5 sentenced for felonies
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
Apr 29, 2012 | 930 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print


115th District Judge Lauren Parish sentenced five persons on felony charges and one for a misdemeanor offense recently after all pled guilty, said Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd’s office.

Details of the felony pleas were as follows, the office reported:

• David Alan Brooks, 52, of Big Sandy, received eight years in prison for “assault causes bodily injury—family violence with previous conviction.”

Big Sandy police investigated the July 31, 2011 offense. Byrd represented the state in the sentencing; Longview attorney John W. Moore represented Brooks.

• Barbara Nell Brooks, 56, of Tyler, received 15 years in prison for possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) with intent to deliver.

The Upshur County Sheriff’s Office probed the June 16, 2011 offense. Assistant District Attorney Edward Choy represented the state in the case; Glmer attorney Tim Cone represented Ms. Brooks.

• Michael James Oliver, 46, of Ore City, received seven years in prison for driving while intoxicated—subsequent offense. Ore City police investigated the March 17, 2011 crime.

Choy and Cone handled the case.

• Jeremy Chad McManus, 38, of Ore City, received 12 years in prison for “aggravated assault/threaten with deadly weapon.”

Ore City police investigated the Oct. 13, 2011, crime. Byrd represented the state in the case; attorney Scott Novy represented McManus.

• Keith Noell Chapman, 30, of Ore City, was placed on five years probation of a 2-year state jail term for burglary of a building.

The Sheriff’s Office investigated the Sept. 28, 2011 offense.

Some of Chapman’s terms of probation include a $1,000 fine and 400 hours of community service.

Choy represented the state, while Gilmer attorney Matthew Patton represented Chapman.

In the misdemeanor case, which Gladewater police investigated, a 25-year-old Gilmer man received four months in county jail for terroristic threat. The crime occurred Aug. 14, 2011.
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