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Texas False Imprisonment Law
 

The State of Texas v. Zachary Jess Dintelman

The State secured an indictment alleging that Dintelman committed the offense of
driving while intoxicated on or about August 8, 2014 in Nueces County. See id.
§ 49.04(a). The indictment further alleged that Dintelman had been twice convicted of an
offense related to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in Missouri, elevating the
charged offense to a third-degree felon... More...
   $0 (01-15-2017 - TX)

Desiree Chumbley v. The State of Texas

The State charged Appellant with burglary of a habitation, enhanced by a prior felony conviction. Appellant pleaded “not guilty” to the charged offense and pleaded “true” to the indictment’s enhancement paragraph. The jury found Appellant guilty and assessed a punishment of imprisonment for sixty years.

ANALYSIS PURSUANT TO ANDERS V. CALIFORNIA Appellant’s counsel filed a brief in com... More...
   $0 (01-15-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Francisco Javier Pulido

El Paso, TX - Sinaloa Cartel Member Sentenced to Federal Prison for Conspiracy to Kill in a Foreign Country

In El Paso, 34-year-old Francisco Javier Pulido was sentenced to 24 years in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine for the death of a Horizon City, TX, resident in September 2009 announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbi... More...
   $0 (01-15-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Gerard Dengle and Suzanne Dengler

Tyler, TX - Smith County Husband and Wife Guilty in Health Care Fraud Conspiracy

A Smith County couple pleaded guilty to charges of health care fraud.

Gerard Dengler, 61, and Suzanne Dengler, 52, of Tyler, Texas, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit health care fraud.

According to information presented in Court, the Denglers owned and operated Elite Lab Services, a cl... More...
   $0 (01-15-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Sandra Ayanna Morgan

Sherman, TX - Collin County Woman Sentenced for Federal Income Tax Violations

A 44-year-old McKinney, Texas woman was sentenced to federal prison for income tax violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

Sandra Ayanna Morgan pleaded guilty on July 11, 2016 to filing a false income tax return and was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Marcia A.... More...
   $152471 (01-15-2017 - TX)

Domonique Laray Pickens v. The State of Texas

On February 7, 2015, Pickens was arrested for manslaughter. While on bond on the
manslaughter charge, Pickens was arrested for UCW on June 15, 2015. Pickens entered open
–2–
pleas of guilty to both charges on December 21, 2015. In each plea agreement, a box is checked
beside the statement:
I understand that I do not have a right to appeal to the Court of Appeals if the... More...
   $0 (01-14-2017 - TX)

Malik Jahunn Craver v. The State of Texas

A jury convicted Malik Jahunn Craver of robbery, and the trial court assessed punishment
at twenty years’ imprisonment. In two issues, appellant contends the trial court’s judgment
should be modified to show there was no plea bargain agreement and that the trial court assessed
the punishment. The State responds the issues are moot because the clerk supplemented the
record wit... More...
   $0 (01-14-2017 - TX)

Arthur Vasquez v. The State of Texas

Appellant contends the trial court abused its discretion in sentencing him to imprisonment
because that punishment violates the objectives of the penal code. Appellant asserts the four
year sentences are merely punitive and do not meet the objectives of rehabilitation and ignore his
request for probation. The State responds that appellant failed to preserve the issue for appellate ... More...
   $0 (01-14-2017 - TX)

Luis Rocha v. The State of Texas

A jury convicted appellant Luis Rocha of assault of a family or household member, and
the trial court assessed punishment at forty years’ imprisonment.1 In a single issue, Rocha argues
the trial court abused its discretion by allowing in evidence of three extraneous bad acts, and the
admission of such evidence resulted in harm. We affirm the trial court’s judgment.
Rocha and... More...
   $0 (01-14-2017 - TX)

Wayne Lee Horton v. The State of Texas

Horton was charged with assault against his wife, a member of his family as designated by
Family Code section 71.003. See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 22.01(a), (b)(2)(A) (West Supp. 2016);
see also TEX. FAM. CODE ANN. § 71.003 (West 2014). The indictment alleged that, on or about
November 11, 2014, Horton “did . . . intentionally and knowingly cause bodily injury to Stephanie
Anne... More...
   $0 (01-14-2017 - TX)

