Eight enter pleas at district court

October 10, 2012

Eight people entered pleas to Judge David Hall during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.

Eight people entered pleas to Judge David Hall during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.
Timothy Rene Cantu pled guilty to engaging in organized criminal activity, a first degree felony. The charge stems from an incident on Jan. 6, 2012, in which 400 grams or more of methamphetamine were possessed with the intent to deliver. For his plea, Cantu received seven years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for four years. He will also have to pay a $3,000 fine, $384 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will also have to serve 360 hours of community service.
Cantu also pled guilty to another charge of engaging in organized criminal activity, a third degree felony on Dec. 16, 2011, stemming from a burglary of a habitation. For his plea, Cantu received seven years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for four years. He will also have to pay a $3,000 fine, $309 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. In addition to those payments, he will also have to pay restitution to the following: $1,870 to Malcolm Kill, $953.18 to Kenny Landfried, $3,232.42 to Jimmy Scott, $1,570 to James Fullwood, $2,030 to Eric Robinson and $2,115 to Ronald Williams, which totals $11,770.60.
Cantu will also have to serve 160 hours of community service.
Rita Jo Chase pled nolo contendere to possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, the lesser included offense of engaging in organized criminal activity, a state jail felony. The charge stems from an incident on Jan. 6, 2012, in which 400 grams or more of methamphetamine were possessed with the intent to deliver. The verdict for the defense was guilty. For her plea, Chase received two years confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for four years. She will also have to pay a $2,000 fine, $384 in court costs and $1,000 in attorney's fees. She will also have to serve 120 hours of community service.
Brian Lee McQueen aka Brian Lee Adkins pled guilty to engaging in organized criminal activity, a first degree felony. The charge stems from an incident on Jan. 6, 2012, in which 400 grams or more of methamphetamine were possessed with the intent to deliver. For his plea, McQueen received eight years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for four years. He will also have to pay a $3,000 fine, $384 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will also have to serve 360 hours of community service.
Helena Jayde Tollison pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, the lesser included offense of engaging in organized criminal activity, a state jail felony. The charge stems from an incident on Jan. 6, 2012, in which 400 grams or more of methamphetamine were possessed with the intent to deliver. For her plea, Tollison received two years confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for four years. She will also have to pay a $4,000 fine, $384 in court costs and $1,000 in attorney's fees. She will also have to serve 120 hours of community service.
Tucker Dan Tomlin pled guilty to engaging in organized criminal activity, a first degree felony. The charge stems from an incident on Jan. 6, 2012, in which 400 grams or more of methamphetamine were possessed with the intent to deliver. For his plea, Tomlin received seven years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for four years. He will also have to pay a $3,000 fine, $384 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will also have to serve 360 hours of community service.
Tomlin also pled guilty to another charge of engaging in organized criminal activity, a third degree felony on Dec. 16, 2011, stemming from a burglary of a habitation. For his plea, Tomlin received seven years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for four years. He will also have to pay a $3,000 fine, $309 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. In addition to those payments, he will also have to pay restitution to the following: $1,870 to Malcolm Kill, $953.18 to Kenny Landfried, $3,232.42 to Jimmy Scott, $1,570 to James Fullwood, $2,030 to Eric Robinson and $2,115 to Ronald Williams, which totals $11,770.60.
Tomlin will also have to serve 160 hours of community service.
Bobby Rodeal Rayson pled guilty to driving while intoxicated on Mar. 10, 2012, a third degree felony. For his plea, Rayson received 10 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for 10 years. He will also have to pay a $2,000 fine, $484 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. Rayson will also have to serve 160 hours of community service and 15 days of mandatory jail time. His driver's license will be suspended for one year.
Leslie Wayne Pugh pled guilty to burglary of a habitation on April 12, 2012, a state jail felony. For his plea, Pugh received three years of community supervision. He will also have to pay a $3,000 fine, $309 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees, in addition to serving 120 hours of community service.
Romaldo Espino Gutierrez pled true to revoking his probation. He was originally put on probation on July 22, 2008 for possession of a controlled substance, namely cocaine, that occurred on Sept. 1, 2006. For his plea Gutierrez received 18 month confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He will also have to pay a $750 fine, $301 in court costs, $140 in restitution to the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory in Abilene and $1,000 in attorney's fees. He will receive 554 days credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail.

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