17 pleas heard in 115th District Court
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Sixteen guilty pleas—eight of them drug or alcohol related—and one motion to revoke probation were heard in 115th District Court in Gilmer between May 4 and 8. Judge Lauren Parish presided.

The lone motion to revoke probation was against Lauren Lynn Jester, 25, of Longview. She was charged with possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, a state jail felony. She received 18 months in a state jail, to run concurrent with another sentence for burglary of a habitation, a second-degree felony. She pleaded guilty to that charge. She received two years in prison on that charge.

Assistant Upshur County District Attorney Robert Cole Jr. was prosecutor, and Dwight Brannon was her defense attorney.

Other guilty pleas included:

• Bobby Joe Crain, 26, Gilmer, delivery of marijuana in a school zone, a third-degree felony. He received seven years in prison. Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd was prosecutor, and Matthew Patton was defense attorney.

• Jessica Luicania Miller, 31, Gladewater, fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, a state jail felony. She received a year in a state jail. Assistant District Attorney Edward Choy was prosecutor, and Matthew Patton was defense attorney.

• George Allen Bailey, 39, Big Sandy, driving while intoxicated-subsequent offense, a third-degree felony. He received three years in prison, to run concurrently with another guilty plea for theft between $1,500 and $20,000 in value, a state jail felony. On that charge, he received 12 months in a state jail. Choy was prosecutor, and Clement Dunn was defense attorney.

• Lonnie Ren Carr II, 25, Mineola, driving while intoxicated-subsequent offense, a third-degree felony. He received five years in prison. Choy was prosecutor and David Griffith was defense attorney.

• Jimmy Wayne Black, 25, Lindale, possession of a controlled substance-cocaine, a state jail felony. He received a year in the Upshur County Jail. Cole was prosecutor and Griffith was defense attorney.

• Lanny Don Langford, 54, Diana, criminal trespass of a habitation, a class A misdemeanor. He receivd six months deferred adjudication probation, and a $500 fine. Choy was prosecutor and Clement Dunn was defense attorney.

• Michael Joey Black, 31, Gilmer, deadly conduct, a class A misdemeanor. He got six months deferred adjudication probation and a $500 fine. Choy was prosecutor and Dunn was defense attorney.

• Jennifer Brown, 27, Tyler, aggravated assault/threatening with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. She got five years deferred adjudication probation and a $500 fine. Choy was prosecutor and Barry Wallace was defense attorney.

• Brandon Lynn Coulter, 33, Ore City, possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, a state jail felony. He received five years deferred adjudication probation and a $1,000 fine. Cole was prosecutor and Wallace was defense attorney.

• Kyle Zackry Jones, 23, Diana, attempting to evade arrest detention with a vehicle, a class A misdemeanor He received a year’s deferred adjudication probation and $250 fine. Byrd was prosecutor and Griffith was defense attorney.

• Delora Arrington, 19, Gilmer, forgery, a state jail felony. She received three years deferred adjudication probation and a $500 fine. Cole was prosecutor and Charles Van Cleef was defense attorney.

• Sarah Catherine Evans, 37, Gilmer, driving while intoxicated, second offense, a class A misdemeanor. She received a year in the county jail, probated for two years, and a $750 fine. Choy was prosecutor and Brent Goudarzi was defense attorney.

• Russell Craig Turner, 39, Big Sandy, possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, with intent to deliver, a first-degree felony. He received 18 months in a state jail. Byrd was prosecutor and Wallace was defense attorney.

• Lisa Annette Garrett, 38, Big Sandy, credit or debit card abuse, a state jail felony. She received nine months in a state jail. Cole was prosecutor and Griffith was defense attorney.

• Lauren Lynn Jester, 25, Longview, burglary of a habitation, a state jail felony, and possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine. She received two years in prison for burglary, and 18 month in a state jail, sentences to run concurrently. Cole was prosecutor and Brannon was defense attorney.

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