Several pleas entered in 32nd Judicial District Court

July 8, 2014

Several people have recently entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Isaiah Zachary Gongora pleaded guilty to indecency with a child by exposure, a third degree felony. He was sentenced to 10 years of community supervision. He was also ordered to pay a $3,000 fine, $782 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will also have to serve 240 hours of community service.
Donald Dakota Hill pleaded guilty to robbery, a second degree felony. Court documents state that on Nov. 4, 2012, while in the course of committing theft of property, Hill intentionally caused bodily injury to the victim by striking him in the head with his fists. Hill was sentenced to five years of community supervision and was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, $348 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees in addition to restitution to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital ($8,785), Lufkin Moses ($125) and RPMH Emergency Room ($125). He will also have to serve 120 hours of community service.
Eaon Christopher Acorn pleaded guilty to two separate counts of possession of a controlled substance, namely cocaine, with one offense occurring on June 10, 2012 and another occurring on Jan. 25, 2013. Acorn was sentenced to 10 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for 10 years on each count. He was also ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, $423 in court costs, $500 in attorney's fees and $140 restitution to the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory in each case. He was also ordered to enter and successfully complete a substance abuse treatment facility.
Jose Angel Lara pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, a state jail felony. For his plea, Lara was sentenced to 180 days confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He was also ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, $423 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will receive 125 days credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail.
Refugio Vera III pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated with a child passenger, a state jail felony. Vera was sentenced to two years confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for three years. He was also ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and $523 in court costs. He will also have to serve 120 hours of community service and his driver's license will be suspended for 180 days.
Michelle Costillo pleaded guilty to forgery, a state jail felony. She was sentenced to three years of community supervision and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $348 in court costs. She will also have to pay restitution to First Financial Bank in Sweetwater ($2,338), Cash and Pay ($96) and Jack's Liquor ($50). Costillo will also have to serve 120 hours of community service.
Teresa Ann Williams pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, namely cocaine. She was sentenced to 10 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for five years. She was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine, $423 in court costs and $140 in restitution to the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory in Abilene. She will have to serve 240 hours of community service.
Jimmy Robert Pardue III pleaded true to a motion to adjudicate guilt. He was sentenced to seven years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Pardue was originally sentenced to probation for possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, the lesser included offense of engaging in organized criminal activity, a first degree felony. He was also ordered to pay a $3,000 fine, $418 in court costs, $140 in restitution to the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory and $1,000 in attorneys fees. Pardue will receive 95 days credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail.
Daniel Lee Robinson pleaded true to a motion to adjudicate guilt. He was originally sentenced to probation for aggravated assault causes serious bodily injury, a second degree felony. He was sentenced to three years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He was also ordered to pay a $3,000 fine, $309 in court costs $500 in attorney's fees and $5,000 in restitution to the Texas Crime Victims Compensation Fund in Austin. He will receive 107 days credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail.
Jose Almicar Amaya pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated with a child passenger, a state jail felony. He was sentenced to 12 months confinement in the State jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He was also ordered to pay a $500 fine, $523 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. His driver's license will be suspended for one year. Amaya will receive 153 days credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail.

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