope, who pled true to revoking his community supervision. His attorney was Tom Watson. Pope was originally put on probation on Dec. 19, 2011, for burglary of a habitation committed on Oct. 25, 2010, a second degree felony. Pope was sentenced to seven years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He will also have to pay a $2,500 fine, $559 in court costs and $1,000 in attorney's fees. Pope will receive 57 days credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail.
Pope also pled true to revoking his community supervision for another offense — evading arrest with a vehicle – which occurred on April 29, 2011, classified as a state jail felony. Pope was put on community supervision on Dec. 19, 2011 for the offense.
For his plea, Pope received two years confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He will also have to pay a $500 fine, $343 in court costs and $1,000 in attorney's fees. He will receive 82 days credit for this sentence for time already served in jail.
On Friday, March 23, 2012, Tammy Yvonne Spraggins, with attorney Chris Hartman, pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, a state jail felony. For her plea, Spraggins received two years confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for five years. She will also have to pay a $2,000 fine, $384 in court costs, $500 in attorney's fees and $140 in restitution to the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory. She will also have to serve 120 hours of community service.
Also on Friday, March 23, 2012, Nancy Ann Hodge, with attorney Russell Abound, pled guilty to possession of marijuana, a second degree felony. Court documents state that Hodge possessed more than 50 pounds, but less than 2,000 pounds of marijuana on April 26, 2011.
For her plea, Hodge received 10 years community supervision. She will also have to pay a $5,000 fine, $309 in court costs and $140 in restitution to the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory. She will also have to serve 240 hours of community service.

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