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Texas False Imprisonment Law
Brittney Stiles v. The State of Texas

Appellant entered into an agreement with the State in which she pleaded guilty to the third degree felony offense of assault on a public servant in exchange for a recommendation that she be placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for two years. The trial court signed a deferred adjudication order in accordance with her plea agreement.
The State first moved to adjudicate appel... More...
   $0 (06-28-2016 - TX)

Isaiah Rideaux v. The State of Texas

In his first issue, appellant contends the trial judge was disqualified because he had been the acting criminal district attorney and therefore was “counsel for the State” during the pendency of the indictment. See Tex. Const. art. V, § 11 (“No judge shall sit in any case . . . when the judge shall have been counsel in the case.”); Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. art. 30.01 (“No judge . . . shall sit ... More...   $0 (06-28-2016 - TX)

Michael Lee Grimm v. The State of Texas

Police received a report of suspicious activity at a hotel. When they arrived at the hotel, police were taken to a room, where they found torn pieces of paper, including stationary that contained a date of birth, a social security number, and an address. The room was registered to a woman named Jennifer, but payment had been arranged by appellant. Neither Jennifer nor appellant was present when po... More...   $0 (06-27-2016 - TX)

Ashley Rodriguez v. The State of Texas

The record at trial revealed the following: on August 23, 2014, Rodriguez and her
husband Rosendo Torres prepared to move out of their apartment located on Reid Street
in Corpus Christi. Assisting in the move, among others, was neighbor Christine Rohm.
During the course of packing up boxes and moving, Rodriguez accused Rohm of
attempting to steal two bottles of nasal spray ... More...
   $0 (06-27-2016 - TX)

Mark Edward Bolles v. The State of Texas

On February 14, 2014, appellant entered the Corpus Christi Library and used one
of the computers available to library patrons to browse the internet. Alex Hatley, the
library’s technology manager, noticed appellant viewing images of “what looked like
partially clothed individuals.” Hatley testified that he told a secretary to contact law
enforcement because the images appeare... More...
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Carl Long v. The State of Texas

Long filed two motions to suppress. At an evidentiary hearing on the motions, the
Navarro County Sheriff’s Department custodian of records testified that he had brought
a CD of the 911 calls from November 14, 2013. The CD was admitted into evidence. One
of the 911 calls was from a man who identified himself and his address and reported a
suspicious vehicle driving near his h... More...
   $0 (06-27-2016 - TX)

Jeffrey Lawrence MacDonald v. The State of Texas

In a single trial court case, Jeffrey Lawrence MacDonald, pled guilty in open pleas to two
counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child,1 one count of sexual assault of a child,2 and one
count of indecency with a child by sexual contact.3 MacDonald was found guilty and, after a
nonjury punishment trial, was sentenced to life imprisonment on each of the first two counts and
t... More...
   $0 (06-27-2016 - TX)

Odis Clint Farrar v. The State of Texas

Farrar argues that the trial court erred in failing to admonish him as to the range of
punishment he would face if he pled true to the State’s allegations. Yet, the record contains written
plea admonishments on the State’s revocation motion, which warned Farrar that he would face a
maximum punishment of five years’ imprisonment and imposition of a fine of up to $10,000.00 if
h... More...
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John Turner Gray v. The State of Texas

A jury convicted John Turner Gray of continuous violence against the family. See TEX.
PENAL CODE ANN. § 25.11 (West 2011). Gray was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment and
was ordered to pay a $5,000.00 fine. On appeal,1 Gray argues that the trial court erred in admitting
into evidence the 9-1-1 call made by the victim’s father, Lawrence Erck, because it contained
hearsay... More...
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Charles Dewayne Hooks v. The State of Texas

Charles Dewayne Hooks appeals his murder conviction.1 Appellant entered a guilty plea
but elected that a jury assess his punishment. A jury sentenced appellant to confinement for life
and a $10,000 fine. In two points of error, appellant argues the trial court abused its discretion in
admitting into evidence photographs of his tattoos and the judgment should be modified to
r... More...
   $0 (06-26-2016 - TX)

