Pittsburg man receives probated sentence on DWI charge; Marshall man sentenced to deferred probation on controlled substance charge
Three individuals — Mario Aguilar, Laura Ruth Alsobrook and David Joel Dean — were sentenced in district court this week on a felony charge each, according to court reports.
Mario Aguilar, 50, of Pittsburg was scheduled for a 9 a.m. court appearance Wednesday, Dec. 18, to plead guilty to driving while intoxicated third or more offense.
The charge stems from a May 4 traffic stop by a trooper for speeding on State Highway 11. Aguilar allegedly exhibited signs of intoxication and initially admitted to drinking one beer. After he was found intoxicated using field sobriety tests, he admitted to having six beers before driving, state troopers alleged in arrest reports.
The Pittsburg man was taken to jail May 4, where he allegedly tested 0.156 on breath tests, according to arrest reports. He was released from jail May 5 on $10,000 bond on the felony charge, according to jail reports. He was indicted on the charge for DWI, third or more offense, during the June grand jury session, according to court reports.
Aguilar was reportedly sentenced this week to 10 years in Texas Department of Criminal Justice Correctional Institutions Division, probated for 7 years. He also has to serve 10 days in the county jail and is required to have an ignition interlock device on any vehicle which he owns or operates, according to Assistant District Attorney Matt Harris.
Laura Ruth Alsobrook of Sulphur Springs was scheduled to appear in district court at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 18 to plead guilty before the court on an aggravated assault with deadly weapon charge.
Alsobrook was 18 at the time of her arrest on Nov. 30, 2018, on the charge. She allegedly confessed to driving a vehicle when it dragged and ran over 20-year-old Michael Calderon, who a police officer reportedly found lying face down in the 300 block of Helm Lane, shortly after 9 p.m. Nov. 29, 2018.
Calderon was reported to be unresponsive, with blood coming from his mouth and nose when an officer found him, Sulphur Springs police alleged in reports following Alsobrook’s arrest. Calderon was transported from the crash site to CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital Sulphur Springs, then to an area trauma center in critical condition, police investigators reported following Alsobrook’s arrest in 2018.
Police officers, during the course of their investigation, received information that Calderon was “attempting to purchase narcotics from a male” when he was struck by the vehicle, police alleged in arrest reports.
Alsobrook was released from jail later Nov. 30, 2018; her bond was set at $50,000 according to jail reports.
Aaron Michael Krahn was alleged by officials to have been in the vehicle with Alsobrook when Calderon was injured. Krahn was arrested July 25 at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital and jailed on the aggravated assault charge, according to arrest reports. Krahn remained in Hopkins County jail until Oct. 31, according to jail reports.
Both Alsobrook and Krahn were indicted during the June grand jury session on an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge, according to court reports.
Alsobrook’s court appearance was this week. She was reportedly sentenced to 10 years of deferred adjudication probation with restitution totaling nearly $140,000 to be paid to the victim. Her co-defendant, Krahn, was previously sentenced to 5 years in the TDCJ Institutional Division, according to the district attorney’s office.
David Joel Dean of Marshall was scheduled to appear in district court at 9 a.m. Dec. 18 to plead guilty before the court on a possession of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.
Dean was arrested July 3, 2018. He allegedly claimed to have marijuana in his pocket as deputies were patting him down during an interstate traffic stop. However, they reported finding clear glass pipe and a black plastic bag containing a clear crystal-like substance methamphetamine. The then-38-year-old remained in Hopkins County jail until July 10; his bond was set at $25,000, according to arrest reports.
The Marshall man was indicted on a controlled substance charge during the April grand jury session, according to court reports.
Dean hast he court appearance this week to plead guilt. He was reportedly sentenced to one year of deferred adjudication probation for the controlled substance charge, according to the DA’s office.