8 Others Also Sentenced in District Court This Week
A 35-year-old Pickton man was sentenced on five indecency with a child cases during a hearing conducted in the 8th Judicial District Court. One man was sentenced on a fraud charge and another on a theft of firearm charge. Six others appeared in court for controlled substance offenses. Another man is scheduled for a future sentencing hearing on a theft charge.
Noe Negrete received 20 years on one count of indecency with a child cases and 10 years on the other four cases. The 20-year sentence is to be served consecutively with the 10-year sentences, which are to run concurrently. This essentially results in a sentence of 30 years, meaning that the defendant will become eligible for parole in 15 years, according to the District Attorney’s office.
Negrete also was fined $5,000 per case. As a result of the convictions, he will be required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life.
He was arrested Feb. 27, 2020 at his residence on one warrant for indecency with a child by sexual contact and released the next day on a $50,000 bond, according to arrest and jail reports.
Tyler Gerard Maloney appeared in court Feb. 24 on a theft of firearm charge. He made arrangements to plead guilty as part of an agreement, which the judge approved. Maloney was sentenced to 5 years of deferred adjudication, to pay $550 in restitution to the complainant in the case and assessed a 1,000 fine.
Sheriff’s officers received information pointing to Tyler Gerard Maloney as the suspect in a firearm theft from a residential property in that area,. Based on evidence gathered, investigators sought and obtained a warrant for Maloney’s arrest. Deputies contacted Maloney at his residence and took the 23-year-old into custody at 4 p.m. May 19 on a theft of firearm warrant, according to jail and arrest reports. The offense is alleged to have occurred on May 6, according to court records.
Brian Eugene Griffis plead guilty in the district court Feb. 24 to fraudulent use/possession ID info. He was sentenced to 18 months in a state jail.
The offenses is alleged to have occurred on Oct. 12, 2019. He has remained in Hopkins County jail since his arrest on Aug. 31, 2020, according to jail reports.
Joshua A. Case arranged to plead guilty before the court to an Oct. 9, 2019 prohibited substance or item in a correctional, civic or community facility and a June 3, 2019 abandoning or endangering of a child – criminal neglect. Case received a 5 year deferred sentence and a $1,000 fine on the prohibited substance case. While acknowledging the child endangerment-criminal neglect case, as part of a 12.45 agreement that charge was dismissed, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Case was arrested on May 9, 2019 by Cumby police for no driver’s license following a traffic stop. Upon arrival at the jail, a baggy containing a clear crystal-like substance officers believed to be 0.75 gram methamphetamine was reportedly found in the 19-year-old’s boot, resulting in the prohibited substance in a correctional facility charge, according to arrest reports. He was released from Hopkins County jail 9 days later on a $10,000 bond on the prohibited substance charge, according to jail reports.
The Cumby man was also arrested July 15, 2019 at his residence on a warrant for abandoning or endangering of a child-criminal negligence, according to arrest reports. He was released from the county jail the next day on a $10,000 bond, according to jail reports.
Billy Dale Elkins was scheduled Feb. 24 to appear in court to plead guilty to an Oct. 24, 2019 possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge and a Sept. 21, 2020 bail jumping/failure to appear charge. He was sentenced to 126 days in the county jail as part of a 12.44 agreement reducing the charge and a 12.45 agreement the failure to appear charge was dismissed. Elkins was given credit for time served.
Elkins was arrested by a sheriff’s deputy who reported finding 0.3 gram of a substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine in a cigarette wrapper in a cup holder in the van the then-37-year-old Fort Worth man was driving when stopped for speeding on Oct. 24, 2019. He remained in jail until Nov. 11, 2019 on the controlled substance charge, according to arrest reports.
Elkins was arrested on Nov. 10, 2020 on the bail jumping failure to appear warrant. He remained in Hopkins County jail until Feb. 24, 2021, according to jail reports.
Lacey Michelle Blevins plead guilty to a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge.
Deputies stopped Blevins on June 25, 2019 and took her into custody after allegedly finding narcotics and drug paraphernalia in a bag under her seat. She allegedly attempted to discard a syringe which she’d had on her upon arrival at the jail; the cap was found in the seat of the deputies patrol car. While being processed into jail, Blevins was also allegedly found to be in possession of a baggy with less than 1 gram of a substance that field-tested positive as cocaine inside of her walking cast. Hence the controlled substance charge.
Blevins was sentenced to 1 day in the county jail as part of a 12.44(b) agreement. She was given credit for time served on the charge, according to the DA’s office.
Casey Delayne Tucker appeared in district court as scheduled Feb. 24 on two manufacture or delivery of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance 1-4 grams PG1 charges. She plead guilty, as part of a 12.45 agreement, and received a 10 year deferred sentence as well as a $1,000 fine and will be required to participate in a drug rehab program as a condition of probation on one case.
She was arrested on a warrant for the alleged Sept. 10, 2019 offenses following a 2-month investigation by SUC officers in which undercover controlled substance buys were made, including purchase of 2.8 grams and 3.4 grams of methamphetamine, officers alleged in 2019 arrest reports.
Jason Anthony Alkire was accused of two counts of possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. As part of a 12.45 agreement Alkire received a 10 year deferred sentence, a $1,000 fine, and a drug rehab program as a condition of probation on one case.
The offenses occurred on March 25, 2019 and May 9, 2019. Alkire was taken into custody in March 2019 for trespassing at Walmart; a syringe loaded with a clear, liquid substance which later tested positive for methamphetamine was alleged found in the 35-year-old Sulphur Springs man’s clothing while he being booked into jail. In May 2019, Alkire was in a pickup stopped for not having a license plate; contraband was found at the rear of the truck and suspected methamphetamine was found on the ground, officers alleged in arrest reports.
Madeline Lee Walker plead guilty in district court Feb. 24 on a possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. She received a 7 year deferred sentence and a $1,000 fine. The offense reportedly occurred on Aug. 6, 2020, according to court records.
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