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14 People Sentenced in District Court Over Last 30 Days

Several people were sentenced in District Court during the month of August and one was sentenced on September 2.

The Honorable Judge Reva Towslee-Corbett presided over the sentencing of Baldemar Espinosa, Jr., 42 of Lexington, for Driving While Intoxicated – Subsequent on August 10, 2010. His original sentence was revoked and he was sentenced to seven years confinement in the Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). He was ordered to pay all costs previously assessed plus $400 for his Court Appointed Attorney on revocation matters.

Also sentenced on August 10 was Adam Joseph Williams, 24 of Austin, for Indecency with a Child – Sexual Contact. His original sentence was revoked and he was sentenced to five years confinement in the TDCJ. He was ordered to pay all previously assessed costs plus $400 for his Court Appointed Attorney on revocation matters.

Joe Albert Dixon’s original sentence was revoked on August 10 for Forgery by Passing. Dixon, 38 of Caldwell, was sentenced to two years confinement in the TDCJ and ordered to pay all previously assessed costs plus $400 for a Court Appointed Attorney fee on revocation matters.

Zachary Alan Reed, 18 of Red Rock, had his original sentence revoked on August 10 for Intoxication Assault and sentenced to one year confinement in the TDCJ. He was ordered to pay all previously assessed fees plus $400 for a Court Appointed Attorney on revocation matters.

Dana Lasalle Thompson, 37 of Bastrop, was sentenced also on August 10 for Theft Less than $1500 with two prior Theft Convictions. Thompson’s original sentence was revoked and was ordered to twelve months confinement in a state jail facility and to pay all previously assessed fees, along with a $400 Court Appointed Attorney Fee on revocation matters.

Four others were sentenced on August 10. Lee Roy Johnson, Jr., 39 of Burton, was sentenced for unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle. He was ordered to spend 150 days confinement in the Lee County Law Enforcement Center; pay $304 court costs, a $50 Bluebonnet Area Crime Stopper fee and a $34 DNA Testing Fee. Brandi D. Young, 22 of Giddings, was sentenced to six months in the Lee County Law Enforcement Center for Possession of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine, less than 1 gram. She was ordered to pay $304 in court costs, $400 for a Court Appointed Attorney, $34 for DNA Testing Fee, $60 for a drug court fee, $140 restitution and a $50 Bluebonnet Area Crime Stoppers fee. Samanica Lawanda Jackson, 26 of Somerville, was sentenced to five years probation for Forgery by Passing - Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity. She was ordered to pay $1,000 fine, $788 in other fees and costs plus $4,004.25 restitution. She was also ordered to serve 200 hours community service. Michael Autrey Whited, 48 of Lexington, was given three years probation for Cruelty to Animals. He was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine plus $300 in court costs, a $50 Bluebonnet Area Crime Stoppers fee and a $34 DNA Testing fee. He was also ordered to serve 100 hours of community service.

On August 16, the Honorable Judge H.R. Towslee sentenced Jason Charles James, 30 of Giddings, for Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence – Repeat Felony Offender – Habitual. He was sentenced to 25 years confinement in the TDCJ and ordered to pay $140 restitution, $304 in court costs, and $50 for a Bluebonnet Area Crime Stopper fee.

On August 24, Judge Towslee-Corbett presided over District Court where she sentenced two people. Ronnie Douglas Davis, 44 of Giddings, was sentenced for Assault – Family Violence – Bodily Injury with one previous conviction and Armando Salas, 18 of Giddings, was sentenced for Burglary of a Building. Davis was sentenced to five years confinement in the TDCJ, probated five years and ordered to spend 30 days in the Lee County Law Enforcement Center as a condition of probation. He was also ordered to pay $1,788 in fines and fees and ordered to attend Mental Health Mental Retardation Programs. Salas was given three years probation for his sentence and ordered to pay a $1,500 fine, $304 in court costs, $400 for his Court Appointed Attorney, $34 for DNA Testing and $50 for a Bluebonnet Area Crime Stopper fee. He was ordered to spend one weekend confinement in the Lee County Law Enforcement Center as a condition of probation and ordered to perform 200 hours community service.

Then, On August 31, Judge Towslee-Corbett sentenced Richard Mathis, Jr., 25 of Ledbetter, to six years confinement in the TDCJ, probated five years, for Assault – Family/Household Member – Bodily Injury – Impede Breath/Circulation. He was ordered to pay a $1,500 fine, $304 in court costs, $400 for his Court Appointed Attorney, $34 for DNA Testing and $50 for a Bluebonnet Area Crime Stopper fee. He was also ordered to perform 150 hours of community service and to attend anger management classes. As a condition of probation, Judge Towslee-Corbett ordered him to spend 90 days in the Lee County Law Enforcement Center and to have no contact with the victim of his offense. He must attend Mental Health Mental Retardation program.

The Honorable Judge Terry L. Flenniken presided over the 21st District Court in Lee County on Thursday, September 2, 2010. Mark Newell Ferguson, 57 of Smithville, was found guilty by a jury verdict for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon – Bodily Injury and was sentenced to 20 years in the TDCJ. He was also ordered to pay $304 in court costs.

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