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First defendant pleads in vandalism

CAMERON—Ten persons were sentenced in 20th District Court action last week, including the first of five persons charged in a cseries of criminal mischief icidens near Rockdale March 9- 10, according to Prosecutor Kerry Spears.

Jacob Nink, 19 of Rockdale, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief ($1,500 to $20,000), twoyear state jail term probated five years, $3,022.94 restitution with co-defendants. He also pleaded guilty to cruelty to animals and received a two-year state jail term probated five years plus $500 restitution.

Four adults and one 16-yearold juvenile were arrested in connection with the spree in which about 25 signs were damaged and a dog shot.

Investigators said several private fences were damaged during the vandalism spree. Nink was the only one charged with animal cruelty.

Spears listed other case disp ositions as follows:

• Elizabeth Kelly Payne, 31, Rockdale, pleaded guilty to tempering with evidence, two years deferred adjudication probation, completion of theft aversion classes.

• Jacob Skubal, 24, Rockdale, pleaded guilty to evading arrest with a motor vehicle, two-year state jail term probated three years, $1,000 fine.

• Brian Baxter, 34, Columbia, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (1 to 4 grams) with intent to deliver, 10-year probated term, $140 restitution.

• Johnnie Bowie, 38, Cameron, pleaded guilty to forgery by passing, 16-month state jail term, $3,944 restitution.

• Chelsea Elizabeth Snyder, 17, Rockdale, pleaded no contest to assault on a public servant, two years deferred adjudication probation, write letter of apology, $466 restitution.

• C ed r ic Ber na rd Wa lton, 31, Rockdale, pleaded guilty to deadly conduct, two-year prison term.

• Richard Alan Shafer, 48, Rockdale, pleaded true to probation violation allegations on an original charge of possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram), 12-month state jail term.

• Jose Cervantes, 24, Rockdale, pleaded guilty to tampering with a government record, two years deferred adjudication probation.

• Ike Anderson, 34, Hearne, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (1 to 4 grams) with intent to deliver, five years deferred adjudication probation, $1,000 fine, $140 restitution.


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