Wharton County

Court Actions

Plea bargain agreements

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

Those pleading guilty and accepting punishment include:

• Lashelle Edwards, 28, of 2235 Valley in Eagle Lake for two counts of injury to a child, elderly or disabled person. She was placed on six years probation for the June 28, 2017 crime. The judge also ordered Edwards to pay a $2,000 fine, perform 450 hours community service, take parenting and awareness classes and comply with CPS recommendations.

• Jaime Garcia, 48, address unavailable, for driving while intoxicated third or more offense. He was sentenced to eight years in prison for the March 15, 2016 crime with credit for 189 days already served.

The plea notes that the sentence runs concurrently with two Comal County convictions.

• Brittany Marie Lavan, 27, of 2500 Junior College Blvd., No. 1002, in Wharton for terroristic threat. She was placed on four years deferred probation for the Oct. 6, 2019 crime.

The judge also ordered Lavan to take an anger management class, undergo a mental health evaluation and take counseling. Lavan must also write a letter of apology to Sonic employees and avoid the business.

If she is able to complete all terms, deferred probation means the conviction won’t be held against Lavan.

• Tameka L. McCullough, 33, of 614 S. East in Wharton for injury to a child, elderly or disabled person – criminal negligence. She was placed on two years deferred probation for the Aug. 10, 2019 crime.

The judge also ordered McCullough to perform 100 hours community service, take anger management and parenting classes as well as abide by CPS recommendations.

• Noe Maldonado Jr., 48, of 206 Tegner in El Campo for driving while intoxicated third or more offense. He was placed on 10 years probation for the July 13 crime.

The judge also ordered an interlock be placed on his vehicle requiring an alcohol breath test for it to start and for Maldonado to attend AA meetings and take treatment as determined by a court officer.

Maldonado must also perform 200 hours community service and pay a $2,000 fine.

• Alannah Lynae Mason, 21, of 810 McGrew in El Campo for robbery and possession of a controlled substance. She was placed on six years deferred probation for the June 19 and May 26 crimes on the grounds she serve 86 days in county jail.

The judge ordered Mason to pay a $2,000 fine, perform 500 hours community service and avoid contact with her co-defendants. Mason must also take counseling, attend anger management classes.

Mason received credit for the full jail time already served.

• Tobias Lee Mathews, 19, of 509 Hwy. 60 in Hungerford for burglary of a habitation and theft of a firearm. He was placed on five years deferred probation for the April 24, 2019 crime.

The judge also ordered Mathews to perform 200 hours community service, pay a $450 fine and $300 restitution as well as write a letter of apology to his victim.

• Mikell Ray Robert Moore, 26, of 406 Mayfield in El Campo for deadly conduct, a Class A misdemeanor. He was placed on one year probation for the July 2, 2018 crime.

The judge also ordered Moore to perform 80 hours community service and pay a $500 fine.

• Alvin Donnel Sanders, 63, of 3217 Blackshear in Wharton for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon – family violence. He was placed on five years deferred probation for the April 9 crime on the grounds he serve 158 days in county jail.

The judge also ordered Sanders to perform 40 hours community service and successfully complete a batterer’s intervention and prevention program.

Sanders received credit for the full jail time already served.

• James Michael Taylor, 26, of 545 Forrest Lawn in Wharton for burglary of a habitation. He was placed on five years deferred probation for the Dec. 27, 2017 crime on the grounds he serve 30 days in county jail starting Sept. 21.

The judge also ordered Taylor to perform 50 hours community service, to pay an $800 fine and $3,400 restitution. Taylor must also take an anti-theft class.

Revocation

Chad Alan Watson, 48, of 803 Depot in El Campo for two counts of theft with two or more previous convictions. His probation for the Oct. 2 and Jan. 29, 2018 crimes was revoked and he was sentenced to two years in prison.

Watson was given credit for 220 days already served.

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