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Court with Judge Ridley

Leon County District Court was held Wednesday, January 29th, in Centerville. The Honorable District Judge Hal Ridly presided over a full docket. Present in the courtroom to represent the position of the state was Leon County District Attorney Hope Knight.

Sentences:

Mary Ann Holley of Centerville plead guilty to a charge of Tampering with Government

Record Defraud. Holley was sentenced to 5 years on Deferred Adjudication. In addition, Holley must pay a fine of $1,500 and other fees and complete a Theft Intervention Course. The attorney for Holley was Jake Cain.

Barry Lynn Sills plead guilty to a charge of Continuous Violence Against the Family and was sentenced to 5 years in the Texas Department of Corrections Jail (TCDJ).

Chase Anthony Mason of Sachse plead guilty to a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Mason was sentenced to 5 years Deferred Adjudication and must pay a fine of $1,500 plus other fees including $180 in Restitution to the Department of Public Safety Lab. Mason must also complete a Drug Offenders Education Course. The attorney representing Mason was John Bankhead.

Call Docket: (These are the cases set for trial to begin on February 11th.)

Jose Raul Reyna's case will be the first set for trial next month. Reyna, who is being held in the Leon County Jail, is charged with Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. Reyna, a resident of Dallas, told the judge that he wanted a new attorney.

Judge Ridley informed Reyna that if he was able, he could hire a new attorney, but that attorney must be ready for trial on February 11th. Attorney Chris Martin, who was appointed to represent Reyna, said that he was prepared for trial. ?And that is what will happen if there is no new attorney at trial date,? said Judge Ridley.

The case against Michael Christopher Glick of Buffalo was continued for a future date. Glick is charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The attorney for Glick is Chris Grier. Glick is free on a $7,500 bond.

La Quanita Kumar's case was also set for trial. Kumar, a resident of Buffalo, is charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity. Kumar is currently free on a $10,000 bond. The attorney for Kumar is Daniel Burkeen.

Motions:

Robert Anthony Alaniz of Oakwood was in court on a Motion to Adjudicate. Alaniz is on probation after pleading guilty to a charge of Forgery of a Financial Instrument and Possession of a Controlled Substance. The state has alleged that Alaniz has violated the terms of the probation.

According to an agent of the Adult Probation Department, Alaniz has not reported as required or fulfilled other obligations. The judge reprimanded Alaniz and said that Alaniz should take care of these matters before his next court date. The attorney representing Alaniz is John Bankhead.

Cory Russell Farmer, who is being held in the county jail, was in court on a Motion to Revoke his probation. Farmer has been on probation stemming from a charge of Intoxicated Manslaughter with a Vehicle. Farmer plead not true to the charges alleging he has violated the terms of his probation.

Michael Dylan Thompson of Buffalo was in court on a Motion to Adjudicate his case. Thompson has been on probation since pleading guilty to a charge of Burglary of a Habitation. According to an adult probation agent, Thompson has failed to report as required. Judge Ridley admonished Thompson and warned him to live up to the obligations he had agreed to which allowed the probation. The attorney for Thompson is Heath Hyde.

Steven Haskell Young, currently being held in the county jail on a bail of $50,000, plead not true to allegations that he has violated the terms of his probation. The original charge against Young is Sexual Assault of a Child. The attorney for Young is Stanley Sokolowski.

Pre-Trial:

No motions were made in the case against Joe Harold Fisher of Oakwood. Fisher is charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and is free on a bond of $15,000. The attorney for Fisher is Jeff Herrington.

There were no motions in the case against Sharina Lynn Smith of Hilltop, charged with Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Under the Age of 15. Smith, free on a bond of $3,500, is represented by Attorney Daniel Burkeen.

No motions were made in the case against Colby Dwayne Sims who is currently free on a $50,000 bond. Sims is charged with Robbery and is represented by Attorney Chris Martin. The next court date for Sims was set for February 26th.

Arraignments:

Coby Layne Brandes of Buffalo entered a not guilty plea to a charge of Aggravated Assault Causing Serious Bodily Harm. Brandes is free on a $5,000 bond. Brandes did not have an attorney present at arraignment but said that he would hire one.

John David Crundwell of Teague plead not guilty to two charges of Theft of Property. Crundwell, who is currently being held in the county jail, did not have an attorney present.

Johnathan Alan Golemon of Buffalo plead not guilty to a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Golemon was taken into custody at the time of his arraignment due to a second indictment. The attorney for Golemon is Daniel Burkeen.

Juan Guevarra of Jewett entered a not guilty plea to a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance and to a charge of Tampering/Fabricating Physical Evidence. Guevarra, currently free on two bonds that total $17,500, did not have an attorney at his arraignment but said he would retain one.

Skylar Lane Maneely of Buffalo entered a not guilty plea to a charge of Assault Family/Household Member Impeding Breath/Circulation. The attorney for Maneely is Stanley Sokolowsky. Maneely is free on a $15,000 bond.

The arraignment for Brandon Damon Reed of Normangee was reset. The charges against Reed are two counts of Possession of Controlled Substance, Enhance to Habitual and one count of Evading Arrest/Detention with a Previous Conviction. Reed is currently housed in TDCJ.

Carl Evan Watson of Leona plead not guilty to a charge of Assault Family/Household Member Impeding Breath. The attorney for Watson, who is free on a $5,000 bond, is Raymond Sanders.

Troy Eugene Welch of Buffalo plead not guilty to a charge of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The attorney for Welch is Chris Grier. Welch is free on a $20,000 bond.