Two enter pleas in district court
Two people entered pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, Nov. 20. District Attorney Ann Reed and Assistant District Attorney Barrett Thomas prosecuted the cases.Billy Ray Amos, with attorney Kristen Postell, pled true to a motion to adjudicate his probation. Amos was originally put on probation on June 2, 2011 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony.Court documents state that Amos intentionally caused bodily injury to Chris Rogers by stabbing/slashing Rogers in the body with a knife on Sept. 2, 2009. For his plea, Amos received four years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for four years. He will also have to pay a $1,500 fine, $309 in court costs and $1,500 in attorney's fees. He will also have to serve 240 hours of community service.Vanessa Lashell Lynch, with attorney Kristen Postell, pled guilty to driving while intoxicated, a third degree felony, from an incident that occurred on Nov. 12, 2011. For her plea, Lynch received five years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for three years. She will also have to pay a $2,000 fine, $518 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. Lynch will also have to serve 160 hours of community service.