Six enter pleas in district court

August 23, 2012

Guilty pleas entered in District Court

Johnny Williams, with attorney, Britt Thurman, pled true to revoking his probation. He was originally put on probation on Oct. 19, 2009, for forgery, a state jail felony. For his plea, Williams received 24 months confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He will also have to pay a $1,500 fine, $305 in court costs and $1,000 in attorneys fees.
Williams also pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance, a state jail felony, the lesser included offense of engaging in organized criminal activity. The offense occurred on Oct. 6, 2010. For his plea, Williams received 24 months confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He will also have to pay a $1,000 fine, $384 in court costs, $140 in restitution to the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory and $1,500 in attorneys fees. He will serve his sentences concurrently and will receive 688 days credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail.
Eric Tyler Hernandez, with attorney Jeffrey Allen, pled guilty to evading arrest with a vehicle, a state jail felony. The offense occurred on July 24, 2012. For his plea, Hernandez received 18 months confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He will also have to pay a $1,500 fine, $309 in court costs, $63.50 in restitution and $500 in attorneys fees. He will receive 114 days credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail.
Richard Lopez, Jr., with attorney Tom Rees, Jr., pled guilty to theft over $1,500, a state jail felony. The offense occurred on July 13, 2011. For his plea, Lopez received two years confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for three years. He will also have to pay a $1,000 fine, $309 in court costs and $7,000 in restitution to Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sweetwater. He will also have to serve 120 hours of community service.
Ashlan Jamon Davis, with attorney Leon Haley, Jr. pled guilty to possession of marijuana, a state jail felony. The offense occurred on June 28, 2011. For the plea entered, Davis received two years of community supervision. Davis will also have to pay a $2,000 fine, $384 in court costs and $140 in restitution to the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory in Abilene. Davis will also have to serve 120 hours of community service.
James Rincon , with attorney Sam Mehaffey, pled guilty of driving while intoxicated, a third degree felony. The offense occurred on Apr. 30, 2011. For his plea, Rincon received five years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for five years. He will also have to pay a $2,000 fine, $484 in court costs, $500 in attorney’s fees and $60 in restitution to the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory in Abilene. He will also have to serve 160 hours of community service, as well as 15 days of mandatory jail time. His driver’s license will be suspended for two years.
Sandra Deette Todd, with attorney Kenneth L. Maxwell, Jr., pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, a state jail felony, prosecuted and punished as a Class A Misdemeanor. The offense occurred on March 29, 2011. For her plea, Todd received six months confinement in the Nolan County Jail, probated for six months. She will also have to pay a $2,000 fine, $384 in court costs and $140 in restitution to the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory in Abilene. She will also have to serve 80 hours of community service.

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