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Texas False Imprisonment Law
 

STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. JUBBARD PRICE

On May 3, 2013, Defendant was charged by grand jury indictment, in
Counts 1 through 5, with second degree kidnapping in violation of La. R.S.
14:44.1; and in Counts 6 through 8, with second degree murder in violation of La.
R.S. 14:30.1. Defendant was tried by a twelve-person jury on June 9 through 13,
2014, and found guilty of five counts of simple kidnapping; not guilty of n... More...
   $0 (02-22-2017 - TX)

Ruben David Ramirez, Jr. v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with retaliation, assault of a public servant, and felony driving while intoxicated. Pursuant to a negotiated plea agreement, the State abandoned the felony driving while intoxicated charge, and Appellant pleaded “guilty” to the remaining charges. Appellant further waived his right to appeal the findings of guilt. The trial court assessed Appellant’s punishme... More...   $0 (02-22-2017 - TX)

Elida Vega Terrazas v. The State of Texas

Appellant entered a guilty plea in February 2012 for the third-degree felony offense of retaliation.
The trial court deferred a finding of guilt and placed her on deferred adjudication community supervision for a term of six years. In January 2016, the State filed a motion to adjudicate guilt and revoke community supervision based upon a single allegation: that Appellant violated the terms a... More...
   $0 (02-21-2017 - TX)

Jorge Castillo Hernandez v. The State of Texas

Jorge Castillo Hernandez is attempting to appeal his conviction of indecency with a child
by sexual contact. Finding that Appellant did not timely file his notice of appeal, we dismiss the
appeal for lack of jurisdiction.
A timely notice of appeal is necessary to invoke this Court’s jurisdiction. Olivo v. State,
918 S.W.2d 519, 522 (Tex.Crim.App. 1996). In a criminal case, a... More...
   $0 (02-21-2017 - TX)

Enrique Davila v. The State of Texas

Appellant signed two judicial confessions stipulating that on June 16, 2015, he
intentionally and knowingly, “while in the course of committing theft of property and with intent
to obtain or maintain control of said property,” placed two individuals “in fear of imminent
bodily injury or death” and used and exhibited a firearm, a deadly weapon.
Appellant pleaded guilty to both... More...
   $0 (02-21-2017 - TX)

John David Garcia v. The State of Texas

John David Garcia was charged by indictment with two counts of aggravated assault with
a deadly weapon. In May 2012, the State agreed to proceed on only one count and to recommend
that adjudication be deferred in exchange for Garcia’s agreement to plead nolo contendere to one
count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Pursuant to the plea agreement, the trial court
def... More...
   $0 (02-20-2017 - TX)

Everton Roxroy Bailey, Jr. v. The State of Texas

Bailey was charged with aggravated assault involving family violence causing serious
bodily injury by use of a deadly weapon, to which he entered a plea of not guilty. See Tex. Penal
Code § 22.02(b)(1). At trial, the jury heard evidence that Bailey had intentionally poured boiling
water on Amanda Mitchell, his wife, causing life-threatening burns to her scalp, face, and upper
bod... More...
   $0 (02-20-2017 - TX)

Jamual Edward Parks v. The State of Texas

Parks entered open pleas of guilty on September 21, 2015, to the offenses
of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault of a public
servant. Later, on November 2, 2015, the trial court conducted a punishment
hearing.
Juan Angel testified at the punishment hearing that he met Parks, a mixed
martial artist, while filming a documentary on one of Parks’s t... More...
   $0 (02-19-2017 - TX)

Ricky Paul Jacquet v. The State of Texas

Antonio Briones was on his way to work on the morning of Saturday,
October 26, 2013, when he stopped at a nearby gas station to purchase coffee,
cigarettes, and fuel for his car. Because he had been paid the day before,
Briones was carrying approximately $500 cash in his wallet. As Briones was
pumping gasoline into his car, Jacquet approached him from behind and placed
a... More...
   $0 (02-19-2017 - TX)

Tuad Damonn Washington v. The State of Texas

A jury convicted appellant Tuad Damonn Washington as an habitual offender
of aggravated assault of a public servant with a deadly weapon, and the trial court
assessed punishment at life imprisonment. In eight appellate issues, Washington
challenges the sufficiency of the evidence that he intentionally or knowingly
threatened the victim, the sufficiency of the evidence supportin... More...
   $0 (02-15-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Kevin Kenard Howard

