Seven enter pleas

November 21, 2011

Several guilty pleas were entered during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011.

Seven guilty pleas were entered to Judge Glen Harrison with District Attorney Ann Reed and Assistant District Attorney Barrett Thomas prosecuting the cases, during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011.
Arthur Ray Johns, with attorney Andrea Jackson, pled guilty to continuous family violence, a third degree felony. For his plea, Johns received eight years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for five years. He will also have to pay a $2,000 fine, $309 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will also have to serve 160 hours of community service and will have to attend and successfully complete the male batterers intervention program.
Rodney Gregory Carr, AKA Rodney Gregory Davis, with attorney Jay Moore, pled guilty to evading arrest with a prior conviction, a state jail felony. For his plea, Carr received 16 months confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He will also have to pay a $500 fine, $309 in court costs and $500 in attorney’s fees. He will receive 504 days credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail.
Helen Ruth Hedleston, with attorney Tom Watson, pled guilty to theft under $1,500 with two prior convictions, classified as a Class A Misdemeanor. For her plea, Hedleston received one year confinement in the Nolan County Jail. She will also have to pay a $500 fine, $309 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. She will receive 70 days credit towards her sentence for time already served in jail.
Marcy Loza, with attorney Andrea Jackson, pled guilty to theft under $1,500 with two prior convictions, a state jail felony. For her plea, Loza received nine months confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. She will also have to pay a $500 fine, $309 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. She will receive 99 days credit towards her sentence for time already served in jail.
Billy Jack Luce, with attorney Peter Lopez, pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, punished as a Class A Misdemeanor. For his plea, Luce received one year confinement in the Nolan County Jail, probated for one year. He will also have to pay a $1,500 fine, $384 in court costs, $500 in attorney's fees and $140 in restitution to the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory in Abilene. He will also have to serve 120 hours of community service.
Joseph Lee Phipps, with attorney Sam Mehaffey, pled guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, classified as a Class A Misdemeanor. The charged stemmed from an incident on Aug. 13, 2010, in which the defendant cut Blake Massey on the arm with a knife, according to the indictment. For his plea, Phipps received two years community supervision. He will also have to pay a $2,000 fine, $309 in court costs and will have to serve 120 hours of community service.
D'Shayla Williams, with attorney Sam Mehaffey, pled guilty to debit card abuse, a state jail felony. For her plea, Williams received three years community supervision. She will also have to pay a $1,000 fine, $500 in attorney's fees and $309 in court costs. She will also have to serve 120 hours of community service.

Comments

Business As Usual

November 21, 2011 by pmaxy12 (not verified), 2 years 43 weeks ago
Comment: 340

Lets see if we have this straight. Beat up your spouse or family, do and deal drugs, threaten someone and get probabtion and slap on the hand. But evade arrest, misuse your credit card, steal something and go to jail. Yep seems fair. I thought everyone gets probabtion from our probabtion judge. Keep up the 1/2 way job.

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