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District Court with Judge Evans

Leon County District Court was held Friday, November 16, in Centerville. The Honorable District Judge Deborah Oakes Evans presided. Present to represent the interests of the state were Leon District Attorney Hope Knight and Assistant District Attorney Keith Cook.

Cody Lee Wright was sentenced to 6 years in Texas Department of Corrections Jail with credit for the time he has served in the Leon County Jail. Wright had been on probation since August of 2017 after pleading guilty to a charge of Driving While Intoxicated, 3rd or More. Wright admitted that he had violated the terms of the probation by failing to report in as required and had not paid the fines he had agreed to pay. Wright also failed to serve the number of community service hours as stipulated. The attorney for Wright was Michelle LaTray.

Ricky Lyn Jackson, Jr., entered a guilty plea to a charge of Possession of Marijuana and was sentenced to 4 years of probation. Jackson must also pay fines. Jackson requested that the probation be transferred to the county of his residence, and that request was granted. The attorney for Jackson was Jonathan Cox.

Kendrick Antre Clark Crooks plead guilty to a charge of Aggravated Robbery. Crooks was sentenced to 10 years deferred adjudication and must pay fines. Crooks also had to agree to testify truthfully in other cases he could be called for as a witness. The attorney for Crooks was Kelly Weeks.

Edward Galicia pled guilty to two counts of Sexual Assault of a Child and received a sentence of 5 years deferred adjudication. Galicia must complete hours of community service work, pay all fines imposed, and have no contact with the victim. The attorney for Galicia was Michelle LaTray.

Howard Barton Matthews plead guilty to a charge of Sexual Abuse of a Child Continuous: Victim Under the Age of 14. Matthews was sentenced to 10 years deferred adjudication and must also pay fines. The attorney for Matthews was Brandon Luce.

John Shawe Williams was in court for his case. Williams is charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity. John Bankhead, the attorney for Williams had entered a motion for additional discovery in the case. After some discussion of the documents requested, the judge denied the request. The case was set for a status hearing in January at which time a trial date will be set.

The case against Gerald Lee Grissett was reset for December when a plea agreement is expected. Grissett is charged with Indecency with a Child Sexual Contact. The attorney for Grissett is William Carter.

Jason Eric Atkinson failed to appear in court for a pretrial hearing in his case. Atkinson is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. The attorney for Atkinson, Albert Fong, said that Atkinson was not answering calls. The judge issued an arrest warrant for Atkinson.

The pretrial hearing in the case against Gerisha Leniece Scott was reset for January. Scot is charged with Invasive Visual Recording. The attorney for Scott is John Bankhead.

Lewis Agulue was in court for a status hearing in his case. Agulue is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. The case was reset for January. The attorney for Agulue, Stanley Sokolowski, said that Agulue is a fire fighter and has volunteered to go to California to help with the fires in that state.

In the case against Kaylee Marie Allison, the state requested more time to prepare. Allison is charged with Theft of Livestock. The attorney for Allison is Hutton Ask.

Three co-defendants were all in court on a status hearing in their case. Crystal Ellen McKenna, Charlyn Denise Morisak, and Courtney Susanne Williams are all charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity. Each are represented by their own attorney. No motions were made.

Arraignments

Bryan Keith Alfred entered a not guilty plea to a charge of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The attorney for Alfred is Shane Phelps.

Augusto Joel Castillo Flores plead not guilty to a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Flores, who is currently being held in the county jail, is represented in court by Attorney John Bankhead.

Timothy Sean Johnson plead not guilty to a charge of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. The attorney for Johnson is Charles R. Johnson.

Brandon Williams was not present when his case was called. Williams is charged with Evading Arrest or Detention with a Previous Conviction. The judge issued a warrant for the arrest of Williams.

Joseph Neal Pruett entered a not guilty plea to a motion to revoke. Pruett did not have an attorney present. After Pruett applied for an attorney to be appointed to his case, the judge appointed John Bankhead to represent him.