Judge Parish sentences 14 felons
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
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115th District Judge Lauren Parish sentenced 14 persons on felony charges Nov. 25, and another on Nov. 17, said Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd's office.

All defendants pled guilty or had their probations revoked, said Byrd's office ,which gave these details of the sentencings:

Guy Henry Hinkle, 27, of Gladewater, drew 20 years in prison Nov. 25 after pleading guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child. He committed the offense June 17.

Byrd represented the state in the case, investigated by the Upshur County Sheriff's Office. Gilmer Attorney Scott Novy represented Hinkle.

Michael Jason Files, 35, of Big Sandy, received six years in prison Nov. 25 when his probation on a charge of "fraudulent possession of a controlled substance — prescription" was revoked.

Files admitted violating probation for his Dec. 16, 2005 offense, which the Gilmer Police Department investigated. Byrd and Novy handled the sentencing.

Michael Carol Luce, 28, of Gilmer, drew six months in state jail Nov. 17 after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance — cocaine. He committed the crime April 2.

Gilmer police investigated the case. Byrd represented the state, while Gilmer Attorney David Griffith represented Luce.

John Perry Childress, 45, of Gilmer, drew four years in prison after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated — subsequent offense. The crime occurred March 31, 2007.

The Texas Department of Public Safety investigated. Byrd represented the state, while Gilmer Attorney Tim Cone represented Childress.

Michael James Oliver, 43, of Diana, drew 18 months in state jail after his probation was revoked on a charge of "driving while intoxicated with child under 15 years of age."

Oliver admitted violating probation in the case, investigated by the DPS. The DWI crime occurred July 2, 2005.

Byrd and Cone handled the case.

Lester Raymond Moore, 54, of Gilmer, drew 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver — cocaine. He committed the crime, investigated by Gilmer police, Aug. 16.

Byrd and Cone handled the case.

Bradley Scott Hefner, 46, of Longview, drew 20 months in state jail after the probation he was serving for possession of a controlled substance was revoked. The crime, investigated by the sheriff's office, occurred Sept. 26, 2004.

Hefner, represented by attorney Craig Bass, admitted violating probation. Byrd represented the state.

Toby Nathaniel Thorn, 29, of Ore City, received 10 years in prison after the probation he was serving for sexual assault of a child was revoked.

The crime, investigated by the sheriff's office, occurred April 12, 2002. Thorn admitted violating probation.

Byrd represented the state. Longview Attorney Mike Fetter, who was Byrd's predecessor as district attorney, represented Thorn.

Jerry Lee Summerville, II, 25, of Winona, was placed on five years "deferred adjudication probation" after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance — cocaine.

"Deferred adjudication" means no final conviction appears on the defendant's record if he/she successfully completes probation. Summerville admitted he committed the crime Feb. 25.

Some of his many conditions of probation include a $2,000 fine and 250 hours of community service.

Assistant District Attorney Robert L. Cole, Jr. represented the state in the case, investigated by Gilmer police. Griffith represented Summerville.

Kimberly Horn, 35, of Big Sandy, was placed on two years deferred adjudication probation after pleading guilty to theft of at least $1,500 but less than $20,000.

She admitted committing the offense, investigated by the Texas Department of Human and Health Services, June 16, 2005. Some of her conditions of probation include making $997 restitution, 200 hours of community service, and signing an agreement not to receive welfare of any kind while on probation.

Cole and Griffith handled the case.

Ashley Dawn Keller, 20, of Longview, was placed on two years deferred adjudication probation after pleading guilty to burglary of a habitation. She admitted committing the crime on Dec. 6, 2005, and the sheriff's office investigated it.

Some of her conditions of probation included a $500 fine and 200 hours of community service. Cole represented the state, while Gilmer Attorney Todd Tefteller represented Ms. Keller.

Leodios Anderson, 46, of Ore City, was placed on five years regular probation of a 2-year state jail term after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance--cocaine.

He admitted he committed the crime May 27. The sheriff's office investigated.

Some of Anderson's many terms of probation include a $1,000 fine, 200 hours of community service, and suspension of his driver's license for a year.

Cole and Novy handled the case.

Dustin Lee Dodson, 23, of Gilmer, was placed on four years deferred adjudication probation after pleading guilty to theft of property of the value of $1,500 or more but less than $20,000.

He admitted he committed the offense July 28, 2007. Some of his terms of probation included a $1,000 fine, $1,500 restitution, and 200 hours of community service.

The sheriff's office investigated the case. Cole represented the state, and Gilmer Attorney Joe Newsom represented Dodson.

Kelly Ann Lambert, 33, of Big Sandy, was placed on four years regular probation of a 2-year state jail term after pleading guilty to credit card abuse.

Gilmer police investigated the crime, which occurred Dec. 19, 2007. Some of Ms. Lambert's terms of probation are a $500 fine and restitution.

Cole and Cone handled the case. Gilmer police investigated.

Luther Jefferson Holeman, 17, of Gilmer, was placed on three years deferred adjudication probation after pleading guilty to "graffiti." He admitted he committed the offense July 25.

Some of his terms of probation include $516.66 restitution, 200 hours of community service, and obtaining a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma.

Byrd and Cone handled the case, investigated by Gilmer police.

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