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Texas False Imprisonment Law
 
Davonta Deshon Foreman v. The State of Texas

In April 2013, after Appellant pleaded guilty to theft, the trial court placed him on deferred adjudication community supervision for three years. The State subsequently filed an application to proceed to final adjudication on grounds that Appellant violated the conditions of his community supervision. In February 2014, Appellant pleaded “true” to violating the conditions of his community superv... More...   $0 (07-22-2016 - TX)

Jermel Lewis v. The State of Texas

Appellant called the police the morning of January 17, 2014, to report that his vehicle had been burglarized at a Denny’s restaurant. He also reported that he was a city marshal and his service weapon had been taken. Officers Walter Sambola and Heidi Dragija of the Dallas Police Department responded to the call. After speaking with Appellant and the restaurant manager and reviewing the surveill... More...   $0 (07-22-2016 - TX)

Cory Devoyse Finn v. The State of Texas

Delma Moss, an employee for the City of Dallas’s street department, testified that he responded to a call of a tree down. While Moss and his coworker, Lawrence Davis, removed the tree from the road, a vehicle approached and struck Moss. Davis and Moss both testified that the driver never stopped. Neither Moss nor Davis saw the driver’s face. However, Davis found a piece of the vehicle that had... More...   $0 (07-22-2016 - TX)

Dustin Edward Klendworth v. The State of Texas

The State charged Appellant with intentionally, knowingly, and recklessly causing serious bodily injury to Richard Barlow by striking Barlow’s face and head with Appellant’s fist, kicking Barlow in the ribs and stomach area, stomping Barlow’s head, slamming Barlow’s head against a gearshift, and hitting Barlow in the head with a sword. The State alleged that Appellant used or exhibited a deadly w... More...   $0 (07-22-2016 - TX)

Willie Henderson, Jr. v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for the offense of possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility.1 The trial court determined that Appellant was indigent and appointed counsel to represent him. Appellant pleaded “guilty” to the offense and was placed on community supervision. The State filed an application to revoke Appellant’s community supervision, which the trial court granted after... More...   $0 (07-22-2016 - TX)

Richard Gross v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with assault on a public servant and pleaded “not guilty.” The State later filed a notice of enhancements to be submitted to the factfinder at the punishment phase. This notice included allegations that Appellant had three prior felony convictions. A jury found Appellant “guilty” as charged, and the matter proceeded to a bench trial on punishment. Ultimatel... More...   $0 (07-22-2016 - TX)

Charles Bennett, Sr. v. The State Of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with, among other things, sexual assault of a child, sexual assault of a disabled individual, and prohibited sexual conduct. Appellant pleaded “not guilty” to each charge. A jury found Appellant “guilty” as charged, and the matter proceeded to a trial on punishment. Ultimately, the jury assessed Appellant’s punishment at imprisonment for fifteen years for sex... More...   $0 (07-22-2016 - TX)

Steven Lamon Moore v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with delivery of a controlled substance. He pleaded “guilty” to the offense and “true” to two felony enhancements. The trial court found Appellant guilty and the enhancement paragraphs true. Following a bench trial on punishment, the trial court assessed Appellant’s punishment at imprisonment for thirty-five years. This appeal followed.
FAILURE TO CONSI... More...
   $0 (07-22-2016 - TX)

Kirschen Lemond Cross v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with the offense of intoxication assault, a third degree felony. The indictment also included an allegation that Appellant used or exhibited a deadly weapon, a motor vehicle, during the commission of or immediate flight from the offense. Further, the indictment included two felony enhancement paragraphs. Appellant pleaded “not guilty” to the charged offense a... More...   $0 (07-22-2016 - TX)

Michael Benjamin Johnson v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The indictment also alleged that Appellant had been convicted of a prior felony, enhancing the punishment level to that of a first degree felony. Appellant pleaded “not guilty” to the charged offense and “not true” to the enhancement. The case proceeded to a jury trial. The jury found Appellant guilty of the offense and the en... More...   $0 (07-22-2016 - TX)

