Wednesday afternoon in Eighth Judicial District Court, James Christopher Castleberry pled guilty to Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 More than 1-gram, less than 4-grams and was sentenced to 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Castleberry will serve the first five years day-for-day before being eligible for paroled because the delivery was in a drug free zone. This is his second trip to the TDCJ. If he commits a felony in the future, he will be eligible to be sentenced to 25-years to life. Castleberry’s plea bargain was made in the face of five separate charges involving drugs and burglary of a building. His arrests involved in the charges occurred from March to September, 2016. His most recent arrest was in January and involved methamphetamine in a Cheetos bag.
Also in court Wednesday afternoon, Corie Jackson-Grant pled guilty to theft of a firearm and was a sentenced to six months state jail time. Jackson-Grant, 20, was facing three state jail felony charges including unauthorized use of a vehicle and two thefts of firearm charges.