Sentences detailed
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
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115th District Judge Lauren Parish sentenced nine persons on felony charges and four for misdemeanor crimes between Feb. 23 and 28, said Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd's office.

Details of the felony sentencings were as follows, and all pled guilty unless otherwise indicated, the office reported:

• Vincente Dequence Bell, 32, of Winona, drew 18 months in state jail Feb. 28 when his probation was revoked on a charge of theft of property of the value of $1,500 or more but less than $20,000. He admitted violating terms of probation for the Dec. 21, 2007 offense.

Byrd represented the state in the case. Attorney Scott Novy represented Bell.

• Michael Blaze Foley, 33, of Gilmer, received five years probation of a 2-year state jail term Feb. 23 for driving while lintoxicated with child passenger.

The Texas Dept. of Public Safety investigated the Aug. 28, 2011, offense. Some of Foley's numerous terms of probation include eight weekends confinement in county jail; a $2,000 fine; and 400 hours of community service.

Asst. Dist. Atty. Edward Choy represented the state. Gilmer attorney Brandon Winn represented Foley.

All other cases were heard Feb. 28.

--Tomiko Offord, a 38-year-old Dallas woman, received 180 days in county jail when her probation was revoked on a charge of theft of service. She admitted violating terms of probation for the Sept. 22, 1997, offense, which Gilmer police probed.

Byrd represented the state. Gilmer attorney Matthew Patton represented Offord.

--Brian Keith Isam, 39, of Longview, received 15 months in state jail for possession of a controlled substance--methamphetamine.

The Upshur County Sheriff's Office probed the June 9, 2011, crime. Choy represented the state in the case; Gilmer attorney Dwight Brannon represented Isam.

--Three Linden men each drew five years in prison for the same robbery (of an individual). They were Lejon Markee Stiger, 25; Tony Len Linwood, II, 27; and David Earl Perry, Jr., 33.

The Sheriff's Office investigated the March 24, 2011, offense. Choy represented the state in the cases.

Gilmer attorney David Griffith represented Stiger. Gladewater attorney Barry Wallace represented Linwood, while Longview attorney Clement Dunn represented Perry.

--Brent Leslie Deluca, 19, of Gilmer, received two concurrent sentences of incarceration--three years in prison for evading arrest with vehicle, and 18 months in state jail for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Ore City police probed the Nov. 3, 2011, crimes. Choy and Novy handled the cases.

--Christy Ann Gaucin, 33, of Mt. Pleasant, drew 18 months in state jail for forgery. Gilmer police investigated the April 26, 2011, crime.

Choy represented the state. Longview attorney John Moore represented Ms. Gaucin.

In the misdemeanor cases, all heard Feb. 28 and all involving guilty pleas, Byrd's office reported:

--A 49-year-old Gladewater man drew 120 days in county jail for evading arrest.

--A 43-year-old Gladewater man drew two years probation of a 1-year county jail term for unlawful carrying weapon.

--A 27-year-old Grand Prairie man drew 18 months probation of a 1-year county jail term for deadly conduct.

--A 29-year-old Gilmer woman drew two years "deferred adjudication" probation for attempt(ed) robbery.
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