John Thomas Congleton v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with aggravated sexual assault of a child and three counts of indecency with a child by contact. Pursuant to a plea bargain agreement with the State, he pleaded “guilty” to the offenses, and the trial court placed him on ten years of deferred adjudication community supervision. The State subsequently filed a motion to proceed to adjudication. Following a hear... More...   $0 (07-22-2016 - TX)

Bobbie Dewayne Grubbs v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with capital murder and two counts of aggravated assault. He pleaded “not guilty,” and the matter proceeded to a jury trial. At trial, the evidence showed that Appellant and his wife, Deedra, attempted to kill a woman at her home and left her for dead. The woman regained consciousness and called the police. When Appellant and Deedra learned that the police w... More...   $0 (07-22-2016 - TX)

Jimmy Andrew Davis, Jr. v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with manufacture or delivery of less than one gram of cocaine in a drug free zone and pleaded “not guilty.” The State later filed a notice of enhancements to be submitted to the factfinder at the punishment phase. This notice included allegations that Appellant had four prior felony convictions. A jury found Appellant “guilty” as charged, and the matter proc... More...   $0 (07-21-2016 - TX)

Charles Blake Defore v. The State of Texas

In trial court cause number 31070, appellate cause number 12-15-00074-CR, Appellant was indicted for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. In trial court cause number 31077, appellate cause number 12-15-00075-CR, Appellant was indicted in count one for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, and in count two for tampering with evidence. He was placed on ten ... More...   $0 (07-21-2016 - TX)

Christopher Caine Donaldson v. The State of Texas

Appellant Christopher Caine Donaldson entered an open plea of guilty to three
counts of aggravated assault against a public servant and one count of credit card abuse.
The trial court found him guilty and assessed his punishment at twenty-five years’
imprisonment for each aggravated-assault-against-a-public-servant conviction and at
two years’ confinement in state jail for the... More...
   $0 (07-21-2016 - TX)

Donald Ray McKinney v. The State of Texas

Because the facts and procedural posture are well known to the parties, we discuss only
those facts germane to the issues raised.
KE, the complainant, was sixteen years old when she testified at trial.
Appellant was married to Teresa McKinney, KE’s mother, and KE met him when she
was six years old. When KE was between the ages of six and eleven, appellant touched or digitall... More...
   $0 (07-20-2016 - TX)

Gabrielle Regina Jackson v. The State of Texas

Gabrielle Regina Jackson waived a jury and pleaded guilty to theft enhanced by two prior
theft convictions, four offenses of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and three offenses of
retaliation. See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. §§ 22.02(a), 31.03(a), 36.06(a) (West 2011 & Supp.
2015). After finding appellant guilty, the trial court assessed punishment at two years’
confinement ... More...
   $0 (07-19-2016 - TX)

Rontae J-R Thornton v. The State of Texas

Prior to the hearing on appellant’s motion to suppress, the jury heard testimony by
Sergeant Joseph Spano of the McKinney Police Department and viewed a video of appellant’s
traffic stop and subsequent detention. Sergeant Spano testified that, around 2:30 a.m. on March
12, 2014, he was watching a Motel 6 in McKinney, Texas, for suspicious activity related to
illegal narcotics.... More...
   $0 (07-19-2016 - TX)

Mauricio Hernandez v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child under fourteen years of
age after complainant, the daughter of his girlfriend with whom he was living, gave birth to a 36-
or 37-week-old baby in a portable toilet next to a soccer field. Immediately following the birth,
1 The Hon. Michael J. O'Neill, Justice, Assigned <... More...
   $0 (07-19-2016 - TX)

Dominic Stefan Anderson v. The State of Texas

The complainant, A.T., and Anderson lived together. According to A.T., after Anderson
saw a message A.T. received from another man, Anderson followed her into a bathroom stall at a
restaurant and hit her. A.T. also stated Anderson hit her in the face and pinched her breasts in the
car after leaving the restaurant, and, on the drive home after stopping at a friend’s house, Anderson... More...
   $0 (07-19-2016 - TX)

Austin Prince v. The State of Texas

The case was called for trial on July 23, 2015, and Prince’s pretrial motions to suppress
evidence and Prince’s statements were carried with the trial.
1. Officer Rodriguez’s Testimony
The State’s sole witness was San Antonio Police Department Officer David Rodriguez.
Officer Rodriguez testified he was “working alone,” on July 21, 2013, in an area with heavy traffic.
P... More...
   $0 (07-19-2016 - TX)

