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District Court with Judge Bournias

District Court was held in Leon County Friday, July 20th, in Centerville. The presiding judge was the Honorable District Judge Sam Bournias who was there for Judge Deborah Oakes Evans. Present to represent the state were Leon County District Attorney Hope Knight and Assistant District Attorney Keith Cook.

Rebecca Bouska-Ogg, who has been held in the Leon County Jail, was in court on a Motion to Adjudicate. Bouska-Ogg had been free on probation after pleading guilty to a charge of Manufacturing/Delivering a Controlled Substance. In addition, Bouska-Ogg was arraigned on a charge of Burglary of a Habitation. The judge followed the recommendation from the state and sentenced Bouska-Ogg to 7 years in the Texas Department of Corrections (TDC). Bouska-Ogg must also pay a fine and court costs of $700. The attorney for Bourska-Ogg is John Bankhead.

Cody Wayne Lynn, who has been held in the county jail, entered a guilty plea to a charge of Evading Arrest/Detention with a Vehicle. Lynn received a sentence of 5 years in the Texas Department of Corrections Jail (TDCJ). Attorney Stanley Sokolowski represented Lynn.

Crystle Dawn Baker, held in the county jail, agreed to a plea bargain in her case. Baker plead guilty to a charge of Burglary of a Habitation and was sentenced to 10 years probation. Baker must also complete community service work and pay a fine of $2,500 and restitution in the amount of $1,200. The attorney for Baker was John Bankhead.

A short hearing was held in the case against Jason Randle Harris who is currently housed at the county jail. Harris is charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and with Forgery Financial Instrument Elderly. According to Knight, a recent competency evaluation indicated that Harris is incompetent. Knight asked the judge for another 60 day evaluation period. ?Two other evaluations found Harris competent,? said Knight, ?I would like one last effort made.? Knight sited Harris? violent behavior as reason for the incompetent evaluation. Harris said that Knight had lied about his behavior, that he had not hurt anyone, and was now on medication. The judge agreed to the additional evaluation period.

Arraignments

Kaylee Marie Allison entered a not guilty plea to a charge of Theft. The attorney for Allison is Hutton Ask.

Gregory William Brison failed to appear for his arraignment on a charge of Unauthorized Absence From a Community Correction Facility. It was noted that Brison is also serving a probated sentence on another charge.

Marcus Alan Huiet entered a not guilty plea to a charge of Manufacturing/Delivering A Controlled Substance. Huiet, who is currently held in the county jail, is represented in court by Attorney John Bankhead.

Sandra Ledawn Onwzuruike entered a not guilty plea to 5 counts of Forgery Financial Instrument. The attorney for Onwzuruike is Michelle Latray.

Danny Allen Staggs, charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, appeared in court without an attorney. After completing an application for court assistance, Judge Bournias appointed John Bankhead to represent Staggs who plead not guilty to the charge.