District Court Sentences

District Judge Deborah Oakes Evans presided over a docket in the the Leon County Courtroom on Monday, July 2nd. In court to represent the interests of the state were Leon County District Attorney Hope Knight and Assistant District Attorney Keith Cook.

Kevin Lee Tucker was sentenced to 10 years in the Texas Department of Corrections Jail (TDCJ) for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and 15 years in the same institution for Aggravated Assault Causing Serous Bodily Injury. The sentences followed a hearing on a Motion to Adjudicate the charges to which Tucker had already plead guilty.

Tucker had received a probated sentence on the charges, but was back before the judge on allegations from the state that during Tucker?s time under community supervision, Tucker had failed to report as required, failed to pay the fines and court fees that were imposed, failed to perform any community service hours, and failed to enroll in the Drug Offender Awareness Course.

Tucker said that he could offer no excuse for his failures to abide by the terms of the probation, but asked that the court reinstate his community supervision. He said that he was in a much better place in life now and ready to comply with any terms the judge ordered.

The judge sentenced Tucker to the maximum allowed for the two charges. Tucker will be required to complete one half of the 15 year sentence before he is eligible for parole. The attorney representing Tucker was Stanley Sokolowski.

A hearing on a Motion for Reduction of Bail was heard in the case against Jacob Glenn Curry. Curry is charged with Indecency with a Child. A warrant for his arrest was issued on April 3, 2018. But Curry fled the area.

Leon County Investigator Victor Smith testified about the joint law enforcement efforts to apprehend Curry. The Leon County Sheriff?s Office worked with Leon County Crime Stoppers, The Lone Start Fugitive Task Force, and the Office of the Attorney General to locate Curry who was eventually found and arrested in Baytown.

The judge denied a bail reduction in this case. The attorney for Curry is Christopher Grier.

Robert James Berry plead guilty to a charge of Burglary of a Habitation. The judge imposed a sentence of 4 years in TDCJ. Attorney Joel Hardy represented Berry.

A hearing for a Motion to Adjudicate was heard in the case of Jerome Dawson, Jr. Dawson is charged with Deadly Conduct / Discharge of a Firearm. The terms of Dawson?s probation were modified, and 121 days in the Leon County Jail were added. Also a curfew will be imposed, and Dawson is required to complete an Intensive Probation Program. The attorney for Dawson is Stanley Sokolowski.

A bond hearing was held in the case against Donald Chimaosi Okoro who faces 3 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance. The judge lowered the bond in this case to the original amount. The attorney for Okoro is Clay Conrad.

A Motion for Bond Reduction in the case against Jonathan Matthew Jordan was denied. Jordan is charged with Theft of a Firearm. The attorney for Jordan is Stanley Sokolowski.

An arraignment was waived in the case against Rebecca Bouska-Ogg who is charged with Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance. A hearing was set in the case to hear a Motion to Adjudicate on July 20th. The attorney for Bouska-Ogg is John Bankhead.

A hearing for a Motion to Suppress was set for August 9th in the case against Arturo Hernandez. Hernandez is charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Attorney Wes Hammit is representing Hernandez.