Pleas heard, sentences handed down in 115th District Court
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Two motions to revoke probation and seven guilty pleas (with two pleas by one perpetrator) were heard in 115th District Court in Gilmer on Friday.

Sentences were given by Judge Lauren Parish.

The motions to revoke probation included:

• Aaron Lee Shaw, 31, Gilmer, possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, a third-degree felony. He received six years in prison. The case was prosecuted by Upshur County Assistant District Attorney Natalie Miller, and Charles Van Cleef was defense attorney.

• Amber Fredricksen, 33, Gilmer, credit or debit card abuse, a state jail felony. She received 20 months in a state jail. Ms. Miller was prosecutor, and Matthew Patton was defense attorney.

Guilty pleas included:

• Winston Lane Duncan, 36, Dallas, possession of cocaine, a state jail felony. He received four years deferred adjudication probation.

In deferred adjudication, no permanent record is made if probation is successfully completed. If probation is revoked for any reason, the person can receive up to the maximum penalty for the crime.

Duncan was also fined $2,000, ordered to do 400 hours of community service, undergo alcohol-drug evaluation, and attend Alcoholics Anonymous-Narcotics Anonymous classes, among conditions of probation.

Ms. Miller was prosecutor, and Van Cleef was defense attorney.

• Thomas Earl Evans Jr., 31, Cason, driving while intoxicated with a child passenger, a state jail felony. He received two years in a state jail, probated for five years. He was also fined $2,000, and ordered to do 400 hours of community service, and spend four weekends in the Upshur County Jail, within six months of the plea.

Ms. Miller prosecuted the case, and Patton was defense attorney.

• Michael Jeffrey Maxey, 29, forgery, a state jail felony. He received nine months in a state jail. He also pled guilty to a second county of forgery, and received nine months on that charge, too, with the sentences to run concurrently. Ms. Miller was prosecutor, and Tim Cone was defense attorney.

• Calvin Glenn Jenkins II, 33, Jenkins, TX, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a third-degree felony. He received four years in prison. Ms. Miller was prosecutor, and Van Cleef was defense attorney.

• Justin Morgan Powledge, 32, Gilmer, evading arrest with a prior conviction, a state jail felony. He received a year in a state jail. Ms. Miller was prosecutor, and Van Cleef was defense attorney.

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