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Browne gets 25, 15-year terms on sex crimes

CAMERON—A 32-year-old Rockdale man drew two concurrent 25-year prison terms and a concurrent 15-year sentence last week in 20th District Court after being convicted of three sex crimes involving children.

Chad Joseph Browne was convicted last month, in a jury trial, of two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one of indecency with a child.

Judge Ed Magre assessed the penalties last week. Other cases disposed of during the week, according to Prosecutor Kerry Spears, included:

• Brian Douglas Meyers, 26, Austin, pleaded to guilty to possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram), four years deferred adjudication probation, substance abuse evaluation and any recommended treatment, $140 restitution. (Meyers’ case is a 2010 Nocturnal Fest-related case, according to Prosecutor Spears.)

• Courtney Diane Mayfield, 19, Rockdale, pleaded true to violating probation conditions for possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram), probation revoked, nine-month state jail term.

• Heather Regina Wells, 24, Rockdale, pleaded guilty to forgery of a financial instrument-elderly, three years deferred adjudication probation, substance abuse evaluation and any recommended treatment, $75 restitution.

• Kelly Ann Darden, 35, Burlington, pleaded guilty to theft ($1,500 to $20,000), three years deferred adjudication probation, substance abuse evaluation and any recommended treatment, $200 restitution with co-defendants.

• Dwight Eugene Davis, 49, Rockdale, pleaded guilty to bail jumping-failure to appear, five-year prison term.

• Stephen Marcus Cheney, 43, Rockdale, pleaded guilty to failure to comply with sex offender registration, four-year prison term.

• Brandon Lee Sheeley, 28, Cameron, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram), five years deferred adjudication probation, substance abuse evaluation and any recommended treatment, $140 restitution.

• Xavier Torres, 29, Cameron, pleaded no contest to possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram), two years deferred adjudication probation plus $140 restitution.


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