Joseph Weber v. The State of Texas

After dating Susan Smith for several months, Weber moved in with Smith and her 3
infant son N.M. Approximately one year later, Smith gave birth to her and Weber’s son E.W. When
N.M. was approximately four years old, N.M. told Smith that Weber had touched himself in front
of N.M. and “had played games with [N.M.] and” E.W., and Smith also noticed N.M. “behaving in
an abnormal way,... More...
   $0 (01-14-2017 - TX)

Michael Ray Senn v. The State of Texas

In his first issue, Senn argues that the evidence is insufficient to trigger the
statutory enhancement under section 22.011(f). Specifically, Senn argues that
there is no evidence that he was engaged in a bigamous relationship with
Brenda.
A. Standard of Review
In our due-process review of the sufficiency of the evidence, we view all of
the evidence in the light mo... More...
   $0 (01-13-2017 - TX)

Latrail O. Payne v. The State of Texas

A jury found appellant, Latrail O. Payne, guilty of the offense of aggravated
robbery. See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 29.03 (West 2011). The jury sentenced
appellant to twelve years’ imprisonment. Appellant timely filed a notice of appeal.
Appellant’s appointed counsel on appeal has filed a motion to withdraw, along
with a brief stating that the record presents no reversible error ... More...
   $0 (01-13-2017 - TX)

Joseph Duran v. The State of Texas

Appellant, Joseph Duran, pleaded guilty to the offense of murder without an
agreed recommendation from the State regarding punishment. See TEX. PENAL CODE
ANN. § 19.02(b) (West 2011). The trial court found appellant guilty and assessed
punishment at 60 years’ imprisonment. Appellant timely filed a notice of appeal.


2
Appellant’s appointed counsel on appeal has ... More...
   $0 (01-13-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Juan Jose Hernandez-Comerma and Charles Quintard Beech III

Houston, TX - Two Businessmen Plead Guilty to Foreign Bribery Charges in Connection with Venezuela Bribery Schemes

A former general manager and partial owner of a Florida-based energy company and an owner of multiple Texas-based energy companies each pleaded guilty today to foreign bribery charges for their role in a scheme to corruptly secure contract from Venezuela’s state-owned and sta... More...
   $0 (01-10-2017 - TX)

Nickolas Ramon Brooks v. The State of Texas

The State’s December 14, 2015 amended motion to adjudicate alleged appellant violated
nine conditions of community supervision, including condition (D) failing to report, condition (O)
failing to participate in BIPP as directed, and condition (U) failing to participate in the Felony
Domestic Violence Court program as directed. At a hearing on the motion, the State abandoned the ... More...
   $0 (01-07-2017 - TX)

Harvey Cathcart IV v. The State of Texas

Sex Offender

Appellant was indicted for continuous sexual abuse of a young child. Complainant,
appellant’s biological daughter, was born in 1999 to appellant and her mother, YT. YT had a
second daughter, TT, in 2001 with a different father. Appellant left in 2002 and returned in 2010
and began to live with YT and the two girls.
At trial, complainant testified that appellant began to sexu... More...
   $0 (01-07-2017 - TX)

L.D. Miller v. The State of Texas

Appellant’s daughter, T.M., testified that appellant sexually assaulted her when she was
twelve years old and assaulted her numerous times thereafter until she was fifteen years old.
T.M. testified that, when T.M. became an adult, she informed her mother Evelyn that her father
had sexually assaulted her and T.M. and Evelyn confronted appellant. Subsequently, appellant
was ind... More...
   $0 (01-06-2017 - TX)

George Munoz Jr. v. The State of Texas

On the afternoon of June 16, 2013, at approximately 5:00 p.m., George Munoz was driving
a silver Toyota Corolla in the right-hand lane of westbound Culebra Road in San Antonio. Munoz
waved down Steven Vargas, the driver of a silver Dodge Charger in the left-hand lane traveling
the same direction as Munoz, and the two men began to argue through the windows of their
vehicles. B... More...
   $0 (01-06-2017 - TX)

Adam Guerrero Perez v. The State of Texas

Appellant Adam Guerrero Perez was charged with driving while intoxicated, third
offense or more. See Tex. Penal Code § 49.09(b) A jury found Perez guilty, and the court found an
enhancement paragraph true. The court assessed Perez’s punishment at 20 years’ imprisonment in
the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Appellant’s court-appointed attorney... More...
   $0 (01-06-2017 - TX)