Peddar Panga v. The State of Texas

M.N., the complainant, became intoxicated while drinking at two bars with a group of
women. Due to her intoxicated state, M.N. was asked to leave the second bar. One of the women
in the group who was M.N.’s co-worker called for a taxi to drive M.N. to her apartment. The co
worker assisted M.N. in walking to the taxi, buckled her seatbelt, and paid the taxi driver who was
Pang... More...
   $0 (07-19-2016 - TX)

Karl Dean Stahmann v. The State of Texas

The State’s motions to adjudicate guilt alleged that Stahmann had violated the terms
of his community supervision by:
• committing several offenses in connection with the vehicle collision, including assault with a deadly weapon;
• committing an offense by altering, destroying, or concealing a bottle of pills with the intent to impair its verity or availability as evidence in the inves... More...
   $0 (07-19-2016 - TX)

United States of America v. Christopher Correa

Houston, TX - Former Cardinals Official Sentenced to Prison for Astros Computer Intrusions

The former director of Baseball Development for the St. Louis Cardinals was ordered to federal prison following his conviction of accessing the Houston Astros’ computers without authorization. Christopher Correa, 36, of St. Louis, pleaded guilty Jan. 8, 2016, to five counts of unauthorized access of... More...
   $0 (07-18-2016 - TX)

Rochawn Ray Davis v. The State of Texas

Galveston Police Officer G. Parris stopped Rochawn Davis for a routine
traffic violation. The officer noticed an open bottle of beer in the center console of
Davis’s pickup truck. With permission from Davis, Officer Parris poured out the
beer, observing that the bottle was nearly full and still cold. It was just after 8:00
pm on a Friday night, and Davis said that he was return... More...
   $0 (07-18-2016 - TX)

Brandon Lee Shelton v. The State of Texas

In the early morning hours of April 28, 2014, a silver Chrysler sedan passed
Officer A. Romero of the Bellaire Police Department on the 610 Loop, where the
speed limit is 60 miles per hour. Officer Romero noted that his radar registered 75
miles per hour and accelerated to catch up with the Chrysler and pull it over. The
driver of the Chrysler pulled off on to the narrow shou... More...
   $0 (07-18-2016 - TX)

Kenneth L. Brown v. The State of Texas

Appellant, Kenneth L. Brown, was found guilty by a jury of the felony offense
of aggravated robbery. See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 29.03(a)(2) (West 2011).
Appellant pleaded true to two enhancement paragraphs in the indictment resulting
in an increased punishment range of twenty-five to ninety-nine years’ imprisonment
upon conviction. See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 12.42(d) (West Supp... More...
   $0 (07-18-2016 - TX)

United States of America v. Kunle Mutiu Amoo

Houston, TX - Two Convicted in Romance Scam Conspiracy

Two individuals were convicted for their role in a $2 million romance scam conspiracy. Kunle Mutiu Amoo, 48, and Lanre Sunday Adeoba, 61, both Nigerian citizens who resided outside the Houston area, each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit wire fraud.

The romance scam involved a scheme to defraud victims of mo... More...
   $0 (07-15-2016 - TX)

Miguel Gomez v. The State of Texas

When the complainant was 7 years old, her parents were divorced, and
appellant Miguel Gomez was dating her mother. The complainant lived with her
father, but she and her brother would visit her mother every other weekend, and at
times Gomez would be the only adult watching her.
One day, the complainant called her mother at work and accused Gomez of
touching her inappropria... More...
   $0 (07-17-2016 - TX)

The State of Texas v. Feliciano Villarreal Perez

On October 9, 2003, Perez pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana in an amount
of four ounces or less, but more than two ounces, a Class A misdemeanor. See TEX.
HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. § 481.121(b)(2) (West, Westlaw through 2015 R.S.). Perez
elected to have the trial court assess his punishment. The trial court ordered that Perez
spend one-year imprisonment in the Hidalg... More...
   $0 (07-12-2016 - TX)