Michael Torrell Tillman v. The State of Texas

Because Tillman has not asserted the evidence is insufficient to support his conviction,
we will recount the evidence and trial proceedings only where necessary to address his issues
and to provide background for this appeal.
The complainant, B.C., testified that Tillman, who was in a romantic relationship with
B.C.’s mother, began sexually abusing her when she was twelve years... More...
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Dionesio Cezario Escobar v. The State of Texas

The complaining witness L.A. was nine years old at the time of trial. She testified that
appellant, her stepfather, began sexually abusing her when she was about six and a half years old
and the abuse continued until shortly before her ninth birthday. L.A. described several instances
of abuse during that time. Specifically, she detailed four acts of sexual abuse, including oral a... More...
   $0 (06-26-2016 - TX)

Stewart Lindsay Sherrod v. The State of Texas

The record shows that appellant was initially arrested for forgery and was released
from custody on a personal-recognizance bond. Approximately two months later, the State indicted
him for four counts of forgery and one count of engaging in organized criminal activity. The district
court set a pre-trial hearing in the case for April 1, 2010, and sent notice of the hearing to appellan... More...
   $0 (06-24-2016 - TX)

Tracy Larance Gordon v. The State of Texas

Tracy Larance Gordon was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled
substance. See Tex. Health & Safety Code § 481.115. Under the terms of a plea-bargain agreement,
the State agreed to recommend that his punishment in the case run concurrently with the punishment
that was assessed in two companion cases in exchange for Gordon entering a plea of guilty to the
charged off... More...
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Ulysse Majoro v. The State of Texas

At approximately 3:00 a.m. on Monday, August 18, 2014, City of Euless
Police Officer Catherine Meador, responding to a report of a noise disturbance,
found a Jeep parked in a residential driveway emitting loud music.2 Because
heavy tinting prevented Officer Meador from seeing through the vehicle window,
Officer Meador knocked on the back window after she approached the Jeep. ... More...
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Dedrian Lemour Freeman v. The State of Texas

M.B., Appellant’s former girlfriend, was the complainant in the burglary and
felony assault of a family member charged in the same indictment. She testified
that she and Appellant had remained friends after breaking up. On October 13,
2013, shortly after they broke up, they went out on a date and ended up at a
club. M.B. wanted to leave and got a ride home with another man b... More...
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Niare Quenette Lyte v. The State of Texas

The complainant, Jasmine Miller, was a friend of a sister of appellant Niare
Quenette Lyte. Once when her apartment lost electricity, Miller briefly stayed at
Lyte’s family’s apartment. After a dispute arose, Lyte told Miller to leave the
apartment. Miller then called the police and reported that Lyte had threatened to
kill her. Lyte was arrested and held in jail overnight, tho... More...
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Victor Antonio Sanchez v. The State of Texas

Victor Antonio Sanchez pleaded guilty to the offense of first degree felony
murder in return for the State’s agreement to recommend a cap on punishment of 40
years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division. The trial
court sentenced Sanchez to 28 years imprisonment. The trial court certification of
defendant’s right of appeal indicates the trial cour... More...
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Samuel Quintanilla v. The State of Texas

Iesha Tanner was at home with her three-year-old twin boys when she heard
a tapping sound from the boys’ bedroom. When she investigated, she discovered a
man attempting to pry open the window. Tanner confronted the man and called
9-1-1. Based on the description Tanner gave, the police apprehended Quintanilla,
who was later identified by Tanner in a photo lineup. Quintanilla... More...
   $0 (06-23-2016 - TX)

Joshua Jacob Patterson v. The State of Texas

A grand jury indicted Patterson for the murder of Kristian Sullivan, who died
of multiple gunshot wounds in the front yard of his grandmother’s house. Patterson
filed a pre-trial motion to suppress any statement he had made to law enforcement
officers. In this motion, he asserted several bases for suppression, including that his
statements “were taken without the safeguards r... More...
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United States of America v. Byron Felton Conner

Dallas, TX - North Richland Hills Physician Admits Role in Health Care Fraud Conspiracy

A licensed physician from North Richland Hills, Texas, Byron Felton Conner, 48, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud stemming from a scheme to defraud Medicare through the submission of false claims for physician home visits and home health care services.