George Munoz Jr. v. The State of Texas

On the afternoon of June 16, 2013, at approximately 5:00 p.m., George Munoz was driving
a silver Toyota Corolla in the right-hand lane of westbound Culebra Road in San Antonio. Munoz
waved down Steven Vargas, the driver of a silver Dodge Charger in the left-hand lane traveling
the same direction as Munoz, and the two men began to argue through the windows of their
vehicles. B... More...
   $0 (01-04-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Hector Mendez

McAllen, TX - Former Law Enforcement Official Sentenced to 25 years for Drug Trafficking

A former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task force officer/Mission Police Department investigator has been sentenced for his convictions of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. A federal jury ... More...
   $0 (01-02-2017 - TX)

Charles Ray Penigar v. The State of Texas

Sex Offender

In 1988, Penigar was convicted of sexual assault of a child and was placed
on probation for six years. Two years later, Penigar’s probation was revoked for
failing to report to his probation officer, and he was sentenced to six years’
imprisonment.
Due to his conviction for sexual assault of a child, Penigar was required to
register as a sex offender for life and to ann... More...
   $0 (12-31-2016 - TX)

Tyson James Nolen v. The State of Texas

Sex Offender

Appellant was a teacher whom the State alleged had committed the
offense of continuous sexual abuse of a child from about November 1, 2012,
through March 15, 2013; the complainant was one of Appellant’s students, a
thirteen-year-old girl at the time of the alleged offense. Pursuant to article 38.37
of the code of criminal procedure, in addition to evidence pertinent to the More...
   $0 (12-30-2016 - TX)

Jamie Marcus Pinson a.k.a. Janey Marcus Pinson v. The State of Texas

Appellant Jamie Marcus Pinson a.k.a. Janey Marcus Pinson appeals his
conviction for possession of a controlled substance of four grams or more, but
less than 200 grams, namely: methamphetamine. In his sole issue, Pinson
argues that the trial court reversibly erred in determining his sentence by relying
on an incomplete presentence investigation (PSI) report, which lacked
... More...
   $0 (12-30-2016 - TX)

Douglas Paul Carter v. The State of Texas

Officer Tyler Rawdon and Corporal White were together in a marked police
unit2 when they located a white sedan that an undercover officer in an unmarked
police car had radioed about. The undercover officer communicated that he had
seen the driver of the white sedan commit two traffic violations before the white
sedan pulled into the parking lot of a vacant business. Officer R... More...
   $0 (12-30-2016 - TX)

Kyle Lindsey Smith v. The State of Texas

A Galveston County Grand Jury issued a true bill of indictment, alleging that
appellant, on or about April 29, 2014, “did then and there operate a motor vehicle in
a public place while [he] was intoxicated by reason of the introduction of alcohol or
a controlled substance or a drug or a dangerous drug or a combination thereof into
the body.” Further, it alleged that prior to t... More...
   $0 (12-29-2016 - TX)

United States of America v. Dennis Barson, Jr. and Dario Juarez

Defendants appeal their convictions for conspiracy to commit health care fraud and several substantive counts of health care fraud. Defendants primarily challenge the sufficiency of the evidence, the court’s deliberate ignorance jury instruction , a number of evidentiary rulings, and the enhancements applied to their sentences. We AFFIRM. I. Defendants Dennis Barson, Jr. and Dario Juarez were ... More...   $0 (12-29-2016 - TX)

United States ex rel. Malcolm v. Elite Lab Services, LLC, et al.

Tyler, TX - East Texas Laboratory Company and Owners Agree to $3.75 Million Payment for False Medicare Claims

Elite Lab Services, LLC, along with its husband-and-wife owners Gerard and Suzanne Dengler, will pay the United States $3.75 million after billing Medicare for tens of thousands of miles that were never driven by Elite Lab’s personnel.

