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2012-04-12 / Front Page

Giddings Man Sentenced to Ten-Plus Years

A Giddings man, along with two other people, was sentenced in the 21st Judicial District Court last Thursday, over which the Honorable Reva Towslee-Corbett presided.

Allen Sharell Bledsoe, 26 of Giddings, was sentenced for one count of burglary of a habitation and two counts of theft of property, less than $1,500 with two or more previous convictions. The Judge sentenced him to ten years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the first count, and to two consecutive 180 day confinements in the Lee County Law Enforcement Center for the other two guilty verdicts. In the first case, Bledsoe was ordered to pay a total of $1,788 in court costs, fees and fines, as well as $1,705.97 in restitution. He was instructed to perform 200 hours of community service restitution in that case as well. For the other two counts, he was ordered to pay a total of $1,576 in court costs and fees.

Christopher Lee Cruce, 26 of Brenham, was sentenced for two crimes, receiving a total of 15 years probation for two counts: one for theft of copper worth less than $20,000 and the second for bail jumping and failure to appear (a felony). In the theft case, Cruce was sentenced to two years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for five years. He was ordered to pay a total of $2,158.23 in fines, court costs, fees and restitution. He must enter and successfully complete the Intermediate Sanctions Facility Program (ISFP). In the second case, Cruce was given ten years probation and ordered to pay a total of $788 in court costs and fees. The order to successfully complete the ISFP was repeated in this sentence.

Justin Veshion Davis, 19 of Austin, was sentenced to five years probation for credit card or debit card abuse. He was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine plus $788 for court costs and fees. He will also be required to perform 100 hours of community service restitution, spend 20 days in the Lee County Law Enforcement Center as a condition of probation, enter and successfully complete a drug offender education program and obtain a valid driver’s license and proof of valid insurance.

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