Dallas, TX - Dallas Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison after Pleading Guilty to Felony Offense Stemming from his Work with FAIM Economic Development Corporation

Kevin Kenard Howard of Dallas, Texas, was sentenced to serve 30 months in federal prison and pay $1,850,000 in restitution following his guilty plea in May 2016 to a felony offense stemming from his work with co-defendan... More...
   $0 (02-15-2017 - TX)

Dexter Keith Royston v. The State of Texas

After withdrawing his plea of not guilty, Appellant, Dexter Keith Royston,
pleaded guilty to the offense of Aggravated Assault-Habitual with a deadly
weapon,1 and true to the enhancement paragraphs that Appellant had been
convicted of burglary in 1989 and assault of a family member in 2013. While
having previously elected to be sentenced by a jury, Appellant asked the tria... More...
   $0 (02-14-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Joseph Edmond Cleveland

Corpus Christi, TX - Military Man Sent to Prison for Human Smuggling

An active duty Army soldier has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction for smuggling two illegal aliens through a U.S. Border Patrol (BP) checkpoint. Joseph Edmond Cleveland, 25, of El Paso, pleaded guilty Nov. 29, 2016.

Senior U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack sentenced Cleveland to a 15-mo... More...
   $0 (02-09-2017 - TX)

Samuel Adkins v. The State of Texas

The jury heard evidence tending to show that in the early morning hours of July 30,
2012, Adkins drove “Rachel Smith,” a woman with whom Adkins had spent time the previous 3
day and night, to an undeveloped and isolated area in Southwest Austin, along MoPac Boulevard
south of Slaughter Lane, and proceeded to physically and sexually assault her. Evidence considered
by the jury duri... More...
   $0 (02-07-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Lance Giovanni Fontenot

Beaumont, TX - Jefferson County Man Sentenced for Terroristic Threat in Beaumont

A 23-year-old Beaumont, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for making a terroristic threat.

Lance Giovanni Fontenot pleaded guilty on Sep. 15, 2016, to maliciously conveying false information about explosive material and was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison.

According to ... More...
   $0 (02-04-2017 - TX)

Pamela Gale Hawkins v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with theft of property valued at less than $1,500.001 and pleaded “guilty.” Following a sentencing hearing, the trial court found Appellant “guilty” as charged and sentenced her to confinement for twelve months. This appeal followed.

CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT

In her sole issue, Appellant argues that the twel... More...
   $0 (01-31-2017 - TX)

Lavonte Dewayne Williams v. The State of Texas

The State charged Appellant with injury to an elderly individual, enhanced by a prior felony conviction. Appellant pleaded “guilty” to the charged offense and pleaded “true” to the indictment’s enhancement allegation. After a hearing, the trial court sentenced Appellant to imprisonment for eighteen years.

ANALYSIS PURSUANT TO ANDERS V. CALIFORNIA Appellant’s counsel filed a brief i... More...
   $0 (01-31-2017 - TX)

Devaugndra Rashad Miller v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, burglary of a habitation, and injury to an elderly individual. He pleaded “not guilty,” and the matter proceeded to a jury trial. Ultimately, the jury found Appellant “guilty” as charged and assessed his punishment at imprisonment for fourteen years, fourteen years, ten years, and ten years, respectively. This a... More...   $0 (01-31-2017 - TX)

Coby Ray Hudgins v. The State of Texas

On the evening of October 5, 2013, Appellant had three guests in the home he shared with his fiancé, Kastina Anderson: Leea Anderson, Kastina’s sister; Kayla Williams, Leea’s best friend; and Gabriele Tucker, Appellant’s cousin. All were drinking alcohol, and at least two of the young women had smoked marijuana. According to the witnesses, the atmosphere was cordial and relaxed. Appellant said,... More...   $0 (01-31-2017 - TX)

Israel Saenz Vasquez v. The State of Texas

On June 4, 2012, the grand jury indicted Appellant for the felony offense of driving while intoxicated, subsequent offense. The State also alleged two enhancements for prior felony DWI offenses. The court set bond at $25,000, which Appellant posted. The trial court conducted a pretrial hearing and set the case for jury trial for the week of September 24, 2012. The trial did not take place in 2... More...   $0 (01-31-2017 - TX)