“The United States Attorney’s Office... More...
   $3750000 (12-25-2016 - TX)

United States of America v. Hector "Jojo" Mendez

McAllen, TX - Former Law Enforcement Official Sentenced to 25 years for Drug Trafficking

A former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task force officer/Mission Police Department investigator was sentenced for his convictions of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. A federal jury sitting in McAllen convicted Hector Mendez, 46,... More...
   $0 (12-24-2016 - TX)

Kendall Bell v. The State of Texas

When Kendall Bell was 16, the State filed a petition in a Harris County
juvenile court alleging that he had engaged in delinquent conduct by committing
aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. On the State’s motion, the juvenile court
concluded that because of the seriousness of Bell’s offense, the welfare of the
community required criminal proceedings. It therefore waived it... More...
   $0 (12-20-2016 - TX)

United States of America v. Kunle Mutiu Amoo and Lanre Sunday Adeoba

Houston, TX - Two Ordered to Federal Prison for Involvement in Romance Scam Conspiracy

Two Nigerian citizens have been ordered to prison for their role in a $2 million romance scam conspiracy. Kunle Mutiu Amoo, 49, and Lanre Sunday Adeoba, 62, both citizens of Nigeria, each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit wire fraud on July 15, 2016.

U.S. District Judge Alfred... More...
   $0 (12-17-2016 - TX)

United States of America v. Daniel Edward Shrout

Dallas, TX - Former Employee at a National Medical Supply/Equipment Wholesaler Faces up to Three Years in Federal Prison for Scheme to Steal Medical Products and Sell Them to Internet

A former Carrollton, Texas, resident who worked as a sales agent for a national medical supply/equipment wholesaler, appeared in federal court and pleaded guilty to his role in a scheme to steal and resell p... More...
   $0 (12-16-2016 - TX)

State of Texas v. Fred Couch

Fort Worth, TX - Father of Affluenza Teenager Convicted of False Identification As A Police Officer

The State of Texas charged Fred Couch with falsely claiming to be a peace officer in violation of Texas Penal Code Section 37.12 which provides:

(a) A person commits an offense if:

(1) the person makes, provides to another person, or possesses a card, document,... More...
   $0 (12-15-2016 - TX)

Dondre Johnson v. The State of Texas

Appellant was married to Rachel Hardy, who owned and operated Johnson
Family Mortuary (Rachel Johnson d/b/a Johnson Family Mortuary) (“the funeral
home” or “the mortuary”). Appellant worked for Hardy at the funeral home. The
business practices were abominable. Hardy also ran a tax business, Rachel J.
Hardy d/b/a Mighty Dollar Tax Refund Service. She freely comingled persona... More...
   $0 (12-10-2016 - TX)

John Cruz Buentello v. The State of Texas

Buentello lived out-of-state but would visit his son and his son’s family in
the Houston area occasionally. The son had a blended family with five children,
including Amy,2 who was Buentello’s son’s step-daughter.
According to Amy’s mother, Buentello visited only occasionally in the
beginning and would spend equal time with all the children. Over time, though, his
visits ... More...
   $0 (12-09-2016 - TX)

Success Irhirhi v. The State of Texas

On July 5, 2013, Irhirhi got into an argument with his girlfriend, Fatmata
Sensie, at her home. The argument became physical, and Irhirhi punched Sensie in
her face with a closed fist, causing her lip to bleed and causing pain. Sensie
threatened to call the police, and Irhirhi left. Sensie called 911, asking for police to
be dispatched to her home, and explained that her boy... More...
   $0 (12-09-2016 - TX)

United States of America v. Tom Emasealu and Krystal Prophet

Houston, TX - Houston Couple Pleads Guilty in the Midst of Stolen Identity Tax Fraud Trial

A 31-year-old legal permanent resident from Nigeria and his 30-year-old Houston girlfriend entered guilty pleas in a stolen identity tax fraud scheme after four days of trial and hearing the testimony of 21 witnesses.

Tom Emasealu pleaded guilty to all charges contained in the indictment - ... More...
   $0 (12-04-2016 - TX)

Larry Louis Brim v. The State of Texas

In July 2014, K.K. (Kelly),2 the seventeen-year-old victim, made an outcry
that her stepfather, Brim, had sexually assaulted her over the course of many
years. During the investigation of the offense, Kelly stated that Brim had
penetrated her sexual organ with his fingers when she was eight years old. Kelly
said that as she got older and had boyfriends, Brim touched her vagin... More...
   $0 (11-29-2016 - TX)

Hassan Abdul Worthy v. The State of Texas

Hassan Abdul Worthy pleaded guilty to the first-degree felony offense of murder. See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 19.02(b) (West 2011). The plea was without an agreed recommendation by the State on sentencing. The trial court sentenced
Worthy to 45 years’ imprisonment. The trial court certification of defendant’s right
of appeal indicates this was not a plea-bargain case and Worthy had the... More...
   $0 (11-28-2016 - TX)

 
 
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