Con... More...
   $0 (06-19-2016 - TX)

Vicente Eddie Matta v. The State of Texas

The complainant, Al Dehghani, was an Iranian student, who came to the United States to attend college at the University of Houston; he met and married Brenda Allen and they remained married for almost 25 years. He invested in real estate and, by 2013, at age 63, he owned and rented out approximately fifty homes.
When complainant’s rental property required maintenance, the complainant perfor... More...
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Darryl Eugene Jackson v. The State of Texas

On May 15, 2013, the complainant, Richard Fisher, was shot and killed outside the Preet Inn in Harris County. Police responded within minutes to a 911 call reporting the shooting. Upon arrival, police found the complainant lying on the sidewalk already deceased. There was a crowd of people gathered at the scene, but police were only able to identify one witness, Michelle Tucker, who had seen anyth... More...   $0 (06-18-2016 - TX)

Hesiquio Cantu v. The State of Texas

In 2009, the State filed a motion to revoke appellant’s community supervision,
alleging that he committed an assault, which was dismissed. In 2011, the State filed a
second motion to revoke appellant’s community supervision, alleging that he drove with
an invalid license with a previous conviction and failed to complete the required
community service hours. The trial court co... More...
   $0 (06-17-2016 - TX)

William Anderson v. The State of Texas

After appellant was indicted for aggravated assault, his trial counsel filed a motion
suggesting incompetency and requesting an examination. Pursuant to counsel’s motion,
the trial court ordered an examination of appellant’s competency to stand trial and to
participate in his own defense. A licensed psychologist evaluated appellant and found
him to be competent. The psycholo... More...
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Gerald Wayne Roberts v. The State of Texas

In May of 2008, appellant Gerald Wayne Roberts was charged in separate
indictments with possession of one to four grams of cocaine within a school zone and
with fabricating or tampering with physical evidence.2 See TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE
ANN. §§ 481.112, 481.134(c) (West, Westlaw through 2015 R.S.); TEX. PENAL CODE ANN.
§ 37.09 (West, Westlaw through 2015 R.S.).
Appe... More...
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Dexstell Murphy v. The State of Texas

Pursuant to a plea bargain, Appellant Dexstell Murphy pleaded guilty to two separate charges of burglary of a habitation, a first degree felony. As part of the plea bargain, the prosecutor recommended that Appellant be sentenced to imprisonment for forty-five years for each charge, with the sentences to run concurrently. We have received the trial court’s certification in each appeal stating tha... More...   $0 (06-17-2016 - TX)

Thomas Erwin Baker v. The State of Texas

D.G., Appellant’s stepdaughter, testified to being sexually abused by Appellant on several occasions over a period of time. She was under the age of fourteen during the abuse. In February 2015, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (the Department) received a call regarding the abuse. After an approximately three-month investigation, the Department found a reason to believe tha... More...   $0 (06-17-2016 - TX)

Roger Wildern Jackson v. The State of Texas

Appellant pleaded guilty to failure to register as a sex offender. The trial court found Appellant guilty, but suspended imposition of sentence and placed Appellant on community supervision. The State later moved to revoke Appellant’s community supervision. Appellant pleaded “not true” to the State’s allegations that he violated certain community supervision conditions. After an evidentiary he... More...   $0 (06-17-2016 - TX)

Harold Lloyd Bass, Jr. v. The State of Texas

Dennis Butler and Robert Nordick were driving to a concert when they observed a man and a woman engaged in a dispute. The two men stopped to help the woman. The man, Appellant, pointed a knife very close to Nordick’s face. Butler and Nordick returned to their vehicle to wait for law enforcement. At some point, Appellant approached the vehicle, used the knife to smash Butler’s driver’s side win... More...   $0 (06-17-2016 - TX)

