District Court with Judge Evans

District Court was held Friday, August 19th, in Centerville. The Honorable District Judge Deborah Oakes Evans presided. Representing the state were Leon District Attorney Hope Knight, Assisted District Attorney Caleb Henson, and District Attorney Pro Tem Allyson Mitchell of Anderson County.

Donte Detraviyien Abram, who is being held in the Leon County Jail, accepted a plea deal in his case. Abram pled guilty to three charges: Evading Arrest / Detention with a Vehicle, Assault Against Emergency Service Personnel, and Escape While Arrested / Confined. In exchange for the guilty pleas, Abram was sentenced to 5 years in Texas Department of Corrections Jail for each conviction. The sentences will be served concurrently. Attorney for Abram is Steve Keathley.

Chyanna May Richards failed to show in court for her pre trial hearing. Attorney for Richards, Richard Price said that Richards had moved and was just perhaps late for court. Henson reminded the judge that Richards had been late to court before, ?We?ve already done this.? Judge Evans issued an arrest warrant for Richards who is charged with Abandoning or Endangering a Child / Imminent Danger.

Attorney John Bankhead filed a Motion to Quash in the case against Hailey Danielle Laningham who is charged with Attack by Dog. Judge Evans set the hearing for this motion in September.

Nassir Abushanab was in court for a status in his case. Abushanab is charged with Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or More. Abushanab is currently serving a sentence of 35 years in TDC after he violated terms of his probation. Abushanab was on probation after his guilty plea to a charge of Assault Causing Bodily Injury to a Family Member. He was sentenced in May 2016. The trial for this charge was set for November.

Anthony Dawson Robinson, currently held in the jail, was in court for a pre trial hearing. Robinson faces three charges: Continuous Violence Against the Family, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. In court Robinson expressed frustration with his attorney (Michael Dahlenburg) and a dislike for the terms that the state has offered. The judge said that sometimes there are conflicts with clients and their attorney.

Benito Falcon Guzman was in court for a status hearing. Guzman, currently free on bond, is charged with Deadly Conduct. The judge instructed Guzman to continue to take the medication as prescribed by his doctors and to avoid any other drugs and alcohol and to not be in possession of a gun. Attorney Kelly Weeks, who is representing Guzman, instructed Guzman to have his doctor send her a letter after each visit. Guzman said he sees his doctor once a month.

Katherine Diane Givens was in court to request consideration for Early Termination of her probation. Adult Supervision Officer Elizabeth Potterfield reported that Givens has paid her fines and done some of the community service hours. The judge praised Givens for complying with the terms of the probation, but said, ?You must get more of your community hours served. Then come back and we can consider again.? Givens is on probation stemming from a charge of Theft.

A trial date was set for September in the case against Brenton Michael Ahrlett who is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. Attorney for Ahrlett, Wes Hammit said that they have been trying to work out a plea with the state. The judge said to ?either take a plea or be ready for trial in September.?

Maribel Murguia Guerrero was in court for a pre trial hearing. Guerrero is charged with Injury to a Child. The next court date in the case was set for September. Guerrero is represented by Attorney Wes Hammit.

The case against William Bishop was set for September. Bishop, who is free on bond, is charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Attorney for Bishop is Kelly Weeks.

Amber Lee Boyce was in court for a status hearing. A date was set in September for her case. Boyce is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and with Abadoning or Endangering a Child. Attorney for Boyce, who is free on bond, is Wes Hammit.

A court date in October was set for John Charles Hale. Hale is charged with Indecency with a Child Sexual Contact. Attorney Russell Noe is representing Hale.