Judge Parish sentences 14
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
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115th District Judge Lauren Parish sentenced 10 persons on felony charges, and four for misdemeanor offenses, between March 7 and 28, said Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd's office.

Details were as follows, the office reported Monday:

Thomas Wayne Morris, 27, of Gladewater, was placed on three years "deferred adjudication" probation March 7 upon pleading guilty to burglary of building.

Some terms of probation include a $1,000 fine, 400 hours of community service, and remaining off the victim's property.

"Deferred adjudication" means no permanent conviction appears on a defendant's record if he/she successfully completes such probation. But when such probation is revoked, the defendant can receive up to the maximum term for the crime.

The Upshur County Sheriff's Office investigated Morris's Nov. 12, 2013, offense. Assistant District Attorney A. Camille Henson represented the state at sentencing, while Longview attorney Edward Choy represented Morris.

Caleb Seth Snow, 21, of Big Sandy, was placed on four years deferred adjudication probation March 7 upon pleading guilty to evading arrest/detention with vehicle.

Some terms of probation are a $1,000 fine, 300 hours of community service, taking a motorcycle drivers' course, and paying tickets to the City of Big Sandy.

Big Sandy police probed Snow's July 2, 2013 crime. Byrd represented the state at sentencing; Gilmer attorney Dwight Brannon represented Snow.

Christopher Haden Anderson, 23, of Big Sandy, was placed on five years deferred adjudication March 27 upon pleading guilty to "assault--family violence with previous conviction." He was fined $1,500 and ordered to perform 400 hours of community service.

The Sheriff's Office investigated the May 12, 2013 offense. Byrd represented the state at sentencing; Gilmer attorney Matthew Patton represented Anderson.

Brittney Ginn Major, 28, of Gilmer, received four years probation of a 10-year prison term March 27 upon pleading guilty to possession of one gram or more, but less than four grams, of methamphetamine.

Some terms of probation are 60 days in county jail, with credit for time served, successfully completing treatment as an outpatient, a $1,000 fine, and 600 hours of community service. The Sheriff's Office investigated her Dec. 31, 2013 offense.

Ms. Henson and Choy handled the sentencing.

Samuel Dewayne Anderson, 36, of Lone Star, drew 10 years in prison March 27 upon pleading guilty to unlawful possession of firearm by felon. The Sheriff's Office investigated the March 9, 2012 offense.

Ms. Henson represented the state in the case. Longview attorney Charles Van Cleef represented Anderson.

Timothy Scott Lantz, 45, of Longview, received 20 months in state jail March 27 for possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine when his probation for that offense was revoked. He admitted violating probation for the May 20, 2010 crime, which Gilmer police investigated.

Ms. Henson represented the state. Longview attorney Scott Novy represented Lantz.

Jonathan Aling Fuller, 18, of Gilmer, received five years deferred adjudication March 28 upon pleading guilty to improper photography or visual recording. The offense occurred four days before his 17th birthday.

Among terms of probation are a $1,000 fine, 300 hours of community service, possessing no electronic devices, and possessing no "smart phones"--only phones that can call and text.

Fuller also can possess no computers except as required by school, must not have access to pornography sites, and cannot use others' electronic devices unless a probation officer approves. Gilmer police investigated his Jan. 7, 2013 crime.

Byrd and Van Cleef handled the sentencing.

Tiffany Renee Sanders, 27, of Gilmer, drew five sentences of incarceration after pleading guilty to one felony and having her probation revoked on four others March 27.

She received three years in prison upon pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated--subsequent offense. That sentence will run consecutively with four concurrent 18-month state jail terms for four counts of driving while intoxicated with child passenger.

Sanders admitted violating terms of probation for the child-related offenses..

Gilmer police investigated the March 2 DWI offense for which she received a prison term. The Texas Dept. of Public Safety probed the April 13, 2012 offenses in which Sanders had four children in a vehicle with her.

Ms. Henson represented the state at sentencing; Brannon represented Ms. Sanders.

Jennifer Leigh Walker, 37, of Grand Saline, was placed on five years deferred adjudication March 7 upon pleading guiilty to possession of less than one gram of methaphetamine. She was fined $2,000 and ordered to perform 400 hours of community service.

The Sheriff's Office probed the May 26, 2013 crime. Asst. Dist. Atty. Natalie Miller represented the state at sentencing; Patton represented Ms. Walker.

Lisa Ann Hays, 50, of Longview, was placed on five years probation of a 10-year prison term March 27 upon pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated--subsequent offense.

She was fined $1,000 and ordered to perform 600 hours of community service.. In addition, her driver's license was suspended for one year, among other terms of probation.

The Texas Dept. of Public Safety investigated her March 28, 2013 offense. Ms. Henson and Van Cleef handled the sentencing.

In the misdemeanor cases, Byrd's office said:

--A 38-year-old Gilmer man was placed on one year deferred adjudication March 7 upon pleading guilty to criminal mischief (of) $500 or more but less than $1,500. He must serve 30 days in county jail as a condition of probation, but received credit for time served.

--A 20-year-old Diana man was placed on two years deferred adjudication March 7 upon pleading guilty to possession of marijuana--less than two ounces--in a drug-free zone.

--A 57-year-old Longview man received 180 days in county jail March 7 upon pleading guilty to possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine.

--A 31-year-old Gilmer woman was placed on one year deferred adjudication March 27 upon pleading guilty to criminal mischief (of) $50 or more but less than $500.

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