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Court with Judge Evans

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

Jason Eric Atkinson accepted a plea bargain from the state to resolve his case. Atkinson plead guilty to a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance and was sentenced to 9 years in the Texas Department of Corrections Jail. The attorney for Atkinson was Albert Wong.

Kevin Donnell Banks was arraigned on a charge of Criminal Negligent Homicide. Banks entered a not guilty plea. The attorney for Banks is Chris Martin.

Daniel Patrick McKinnon was in court on a pretrial hearing in his case. McKinnon is charged with Evading Arrest/Detention with a Vehicle. The attorney for McKinnon, Michelle Latray, indicated that her client was considering accepting a plea offer from the state in this case.

Christina Campos and Ronnie Ray Campos were both in court on a Status Hearing in their cases. Both Campos?s are charged with 6 counts of Theft of a Firearm and 1 count of Theft of Property. The attorney for C. Campos is Allen Tanner. Knight asked the judge to set a second status hearing for the cases in order to have a little more time. The judge agreed and reset the case for June.

Michael Langley?s case was also reset for status on March 28th. Langley, who is being held in the Leon County Jail, is charged with Injury Child/Elderly/Disabled with Intentions of Bodily Injury. The attorney for Langley is Benji Reed.

A trial date was set in the case against Derrick Terrell Manahan, who is charged with Deadly Conduct Discharge of a Firearm. The attorney for Manahan is Christopher Grier.

Charlyn Denise Morisak did not accept the plea offered in her case, and the case was reset for Status on May 17th. Morisak is charged with Deadly Conduct Discharge of a Firearm. Attorney Chris Martin is representing Morisak.

The case against Kayla Ann Smith was reset for May. Smith is charged with Criminal Mischief involving damages done to properties of the Buffalo ISD. The attorney for Smith is Stephen Reed.