Joe Lynn Pittman v. The State of Texas

The indictment in this case alleged that Appellant caused bodily injury to the victim by striking her with his hand and kicking her with his foot. The indictment further alleged that Appellant used a firearm during the assault. A jury found Appellant guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and assessed a punishment of imprisonment for fifteen years.
   $0 (06-17-2016 - TX)

Jose Ignacio Lopez-Hernandez v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with aggravated sexual assault of a child under six years of age. He was also charged with the lesser included offense of indecency with a child. The matter proceeded to a jury trial, and the jury found Appellant “guilty” of aggravated sexual assault. After a trial on punishment, the jury assessed Appellant’s punishment at imprisonment for thirty years and a ... More...   $0 (06-17-2016 - TX)

Jolly Dee Neely v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and pleaded “not guilty.” The jury found Appellant “guilty” as charged, and the matter proceeded to a trial on punishment. The trial court assessed Appellant’s punishment at imprisonment for six years. This appeal followed.
ANALYSIS PURSUANT TO ANDERS V. CALIFORNIA Appellant’s counsel filed a brief in compl... More...
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Quinn Cruz, Jr. v. The State of Texas

This appeal arises out of an incident in which Appellant murdered his girlfriend, Tonya
West, and her unborn fetus, on the morning of November 18, 2005, outside of their apartment
complex. A grand jury originally indicted Appellant for the capital murder of West and her
unborn fetus by shooting West with a firearm. On September 27, 2007, a jury found Appellant
guilty of capit... More...
   $0 (06-16-2016 - TX)

Israel Bocanegra v. The State of Texas

Israel Bocanegra, appellant, appeals his conviction for evading arrest with a
vehicle. Appellant waived his right to a jury trial, entered a judicial confession, and pled
guilty to the charge without an agreement on punishment. Appellant also pled true to
the enhancement paragraph contained in the indictment and elected to have a jury
assess his punishment. Upon completion of... More...
   $0 (06-16-2016 - TX)

Mauricio Gomez v. The State of Texas

Appellant Mauricio Gomez was convicted of the offense of driving while
intoxicated, third offense or more,1 and sentenced to nine years imprisonment.
Appellant’s retained counsel filed a notice of appeal from the trial court’s judgment.
The appellate record was due on April 26, 2016. The trial court clerk’s record
was filed by this deadline. However, the court reporter notif... More...
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Carlton Daniel Jones v. The State of Texas

Carlton Daniel Jones pled guilty to burglary of a habitation. Pursuant to a plea agreement,
Jones was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for seven years. Subsequently,
the State filed a motion to revoke Jones’ community supervision on the ground that he had
intentionally and knowingly engaged in sexual contact with a child. The trial court found this
alleg... More...
   $0 (06-16-2016 - TX)

David Wayne Cahill v. The State of Texas

The record shows that on March 13, 2014, a detainer1 was placed on appellant and faxed
from the Collin County District Attorney (D.A.)’s Office to the Lexington, Oklahoma prison
facility where appellant was being incarcerated. On April 24, 2014, appellant signed the IADA
form II, “Offender’s Notice of Place of Imprisonment and Request for Disposition of
Indictments, Informati... More...
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Zachary Daniel Gage v. The State of Texas

Appellant lived with his girlfriend, Genevieve Clayton, and their baby in Clayton’s
father’s two-bedroom apartment. Clayton’s father, Kenneth Hodges, was sixty-seven years old
when the offense occurred.
Clayton, appellant, and the baby occupied one of the apartment’s bedrooms, and Hodges
occupied the other bedroom and the living room. They all shared the kitchen. When Hodg... More...
   $0 (06-16-2016 - TX)

Dewayne Keith Fincher v. The State of Texas

Fincher was indicted for possession with the intent to deliver heroin in an amount of one
gram or more, but less than four grams, which is a second degree felony and possession with the
intent to deliver cocaine in an amount of less than one gram, which is a state jail felony. See
TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. § 481.112(a)–(c). Also, each indictment alleged two prior
felony ... More...
   $0 (06-16-2016 - TX)

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