Walker receives 10 years for stabbing

August 24, 2011

Shayqualpa Rene Walker

Six entered guilty pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2011.
Of those six was Shayqualpa Rene (Shay) Walker who pled guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a first degree felony. Walker was indicted in March by Grand Jury for the offense.
The charges stemmed from the January stabbing of Carvin Coy Lemmons.
Sweetwater Police officers responded to a 911 call of an unresponsive male at Apache Bend Apartments on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 shortly before 2 p.m.
According to Chief of Police Jim Kelley, officers found Carvin Coy Lemmons, 43, of Sweetwater deceased, upon arrival at the scene.
"Lemmons was found with one stab wound to the mid-section," Kelley said.
The investigation led officers to Shayquapla (Shay) Walker. Walker, Lemmons' long-time girlfriend, reportedly arrived at the apartments, stabbed Lemmons and fled the scene. She was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
According to Kelley, this is the first murder in Sweetwater since April 2005. The last incident was a triple homicide/suicide which occurred on Bowie Street.
For her plea, Walker received 10 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. She will also have to pay a $1,000 fine, $309 in court costs and $2,093.23 in attorney's fees. She will received 252 days credit towards her sentence for time already served in jail.
The following also entered pleas on Tuesday:
• Robert Alcala Gonzalez, Jr. pled guilty to failure to register as a sex offender. He received six years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for six years. He is responsible for paying a $2,000 fine $743 in court costs, $50 to the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center in Sweetwater and $500 in attorney's fees. He will also have to serve 160 hours of community service.
• Manuel Adames, Jr. pled guilty to driving while intoxicated, a third degree felony. He received four years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for four years. He is responsible for paying a $1,000 fine and $518 in court costs. He will also have to serve 10 days mandatory jail time and 160 hours of community service. His driver's license will also be suspended for six months.
• Joe Michael Noriega pled guilty to continuous violence against the family, a third degree family, a third degree felony. He received eight years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for five years. He is responsible for paying a $2,500 fine $343 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will also have to serve 160 hours of community service and was ordered to enter a court residential treatment center as a condition of probation.
• Nathan Joerome Niblett pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine. Niblett's charge was dropped to a Class A Misdemeanor. He received on year confinement in the Nolan County Jail, probated for two years. He will 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. He will also have to serve 120 hours of community service.
• Michael Hightower pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, a state jail felony. He received three years of community supervision. He will have to pay a $1,500 fine, $384 in court costs, $140 in restitution to the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory in Abilene and $500 in attorney's fees. He will also have to serve 120 hours of community service.

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Imagine That

August 24, 2011 by pmaxy12 (not verified), 3 years 5 days ago
Comment: 222

Not only do the sex offenders, drug dealers and drug users get probabtion, now if you stab someone to death you can get assult and then get it probated. Again, do your crimes in Sweetwater and get the probation judge to let you go so you can do it again!

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