Details of the felony sentencings were as follows, and unless otherwise noted, they occurred Dec. 20, Byrd’s office said:
Danny Francis, 57, of Okmulgee, Okla., drew seven years in prison for driving while intoxicated—subsequent offense when his probation was revoked.
Francis admitted violating probation for the May 30, 2001 offense, which Gilmer police investigated. Byrd represented the state in the case, while attorney Scott Novy represented Francis.
Jonathan Dean Hughes, 21, of Ore City, drew 18 months in a state jail for burglary of a building when his probation was revoked. He also admitted violating probation for his Oct. 31, 2006 crime, investigated by Ore City police.
Assistant District Attorney Edward Choy represented the state. Gilmer attorney Tim Cone represented Hughes..
Christine Diane Davis, 22, of Big Sandy, drew 18 months in state jail for possession of a controlled substance—methamphetamine when her probation was revoked.
She admitted violating probation for the June 15, 2007 offense, which Gilmer police investigated. Choy represented the state; attorney Craig Bass represented Ms. Davis.
Thomas Alan Auld, 26, of Pittsburg, received five years in prison for burglary of habitation when his probation was revoked. He also admitted violating probation for his Sept. 24, 2002 offense, which the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office probed.
Byrd and Novy handled the sentencing.
Vanessa Kay Williams, 40, of Mt. Pleasant, drew 90 days in the Upshur County Jail after pleading guilty to theft of property of the value of $50 or more but less than $500—repeat offender.
Gilmer police investigated the Dec. 28, 2008 crime. Byrd and Cone handled the plea.
Christopher Wayne Green, 38, of Pittsburg, drew two concurrent 18-month state jail terms after his probation was revoked on one charge and he pled guilty to another.
Green’s probation for criminal nonsupport was revoked. The Texas Attorney General’s office probed that Jan. 19, 2006 offense. He also pled guilty to a Jan. 18, 2009 charge of evading arrest/detention with a vehicle, which the Sheriff’s Office investigated.
Choy represented the state, while Gladewater attorney Barry Wallace represented Green.
Cody Joe Henderson, 30, of Mineola, was placed on four years “deferred adjudication” probation after pleading guilty to possession of methamphetamine. (“Deferred adjudication” means no final conviction appears on a defendant’s record if he/she successfully completes probation. But when such probation is revoked, the maximum sentence for the crime can be imposed.)
Henderson was fined $250 and ordered to perform 300 hours of community service, in addition to several other terms of probation. The Texas Department of Public Safety investigated the March 6 offense.
Byrd represented the state. Attorney Craig Bass represented Henderson.
Jeremy Martee Whittaker, 21, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., drew four years probation of a 2-year state jail term upon pleading guilty to possession of marijuana. Big Sandy police investigated the June 14 offense.
Some of Whittaker’s many terms of probation included a $1,000 fine, 300 hours of community service, suspension of his driver’s license for 180 days, and forfeiting a gun.
Byrd and Bass handled the case.
Rick Wells, 52, of Gilmer, was placed on four years deferred adjudication probation after pleading guilty to fraudulent use or possession of identifying information.
Gilmer police probed the April 1, 2008 offense. Some of Wells’s terms of probation included a $1,500 fine and 400 hours of community service.
Choy and Cone handled the case.
Tracy Jackline Harmon, 40, of Longview, drew four years deferred adjudication probation upon pleading guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Gladewater police investigated the alleged May 29, 2010 offense.
Some of her terms of probation include a $750 fine and 400 hours of community service. Choy represented the state, and Longview attorney Charles Van Cleef represented Ms. Harmon.
Wesley Lynn Denton, 38, of Ore City, drew 20 months in state jail Dec. 21 after pleading guilty to evading arrest/detention with a vehicle. The Sheriff’s Office investigated the Oct. 27 offense.
Choy and Wallace handled the sentencing.
Jarrett Ransom Hughes, 30, of Gilmer, was placed on five years deferred adjudication probation after pleading guilty to theft of firearm. Gilmer police investigated the alleged Jan. 19 offense.
Some of Hughes’s terms of probation include a $300 fine, restitution, and 400 hours of community service. Choy and Novy handled the case.
In a case detailed in a prior issue of The Mirror, Wesley Leon Spangler, 39, of Big Sandy, drew 10 years probation of a 10-year prison term, six months in county jail (beginning Jan. 3), 800 hours of community service, and a $10,000 fine after a jury convicted him five days earlier of arson.
In the Class A misdemeanor cases heard Dec. 20, Byrd’s office reported:
• An Ore City woman drew 30 days in county jail after pleading guilty to attempted possession of a controlled substance—methamphetamine.
• A Gilmer man was fined $1,000 and assessed $279 court costs upon pleading guilty to unlawful carrying of a weapon.