Philip Hamilton Mosley v. The State of Texas

In his first four issues, Mosley contends the trial court erred in making various
evidentiary rulings and those erroneous rulings were harmful.
We review a trial court's decision regarding the admissibility of evidence under
an abuse of discretion standard and uphold a trial court's admissibility decision when
that decision is within the zone of reasonable disagreement. Came... More...
   $0 (01-30-2017 - TX)

David Pilar Rodriguez v. The State of Texas

David Pilar Rodriguez attempts to appeal his conviction of indecency with a child,
enhanced by two prior felony convictions. Appellant waived his right to a jury and entered a
negotiated guilty plea. The trial court followed the plea bargain and assessed Appellant’s
punishment in accordance with the plea agreement at imprisonment for a term of forty years.
We dismiss the app... More...
   $0 (01-30-2017 - TX)

Brandon Lynn Pope v. The State of Texas

In the State’s motion to adjudicate the guilt of Brandon Lynn Pope for aggravated sexual
assault of a child,1 it was alleged, among other things, that Pope left the county without his
community supervision officer’s approval and failed to report to that officer from June 2012 until
March 2016. After Pope pled true to these specific allegations, the trial court adjudicated Pope’s More...
   $0 (01-29-2017 - TX)

Demitres Coleman v. The State of Texas

At Demitres Coleman’s trial on one count of indecency with a child, Beth Green,1 by sexual
contact and two counts of aggravated sexual assault of Green, the jury heard evidence from two
other alleged victims of extraneous sexual offenses that had never been prosecuted. Both of
Coleman’s points of error on appeal of his convictions and sentences2 involve those extraneous
offens... More...
   $0 (01-29-2017 - TX)

Louanne Larson v. The State of Texas

Louanne Larson was convicted by a jury of capital murder and was sentenced October 8,
1993, to life imprisonment. Larson’s conviction was affirmed on direct appeal. Larson v. State,
890 S.W.2d 200 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 1994, pet. ref’d). Thereafter, in 2002, Larson filed a
post-conviction motion for forensic deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) testing under Article 64.03 of
the Texas... More...
   $0 (01-29-2017 - TX)

William Wayne Strawser v. The State of Texas

Pursuant to a plea agreement, William Wayne Strawser pled guilty to possession of the
chemical precursor, pseudoephedrine, with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was
placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for a period of five years. After Strawser
pled true to the State’s motion to adjudicate guilt, which alleged he had tested positive for
methamphet... More...
   $0 (01-29-2017 - TX)

Dara Marie Llorens v. The State of Texas

Dara Marie Llorens was charged with kidnapping and with interference with child
custody. See Tex. Penal Code §§ 20.03(a) (setting out elements of offense of kidnapping), 25.03(a)
(b) (governing offense of interference with child custody). Llorens entered an open plea of guilty
to both charges and requested that the district court assess her punishment for both charges. As part
o... More...
   $0 (01-29-2017 - TX)

Denitra Sherrelle Green

Appellant, Denitra Sherrelle Green, pleaded guilty to the felony offense of
aggravated robbery without an agreed recommendation from the State regarding
punishment. See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 29.03 (West 2011). The trial court found
appellant guilty and assessed punishment at 8 years’ imprisonment. Appellant timely
filed a notice of appeal.
Appellant’s appointed counsel on... More...
   $0 (01-28-2017 - TX)

Javier Abad Ramirez v. The State of Texas

A jury found appellant, Javier Abad Ramirez, guilty of the offense of murder
in the first degree.1 The trial court assessed his punishment at fifty-five years’
imprisonment. This sentence is within the applicable range. See TEX. PENAL
CODE ANN. § 12.32(a) (West 2011). The trial court further found that appellant
used a deadly weapon, namely, a firearm, in the commission of ... More...
   $0 (01-28-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Antonieta De Law Cruz and Anaiza Morales

Laredo, TX - Former Bank Employees Ordered To Prison

Two former employees of IBC Bank in Laredo have been ordered to federal prison for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and ordered to pay more than $200,000 in restitution. Antonieta De La Cruz, 36, and Anaiza Morales, 38, both of Laredo, pleaded guilty to the charges in December 2015 and February 2016, respectfully.

