Gonzales Sentenced to 50 Years

Pablo Gonzales, Jr. of Buffalo was sentenced to 50 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Friday, May 19th, by District Judge Deborah Oakes Evans. Gonzales has been held in the Leon County Jail since his return from Mexico after the death of Bryson Richards in Buffalo on June 17, 2015.

Gonzales pled guilty, Friday, to the charge of Injury to a Child Causing Serious Mental Deficiency. The injuries sustained by twenty-three month old Bryson resulted in the child?s death. Gonzales is also required to testify truthfully against his co-defendant Chynna Richards who is the mother of Bryson. The attorney representing Gonzales was Stanley Sokolowski. Representing the state were Leon County District Attorney Hope Knight and Assistant District Attorney Keith Cook.

James Anthony Dixon, who has been held in the county jail, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of Aggravated Kidnapping with a Deadly Weapon. Dixon was sentenced to 15 years in TDCJ. Dixon, who was found guilty in another case of Aggravated Assault, will not be eligible for parole until he has served at least half of his sentence. The attorney for Dixon was Doug Lowe.

David Wayne Cain pled guilty to a charge of Criminal Mischief. Cain was sentenced to time served and must also pay court costs and other fines. The attorney for Cain was Doug Lowe.

Christian Alejandro Chaparro-Lujan pled guilty to a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Chaparro-Lujan received a probated sentence of 5 years and must pay court costs, fines, and serve 250 community service hours. The attorney for Chaparro-Lujan was Edward Spears.

Brandon Guy Bradford pled guilty to the charge of Manufacturing or Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Bradford will serve a probated sentence and must pay court costs, $5,000 in restitution, and serve community service hours. The attorney for Bradford, Anthony D. Lyons, requested that the probation be transferred to Dallas County where Bradford resides. This request was granted.

Kelvin Lewis was in court to seek an early termination of his community supervision. The court granted this request after hearing from the county adult supervision officer that Lewis has been compliant with the terms of his supervision.

Edward Galicia, in court for a scheduled pre-trial in his case, was taken into custody and his bond raised after it was determined that he had failed drug testing. Galicia is charged with two counts of Sexual Assault of a Child. Attorney Michelle LaTray is representing Galicia.

No pre-trial motions were made in the case against Randall Guinn Hasty who is charged with Aggravated Assault with Date/Family/Household Member with a Weapon and with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. The case was reset. The attorney for Hasty is John Bankhead.

The case against Deborah Lynn Mendoza was also reset. Mendoza is charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault with Date/Family/Household Member with a Weapon. The attorney for Mendoza is John Bankhead.


Jay Ben Taylor, charged with Aggravated Assault Date/Family/Househohld Member with a Weapon, was taken into custody because his previous bond had been revoked. A new bond was set with the stipulation that Taylor cannot have contact with the alleged victim in the case. The attorney for Taylor is Joel Hardy.

Lynn Marie Carroll was in court for arraignment on a charge of Exploitation of a Child/Elderly/Disabled. A motion was made to revoke the bond of Carroll due to failed drug tests. Carroll was taken into custody by Leon County Sheriff Officers. The attorney for Carroll is Hutton Ask.

Joe Anthony Garza failed to appear for his arraignment on a charge of Evading Arrest or Detention with a Vehicle and with Assault of a Public Servant. Garza?s bond was revoked and a warrant for his arrest was issue. The attorney for Garza is Hutton Ask.

Melissa Lynn McCoy pled not guilty to a charge of Forgery of Financial Instrument Elderly. The attorney for McCoy is John Bankhead. The next court date in the case is set for July 21st.

Jennifer Louise Osorio, charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, pled not guilty. The attorney for Osorio is Michelle LaTray.

Jacobe Ryan Simmons appeared in court without an attorney and requested that one be provided. Simmons is charged with Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Under the Age of 15. Attorney John Bankhead was appointed to represent Simmons and entered a not guilty plea for Simmons.