Wharton County

Court Actions

Plea bargain agreements

(Note: All cases below are felonies unless otherwise noted.)

Those pleading guilty and accepting punishment include:

• Angel Avila, 32, of 1806 Misty Lane in Bay City for theft with a previous conviction. Avila was sentenced to 315 days in state jail for the July 11, 2018 crime with credit for the full jail time already served.

• James Louis Bowsier Jr., 26, of 70919 Zieglers Grove in Richmond for possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to two years deferred probation for the April 1, 2018 crime. The judge also ordered Bowsier to perform 240 hours community service, pay a $1,000 fine and $180 restitution.

With deferred probation, the conviction won’t be held against Bowsier if he is able to complete all terms.

• Joveun Jaray Bullock, 18, of 1415 W. Norris in El Campo for theft of a firearm. He was placed on three years deferred probation for the Jan. 9 crime, fined $500, ordered to perform 120 hours community service and $245 restitution. The judge also ordered Bullock to write a letter of apology to his victim.

• James Martin Cerrillo, 26, of 420 Texas in Wharton for possession of a controlled substance. He was placed on three years deferred probation for the March 2 crime on the condition he serve 103 days in county jail. The judge also ordered Cerrillo to perform 120 hours community service, pay a $500 fine, $1,764 restitution to the city of El Campo and attend a drug offender education course.

Cerrillo received credit for the full jail time already served.

A misdemeanor criminal mischief case was set aside as part of the plea agreement.

• Chad Aaron Dunn, 40, of 808 Alyse in Deer Park for driving while intoxicated third or more offense. He was sentenced to eight years in prison for the Aug. 4, 2017 crime with credit for 445 days already served. A misdemeanor charge of driving while license invalid with a previous conviction was set aside as part of the plea.

• Devante Armond Durgan, 22, of 7602 Habermacher in Hungerford for possession of a dangerous drug, a Class A misdemeanor. He was placed on 18 months deferred probation on April 16, 2018, fined $750 and ordered to perform 72 hours community service.

• D’Korian Bernard Ford, 29, of 2816 JP Davis in Bay City for evading arrest with a vehicle. He was placed on eight years probation for the Aug. 30, 2018 crime. The judge also ordered Ford to write a letter of apology to a police officer, perform 100 hours community service and pay a $1,000 fine.

• Santiago Jesus Garza, 30, of 1121 Stonehenge, No. 61, in Alice for possession of marijuana. He was placed on five years probation for the June 21, 2018 crime on the grounds he serve five days in county jail, perform 150 hours community service, complete a drug offender education program and pay a $500 fine.

Garza received credit for the full jail time already served.

• Tyquan Ladoyle Harris-Austin, 21, of 2913 Ave. B in Bay City for attempted aggravated robbery. He was sentenced to four years in prison for the March 18, 2017 crime with credit for 112 days already served.

• Bradley Thomas Hilton, 48, of 601 Bell in Wharton for attempted forgery. He was sentenced to 156 days in county jail for the Dec. 31, 2018 offense with credit for the full jail time already served.

• Collins Dwayne Houston, 21, of 3714 Kuykendall in Beasley for obstruction or retaliation. He was placed on three years deferred probation for the Feb. 1 crime. The judge also ordered Houston to pay a $500 fine, do 150 hours community service, attend anger management counseling and write a letter of apology to a Wharton police officer.

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