U.S. District ... More...
   $0 (01-27-2017 - TX)

Fredy Henriquez v. The State of Texas

The record reflects Stafford Police Officer Ann Carrizales was patrolling at night on October 26, 2013, when she conducted a traffic stop. Appellant was driving the vehicle. When Carrizales approached the vehicle and asked appellant for identification she was shot twice by a passenger in the vehicle. Appellant sped away. As Carrizales followed appellant’s car, five more shots were fired at her. Ap... More...   $0 (01-24-2017 - TX)

Lawrence Anthony Koss v. The State of Texas

Appellant pled guilty to injury to a child with a deadly weapon, and elected to have the
court assess punishment.2 The trial court ordered a pre-sentence report, which included the
CATS report at issue.
The evidence showed that RK, appellant’s seven-week-old child, was living with
appellant and her mother when RK was injured. RK’s mother had left her with appellant for
... More...
   $0 (01-24-2017 - TX)

Victor N. Rojas v. The State of Texas

Appellant was arrested for possession of a controlled substance—methamphetamine—in
an amount of 400 grams or more on August 31, 2005. See TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN.
§ 481.112(f) (West 2010). In January 2006, appellant was indicted for the offense. The
indictment was filed with the district clerk on March 9, 2006 and a warrant issued for appellant’s
–2–
arrest on th... More...
   $0 (01-24-2017 - TX)

Reginald Donell Rice v. The State of Texas

On December 9, 2014, Rice knocked on the door to Room 332 at the Orange Extended
Stay Hotel. When McCoy, also known as Dee or Dee-Skeet, answered the door, Rice pulled out
a handgun. McCoy tried to shut the door and then turned to run toward the window. Because he
was in fear for his life, McCoy jumped from the third-story window. He suffered cuts from the
broken glass, bro... More...
   $0 (01-23-2017 - TX)

Dara Marie Llorens v. The State of Texas

Dara Marie Llorens was charged with kidnapping and with interference with child
custody. See Tex. Penal Code §§ 20.03(a) (setting out elements of offense of kidnapping), 25.03(a)
(b) (governing offense of interference with child custody). Llorens entered an open plea of guilty
to both charges and requested that the district court assess her punishment for both charges. As part
o... More...
   $0 (01-23-2017 - 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 by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone... More...
   $0 (01-22-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Melvin Ray Layman

Plano, TX - Dallas County Man Sentenced in Bank Fraud Conspiracy

A 64-year-old Grand Prairie, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to commit bank fraud and perjury.

Melvin Ray Layman pleaded guilty on July 20, 2016, to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and conspiracy t commit perjury and was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison on Jan. 11,... More...
   $0 (01-22-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. George Mariadas Kurusu

Pecos, TX - Fort Stockton Teacher Pleads Guilty to Fraud Scheme

George Mariadas Kurusu, a 58-year-old Indian national and a Fort Stockton Independent School District (FSISD) teacher, pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with a wire fraud scheme involving the hiring of Indian nationals to teach in the United States.

Appearing before United States Magistrate Judge David ... More...
   $0 (01-22-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Manuel Rodrigues Reyes and Maximilliano Gonzales

Courtroom in the J. Marin Jones Courthouse

Amarillo, TX - DTO Members Who Trafficked Multiple Thousands of Kilograms of Marijuana from El Paso to Dumas, Texas, and Elsewhere are Sentenced

Two men from Moore County, Texas, who pleaded guilty last year to federal offenses stemming from their respective roles in a marijuana trafficking organization.

Manuel Rodrigues Reyes, 48, and Maximilliano Gonzales, 50, both of Cactus, T... More...
   $0 (01-22-2017 - TX)

Lon Radcliff v. The State of Texas

Sharon Vanderpool testified that on September 24, 2015, she saw two men
walking near Alameda and Atlantic Street in Corpus Christi and that one of them was
pulling along a recycling dumpster. She thought it looked suspicious so she called the
police. Officer Jesse Menchaca testified that he was dispatched to respond to the
suspicious person report. When he arrived, he testif... More...
   $0 (01-19-2017 - TX)

 
 
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