Judge Parish sentences 27 individuals
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
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115th District Judge Lauren Parish sentenced 24 persons for felony offenses and three for misdemeanor crimes between June 30 and Thursday, said Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd’s office.

Details of the sentencings were as follows, the office reported:

Andrew Lowell Crane, 32, of Houston, received concurrent prison terms of 30 years for aggravated kidnapping and 20 years for abandoning or endangering a child after pleading guilty to both crimes July 21.

Gilmer police investigated the Nov. 21, 2012 offenses, which involved a stolen vehicle at a convenience store. The child inside the vehicle later was found unharmed by a roadside. Crane had been released from a mental hospital “a few hours prior to this,” said Byrd.

Crane must serve at least half the 30-year term before becoming eligible for parole, the district attorney added.

Byrd represented the state at sentencing while Longview attorney Edward Choy represented Crane.

William Dale Pullen, 36, of Gladewater, was placed on five years regular probation of a 10-year prison term Thursday upon admitting he had violated a previous “deferred adjudication” probation for the crime of attempted burglary of a habitation.

Under “deferred adjudication,” no final conviction appears on a defendant’s record if he/she successfully completes probation. The change in probation means Pullen is now a convicted felon. Pullen must perform 600 hours of community service and make $300 restitution.

Byrd represented the state at sentencing. Gilmer attorney Tim Cone represented Pullen.

Brandon Ray Miller, 32, of Big Sandy, was placed on eight years probation of a 10-year prison term July 29 upon pleading guilty to assault against public servant.

Terms of probation include a $2,000 fine, 600 hours of community service, and receiving instruction in anger management. Assistant District Attorney Natalie A. Miller represented the state at sentencing. Gladewater attorney Barry Wallace represented Brandon Miller.

Carl Douglas Parsons, 48, of Big Sandy, was placed on five years deferred adjudication probation Thursday upon pleading guilty to deadly conduct. Terms of probation include a $2,500 fine and 400 hours of community service. Byrd represented the state. Gilmer attorney Dwight Brannon represented Parsons.

Joseph Gene Nehk, 53, of Hawkins, received 10 years probation of a 10-year prison term July 24 He pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated — subsequent offense. Terms of probation include a $2,500 fine, 500 hours of community service, and attending a “DWI repeat offender school.” Assistant District Attorney A. Camille Henson represented the state at sentencing. Attorney Craig Bass represented Nehk.

Celina Kaye Knight McClain, 26, of Gilmer, drew 14 months in state jail for evading arrest/detention with a vehicle when her probation for that offense was revoked June 30. Miller represented the state in the revocation while Choy represented McClain.

Christopher Lee Evans, of Gilmer drew 20 years in prison when he unsuccessfully contested revocation of his probation on a charge of burglary of a habitation. Byrd represented the state in the revocation; Brannon represented Evans.

Karri L. Tyler, 31, of Gilmer, drew concurrent sentences of five years probation of a two-year state jail term July 8 after pleading guilty to two counts of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information.Terms of Tyler’s probation include a $2,500 fine and 400 hours of community service. Henson represented the state at sentencing. Attorney Clifford Jessup represented Tyler.

Wesley Lowell Dubose, 22, of Gilmer, drew 18 months in state jail July 21 for possession of a controlled substance — less than one gram of methamphetamine — when his probation on that charge was revoked. Miller represented the state, while Longview attorney Scott Novy represented Dubose.

Steven Chaz Spivey, 25, of Gilmer, drew seven years in prison July 23 upon pleading guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child. Miller represented the state; attorney Heath Hyde represented Spivey.

Tyler Shane Davy, 18, of Gilmer, received concurrent prison terms of 10 years for attempted aggravated sexual assault of a child, and four years for assault against a public servant, after pleading guilty to both crimes.

Leann Waunell Ball, 23, of Winnie, was placed on three years “deferred adjudication” probation July 24 after pleading guilty to possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine. Terms of probation include a $1,200 fine and 400 hours of community service. Henson and Bass handled the case.

Wallace Dewayne Payne, 54, of Diana, drew concurrent six-month state jail terms July 25 after pleading guilty to attempted assault against public servant and theft of a firearm. Henson represented the state; Gilmer attorney Matthew Patton represented Payne.

Dayon Deshean Thomas, 40, of Gilmer, received nine months in state jail July 25 after pleading guilty to delivery of a controlled substance — less than one gram of methylenedloxy methamphetamine. Byrd represented the state, while Longview attorney Steve Kattner represented Thomas.

Larry Rocky Martin, also known as Larry Rock Duncan, 55, of Kilgore, drew three years in prison July 29 after pleading guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm by felon.

Byrd and Jessup handled the sentencing.

Jeannie R. Creswell,18, was placed on three years deferred adjudication probation July 28 after pleading guilty to possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine.

Terms of probation include 300 hours of community service and receiving weekly counseling. Byrd represented the state; Longview attorney John Moore represented Creswell.

Stephen S. Sumner, 34, of Blue Ridge, drew four years in prison July 29. He pleaded guilty to “theft of property of the value of $1,500 or more but less than $20,000 — repeat offender.” Miller and Jessup handled the case.

Christopher Wade Marshburn, 32, of Avinger, drew six months in state jail. He pleaded guilty to possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine. Byrd and Jessup handled the sentencing.

Aureliano Perez Aguilar, 32, of Mineola, received 10 years probation of a 10-year prison term after pleading guilty to enticing a child.

Terms of his probation included a $2,500 fine, 400 hours of community service and attending sex offender classes.Byrd and Jessup handled the sentencing.

Paul Everett Sebastian McTyre, 20, of Longview, was placed on four years probation of a 10-year prison term. He pleaded guilty to assault/family violence — occlusion. Terms of probation include a $1,000 fine, 400 hours of community service, a $100 donation to the Women’s Center of East Texas and $175 restitution to the victim.

Assistant District Attorney Rebecca Ojeman represented the state. Novy represented McTyre.

Lindsay Morgan Richardson, 24, of Ore City, was placed on five years deferred adjudication probation afterpleading guilty to burglary of a habitation.

Terms of probation include a $2,000 fine, 800 hours of community service, and $571.68 restitution to the victim. Miller and Novy handled the case.

Amanda Michelle Gore, 32, of Gilmer, drew six months in state jail. She pleaded guilty to possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine. Byrd represented the state; Gilmer attorney Brandon Winn represented Gore.

Randy Lynn Jones Jr., 38, of Jefferson, was placed on three years deferred adjudication probation Thursday after pleading guilty to possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine. Terms of probation include a $1,000 fine and 400 hours of community service. Byrd and Novy handled the case.

Jacob Andrew Wade, 24, of Gilmer, drew concurrent sentences Thursday of eight years in prison for “prohibited substances and items in correctional facility,” and one year in state jail for possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine. His probation on the first charge was revoked after he admitted violating terms of probation. Byrd and Patton handled the sentencing.

Details of the misdemeanor cases were as follows, Byrd’s office reported:

• A 30-year-old Gilmer woman was placed on 18 months “deferred adjudication” probation July 23 after pleading guilty to attempted possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine.

• In a case probed by Gladewater police, a 35-year-old Gilmer man received 18 months probation of a one-year county jail term Thursday after pleading guilty to assault — family violence.

• A 37-year-old Gilmer man drew 240 days in county jail last Wednesday upon pleading guilty to assault causes bodily injury — family violence.

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