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District Court with Judge Evans

Leon District Court was held Friday, December 15th, in Centerville. The Honorable District Judge Deborah Oakes Evans presided. Present to represent the state were Leon District Attorney Hope Knight and Assistant District Attorney Keith Cook.

John Andrew Ramirez pled guilty to a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance and was sentenced to 3 years in the Texas Department of Corrections. The attorney for Ramirez was Chris Martin.

Jay Ben Taylor was sentenced to 3 years deferred adjudication after he entered a guilty plea to the charge of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Taylor is required to pay a $1,500 fine and court costs, other fines, and complete 180 hours of community service. The attorney for Taylor was Joel Hardy.

Terrelle Dontrae Mason, who has been held in the Leon County Jail, pled guilty to a charge of Burglary of a Habitation and was sentenced to 5 years deferred adjudication. Mason must also pay a $1,500 fine and court fees and complete 150 hours of community service. Mason is also charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and will have another court appearance in January. The attorney representing Mason is Hutton Ask.

Jonathan Michael Boyd, who has been held in the county jail, was sentenced to 3 years probation after he entered a guilty plea to the charge of False Statement Property/Credit. Boyd must pay a $1,500 fine, court fees, and complete 150 hours of community service. Attorney John Bankhead represented Boyd in the court process.

Elias Dominique Rashad, who is being held in the county jail, was in court for a status hearing in his case. Rashad is charged with Evading Arrest and/or Detention with a Vehicle. The attorney for Rashad, Richard Price, told the judge that the state had made a plea offer in the case, but Rashad had rejected that offer. DA Knight said the offer would be withdrawn if not accepted today. Rashad requested that the judge appoint a new attorney to represent him, then said that he would represent himself in court. A trial has been set for Rashad in February.

A plea bargain was offered by the state in the case against Shawn Lee Christianson, but that bargain was taken off the table after it was rejected by Christianson who is being held in the county jail charged with Assault of a Family/Household Member with a Previous Conviction and with Assault of a Public Servant. The case was set for trial in February. The attorney for Christianson is Stanley Sokolowski.

A request for a bond was denied in the case of Stanley Allen Gray who is being held in the county jail charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. DA Knight informed the court that Gray is also facing serious charges in another county. Attorney John Bankhead is representing Gray.

The case against Ashley Marie Pond was reset again for status. Pond?s attorney, William Carter, requested the reset after informing the judge that Pond may face a new indictment. Pond is currently charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.

The case against Amber Rose Morgan was set for February. Morgan is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. The attorney for Morgan is Chris Martin.

The case against Cullen Shane Pate was reset. Pate, who is being held in the county jail, is charged with two counts of Aggravated Robbery. The attorney for Pate is Steve Keathley.

Christopher Jordan Moxon?s case was reset for January. Moxon is charged with Burglary of a Building. Moxon?s attorney is Joel Hardy.

Stephanie Ann Rabalais? case was set for January. Rabalais is charged with Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Under the Age of 15. The attorney for Rabalais is Michael Davis.

The case against Stanley Alton Thurmann, Jr. was set for April. Thumann is charged with Evading Arrest/Detention with a Vehicle. Thurmann?s attorney is Stanley Sokolowski.

Linwood Dean Durham?s case was set for trial. Durham is charged with Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or More. The attorney for Durham is William Carter.

Arraignment:

Wendal O?neal Williams entered a plea of not guilty to the charge of Bail Jumping and Failure to Appear. Williams, who is being held in the county jail, is also charged with Aggravated Assault and with Possession of a Controlled Substance. Attorney Stanley Sokolowski is representing Williams.

Courtney Susanne Wiliams entered a not guilty plea to a charge of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity. The attorney for Williams is Stanley Sokolowski.

Barry Lynn Sills pled not guilty to a charge of Prohibited Weapon. The attorney for Sills is Kelly Weeks.

Jason Alan Warner, of Marquez, failed to appear for arraignment on the charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. The judge revoked Warner?s bail after his name was called three times by the bailiff.

Floyd Aaron Bowman appeared in court without an attorney. The judge instructed Bowman to fill out an application to determine if he qualifie for the court to appoint an attorney to his case. Bowman is charged with Sexual Assault of a Child.

Shannon Walenta Hill entered a plea of not guilty to a charge of Assault with Bodily Injury to a Family/Household Member. The attorney for Hill is John Bankhead.

Steven Ray Latham pled not guilty to a charge of Injury to a Child/Elderly/Disabled with Intention of Bodily Injury. DA Knight asked the judge to set a bond for Latham and to instruct him to have no contact with the alleged victim. The judge agreed. The attorney for Latham is Chad Morgan.

Arraignment for Bobbie Clarence Hampton was waived by Attorney Paul Looney. Hampton, who is being held in the county jail, is charged with three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Jason Rhett Maneely appeared in court without an attorney. Maneely is charged with Assault with Bodily Injury to a Family/Household Member. Maneely applied for a court appointed attorney.

Crystal Ellen McKenna entered a not guilty plea on the charge of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity. The attorney for McKenna is Kelly Weeks.

Arraignment for Donald Chimaobi Okoro was waived by Attorney Paul Looney. Okoro faces three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Mario Antonio Peraza-Gomez entered a plea of not guilty to a charge of Burglary of a Habitation. Peraza-Gomez is currently being held in the county jail.

Adam Ray Reed, charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, entered a not guilty plea. The attorney for Reed is Charley Johnson.