Dylan A. Tristani v. The State of Texas

In the early-morning hours of July 22, 2012, police officers received a call regarding
an unconscious driver stopped in the drive-through lane of the McDonald’s on Navarro
Street in Victoria. Officer Jeff Strauss responded first to the scene, and upon arriving,
observed Tristani in the driver’s seat of a stopped black pickup along with Michael Birdwell
and Trevor Tristani (“Tr... More...
   $0 (07-12-2016 - TX)

Brittany Michelle Barrett v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in three cases, and she pleaded guilty to each of them. The trial court placed her on deferred adjudication community supervision for ten years in each case. The State later moved to proceed to final adjudication in all three cases. At the hearing on the motion, Appellant pleaded true to the allegations in the motion. The court... More...   $0 (07-12-2016 - TX)

Paul Scott Benedict v. The State of Texas

Appellant married SL’s mother when SL was ten years old. SL thought of appellant as
her step-father.
When SL was thirteen, appellant came into her bedroom while she was sleeping and
rubbed her back and legs. He then stuck his hand in her underwear, rubbed her clitoris, and
attempted to put his finger in her vagina.
When SL was fourteen, she made a statement to her dril... More...
   $0 (07-12-2016 - TX)

Ricardo Beltran v. The State of Texas

McKnight, a drug dealer, was found dead in his burning apartment just hours after he had
been seen with Beltran and Beltran’s friend, Victor Ramos. He had been stabbed seventy-one
times in his upper body and leg and suffered blunt-force trauma to his head. His apartment had
been ransacked and his car stolen. Many of his belongings were later found in the stolen car,
which wa... More...
   $0 (07-12-2016 - TX)

Clinton Brunson v. The State of Texas

Clinton Brunson was charged with the offense of continuous-family violence. See
Tex. Penal Code § 25.11 (providing that person commits offense if “during a period that is 12
months or less in duration, the person two or more times engages in conduct that constitutes an
offense under Section 22.01(a)(1) against another person or persons whose relationship to or
association with the... More...
   $0 (07-11-2016 - TX)

Ex parte Saul De Paz

Appellant was arrested on April 19, 2015, for manufacture or delivery of a controlled
substance in Penalty Group 1 of more than four grams but less than 200 grams, see Tex. Health
& Safety Code § 481.112(d) (felony of first degree), and delivery of marihuana of more than one
fourth ounce but less than five pounds, see id. § 481.120(b)(3) (state jail felony). His bail was set
in th... More...
   $0 (07-11-2016 - TX)

Jamaal Bradley v. The State of Texas

Jamaal Bradley was charged with the offense of evading arrest or detention, and the
State later filed a notice of its intent to enhance the permissible punishment range and alleged in the
notice that Bradley had previously been convicted of a felony offense. See Tex. Penal Code § 38.04(a)
(explaining that “[a] person commits an offense if he intentionally flees from a person he knows ... More...
   $0 (07-11-2016 - TX)

Rodrick Odell Williams v. The State of Texas

Shortly after 6:00 a.m. on January 1, 2013, Houston Police Department
Officer Hunter was dispatched to a shooting in the 9600 block of Bissonnet, near
Cube’s Sports Bar and Ballers, two after-hour nightclubs. When Officer Hunter
arrived, he observed paramedics attending to a man lying on the ground and later
identified as the complainant, Damon Romel Williams, whom paramedics ... More...
   $0 (07-11-2016 - TX)

Charles Brandon Case v. The State of Texas

Deputy T. Wright with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office testified that he
was one of two officers dispatched to a family disturbance at an apartment on West
Road on February 18, 2013, about 5:30 or 6:00 in the evening. Deputy O’Neil,
who was already on the scene, reported to Wright that he had just sent a stabbing
victim to the hospital, and that he had a suspect in the apart... More...
   $0 (07-11-2016 - TX)

United States of America v. Jerrie Mona Chesney

Houston, TX - Montgomery County Woman Convicted of Social Security Fraud

A 67-year-old Willis woman admitted she stole the identity of a deceased woman and used it for financial gain for nearly 20 years.

Jerrie Mona Chesney pleaded guilty to one count of theft of public money.

In the late 1980s, Chesney read in a local newspaper about the death of a woman who had lived i... More...
   $0 (07-10-2016 - TX)

 
 
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