GLADEWATER MAN GETS DEFERRED ADJUDICATION AFTER BURGLARIZING HOME


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BY PHILLIP WILLIAMS/Correspondent

GILMER–115th District Judge Lauren Parish sentenced 16 persons on felony charges between May 13 and 17, said Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd’s office.

All defendants placed on probation were assessed court costs, a $50 fee for the Upshur County Crimestoppers program, ordered to pay $100 to a crime victim fund, and ordered to take training in “life skills,” the office said. Other details of the felony sentencings were as follows, Byrd’s office reported:

Dakoda Lane Gour, a 19-year-old Gladewater man, was placed on six years “deferred adjudication” probation May 13 for burglary of a habitation.

Gladewater police investigated the July 10, 2015 offense.

“Deferred adjudication” means no final conviction appears on a defendant’s record if he/she successfully completes probation. But if such probation is revoked, the defendant can receive up to the maximum sentence for the offense under state law.

Some terms of Gour’s probation include 300 hours of community service, a $500 fine, paying an attorney’s fee, counseling as directed, undergoing an alcohol/drug evaluation and taking classes for theft defendants.

Byrd represented the state at sentencing. Gilmer attorney Matthew Patton represented Gour.

Kristopher Mikal Anderson, 21, of White Oak, was placed on three years deferred adjudication probation May 17 for injury to a disabled individual.

The Upshur County Sheriff’s Office probed the Sept. 12, 2015 crime.

Some terms of probation include 300 hours of community service, a $500 fine and undergoing an alcohol/drug evaluation. If all community service hours are completed in one year, Anderson’s probation will be discharged early.

Byrd represented the state in the case. Gladewater attorney Barry Wallace represented Anderson.

Tiffany Brooke Scalia, 36, of Gilmer, was placed on five years probation of a two-year state jail term May 13 for possession of a controlled substance–less than one gram of methamphetamine.

Gilmer police investigated the April 10 offense. One term of probation includes remaining in Upshur County Jail until a bed opens at a substance abuse treatment center in Bowie County.

Some other terms include 300 hours of community service, a $500 fine, paying an attorney’s fee, suspension of Scalia’s driver’s license for one year, undergoing an alcohol/drug evaluation, and taking a parenting class.

Byrd and Patton handled the sentencing.

Amanda Kaye Claitor, 34, of Hallsville, was placed on two concurrent terms of probation May 13 for two counts of possession of a controlled substance–one gram or more but less than four grams of methamphetamine.

She drew 10 years in prison on each charge, with both terms probated for seven years. However, she must surrender and remain in county jail until a bed opens at an inpatient treatment facility.

Gilmer police investigated her March 22, 2015 and June 10, 2015 crimes.

Some terms of probation include 600 hours of community service, paying a $180 fee for Texas Department of Public Safety laboratory testing of the drug involved in the case, a $1,000 fine, an attorney fee, an alcohol/drug evaluation, and counseling.

Assistant District Attorney Natalie Miller Anderson represented the state at sentencing. Gilmer attorney Dwight Brannon represented Claitor.

Matthew Eric Hudson, 30, of Gilmer, was placed on two years probation of a two-year state jail term May 13 for debit card abuse. The sheriff’s office investigated his Sept. 25, 2013 offense.

Some terms of probation include a $1,000 fine, $407 restitution to the victim, 400 hours of community service, an alcohol/drug evaluation, counseling, and “theft classes.”

Anderson and Patton handled the sentencing.

Amy Jean Shepperd, 57, of Gilmer, drew two years deferred adjudication probation of a two-year state jail term May 13 for possession of a controlled substance–less than one gram of methamphetamine.

Gilmer police probed her Nov. 14, 2015 crime. Some terms of probation include a $1,000 fine, $180 Department of Public Safety fee for testing the drug involved in the case, 400 hours of community service, an alcohol/drug evaluation and counseling.

Anderson represented the state. Longview attorney David Moore represented Shepperd.

Tony Ray Webb, 35, of Gilmer, was placed on five years regular probation of a two-year state jail term May 13 for possession of a controlled substance–less than one gram of methamphetamine.

Gilmer police probed the Sept. 6, 2015 offense. Some terms of his probation include a $1,000 fine, 400 hours of community service, $180 fee for testing of the drug by the DPS, an attorney’s fee, an alcohol/drug evaluation, counseling and polygraph tests at the probation officer’s discretion.

Anderson and Patton handled the sentencing.

Mark Wayne Anthony, 47, of Gilmer, was placed on two years deferred adjudication probation of a two-year state jail term May 13 for possession of a controlled substance–less than one gram of methamphetamine.

Gilmer police investigated the Oct. 18, 2015 crime.

Some terms of probation include 400 hours of community service, a $750 fine, $180 fee to the DPS for testing the drug, an attorney’s fee, and undergoing a drug/alcohol evaluation.

Anderson represented the state at sentencing. Longview attorney Edward Choy represented Anthony.

Jason Ray Kuykendall, 36, of Gilmer, drew six months in county jail May 16 for evading arrest/detention with previous conviction.

The sheriff’s office worked the July 23, 2015 case. Anderson and Brannon handled the sentencing.

Will Richard Dickey, 27, of Omaha, Tex., drew 15 years in prison May 17 for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver–four grams or more but less than 200 grams of methamphetamine.

Gilmer police probed the Aug. 20, 2015 offense. Assistant District Attorney Aleana Peoples represented the state at sentencing; Patton represented Dickey.

Holly Deann Esquivel, 27, of Gilmer, drew six months in state jail May 17 for abandoning or endangering child when the probation  she was serving for that charge was revoked.

Esquivel admitted violating terms of probation for her July 29, 2011 offense, which Gilmer police investigated. Anderson and Wallace handled the sentencing.

Justin Paul Snider, 29, of Gilmer, received 15 months in state jail May 17 for possession of a controlled substance–less than one gram of methamphetamine–when his probation on that charge was revoked.

Snider admitted violating terms of probation for his June 5, 2014 crime, which the sheriff’s office investigated. Anderson and Brannon handled the sentencing.

Alanis Peyton Guinn, 19, of Longview, was placed on five years deferred adjudication probation May 17 for evading arrest/detention with vehicle.

Some terms of probation include a $1,000 fine, 300 hours of community service, and attending driver safety school.

East Mountain police investigated the Aug. 18, 2015 offense. Peoples represented the state at sentencing; Longview attorney Lance Larison represented Guinn.

Stormie Lynn Vance, 31, of Winnsboro, was placed on five years probation of a two-year state jail term May 17 for fraudulent use or possession of identifying information. However, she was ordered to remain in county jail until a bed opens at a residential substance abuse treatment facility.

Gilmer police probed Vance’s Dec. 17, 2015 offense.

Some terms of her probation include a $1,000 fine, 400 hours of community service, attorney fee, a alcohol/drug evaluation, counseling and taking “theft classes.”

Anderson and Wallace handled the sentencing.

As detailed in last week’s Mirror, two other men received prison terms May 16 after pleading guilty to unrelated felonies.

They were Gilberto Hernandez Garcia, 33, of Kilgore, who drew 25 years for aggravated sexual assault of a child, and Jason William Anderson, 36, of Gilmer, who received 20 years for assault–family violence with previous conviction–repeat offender.

 


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