2009-07-31 / News

Woman given jail sentence for forgery of financial instrument, theft cases

Lometa resident Mary Loretta Martinez, 40, was given two one-year terms to run concurrently in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for forgery of a financial instrument, and theft over $1,500 and under $20,000. The action came during recent 27th District Court proceedings.

Ms. Martinez was credited with time served.

On a charge of evading arrest with a vehicle, 21- year-old Joseph Howard Farr was given 90 days in state jail and five years' adjudication probation. He also must pay restitution of $3,669 plus attorney fees.

For forgery of a financial instrument, Lampasas resident Arthur Ray Benner, 43, received five years' deferred adjudication probation and a $1,500 fine.

He also must pay attorney fees of $675, court cost of $215 and $419.60 in restitution.

Matthew Bradley Harris, 26, of Elgin had his probation extended for one year for theft over $20,000 and under $100,000. He also must attend Oxford House in Austin for a period of six months to one year. As a con- dition of his probation, Harris must be employed.

A warrant was issued and bond increased to $7,500 for Bobbie Kay Green, 44, when she failed to show up for court. She is charged with theft over $1,500 and under $20,000.

Arraignments are on the Aug. 14 docket for Norberto Perez Carranza, 49, of Lometa for driving while intoxicated and felony repetition, and for Jason Matthew Johnson, 25, of Odessa for aggravated sexual assault.

A revocation hearing is Aug. 14 for David Michael Hayes, 59. He is charged with driving while intoxicated and felony repetition.

Lori Michelle Cumming, 33, of Lampasas is expected to enter a plea Aug. 21 for criminal non-support.

And the judge is set to hold a hearing Sept. 11 on contested defense motions for John Carlton Brizedine, 46, of Florence for possession/transport of a chemical with intent to manufacture a controlled substance.

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