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GLADEWATER MAN GETS 10 YEARS PROBATION FOR DWI

GILMER-115th District Judge Lauren Parish sentenced five persons on felony charges and two for misdemeanor offenses Jan. 28, said Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd's office.

Details were as follows, the office said:

Curtis Dee Jarman, 46, of Gladewater, drew 10 years probation of a 10-year prison term upon pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated--subsequent offense. However, a term of his probation is serving six weekends in county jail within two years from the date of sentencing. 

The Texas Department of Public Safety investigated the Oct. 4, 2012 crime. 

Some of Jarman's numerous other terms of probation include 400 hours of community service and a one-year suspension of his driver's license. The Texas Department of Public Safety investigated his Oct. 4, 2012, offense.

Byrd represented the state at sentencing. Gilmer attorney Tim Cone represented Jarman. 

Shirley Dotson Finley, 42, of Gilmer, drew 18 months in state jail when the probation she was serving for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) was revoked.

She admitted violating probation for the April 18, 2012 offense, which the Upshur County Sheriff's Office investigated. Byrd represented the state in the revocation; Longview attorney Edward Choy represented Finley.  

Kenneth Ray Riddle, 38, of Frisco, drew eight years probation of a 10-year prison term after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated--subsequent offense. However, he must serve six weekends (6 p.m. Friday-6 p.m. Sunday) in county jail, beginning the first weekend affer sentencing.

Ore City police probed his June 13, 2013 crime. Some other terms of his probation include a $2,000 fine and 400 hours of community service.

Byrd represented the state. Hayward Rigano represented Riddle. 

John Norris Campbell, 50, of Diana, drew five years in prison after pleading guilty to "assault--family violence with previous conviction."

The Sheriff's Office investigated the Sept. 13, 2013 offense. Byrd represented the state; Gilmer attorney Matthew Patton represented Campbell.

Robert Carroll Walthall, 45, of Gilmer, received five years probation of a 10-year prison term upon pleading guilty to failure to register as sex offender. However, he must serve 30 days in county jail as a term of probation for the Aug. 14, 2013 offense.

He was also fined $500 and ordered to perform 600 hours of community service, among several other terms of probation.

Assistant District Attorney A. Camille Henson represented the state. Choy represented Walthall.

In one of the misdemeanor cases, a 37-year-old Big Sandy man drew one year's probation of a 180-day county jail term upon pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated. He was also fined $500 and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.

In the other misdemeanor case, a 44-year-old Gilmer man drew 90 days in county jail upon pleading guilty to terroristic threat of family-household.