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Fugitive’s mom, girlfriend draw terms

CAMERON—Women identified as the mother and girlfriend of John D. Johnson Jr., who was recently sentenced to a pair of 16-month jail terms on evading arrest charges, were convicted last week in 20th District Court.

Diana Garcia Martinez, 53, Johnson’s mother, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief/interrupting public service, and drew a oneyear county jail term. She was also ordered to pay court costs plus $350 restitution.

Johnson was arrested at his mother’s house on Feb. 24. Police said he was hiding between a mattress and box springs.

Rachel Elizabeth Stevenson, 18, of Milano, pleaded guilty to the lesser included Class A misdemeanor offense of hindering apprehension of a felon, in connection with the same incident.

She received two years deferred adjudication probation, substance abuse education and any recommended treatment, was ordered to have no contact with Johnson or Diana Martinez during probation period and was assessed court costs, court-appointed attorney’s fees, and a $1,000 fine.

Johnson was originally sought for a vehicle chase incident during which Precinct 3 Constable Herbie Vaughan’s patrol vehicle was wrecked.

Prosecutor Kerry Spears listed other district court cases during the past week as follows:

• Teven Blaine Hudgins, 21, Austin, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram), four years deferred adjudication probation, substance abuse evaluation and any recommended treatment, prohibited from attending any music festivals such as Nocturnal Fest, $140 restitution, with co-defendants.

• Tiffany Marie Rolan, 21, Austin, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram), four years deferred adjudication probation, substance abuse evaluation and any recommended treatment, prohibited from attending any music festivals such as Nocturnal Fest, $140 restitution, with co-defendants.

• Rosemary Martinez, 24, Rockdale, pleaded guilty to sexual assault of a child, 10 years deferred adjudication probation, sex offender probation.

• Herratio Decontee Holmes, 27, Cameron, pleaded guilty to evading arrest with a motor vehicle, 14- month state jail term.

• Stacy Michelle David, 45, Rockdale, pleaded guilty to theft (under $1,500) with prior convictions, two- year state jail term probated three years, $100 restitution.

• Tyler Wayne Justice, 22, Hutto, pleaded guilty to burglary of a building, 275- day state jail term, $ 600 restitution.

• Bradley Keaton Hilbers, 19, Rockdale, pleaded guilty to burglar y of a habitation, 10-year prison term probated seven years, pay court-appointed attorney fees.

• Zachar y Shesler, 25, Cameron, pleaded guilty to thef t ($ 20,000 to $100,000), three-year prison term, $400 restitution. Shesler also pleaded guilty to theft ($1,500 to $20,000) and received a 12-month state jail term. Sentences are to run concurrently.

• Terra Leigh Collins, 28, Cameron, pleaded “ true” to violating probation conditions for endangering a child, 14- month state jail term.

• Latonya Latrell Kelley, 31, Cameron, pleaded true to violating probation conditions for possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram), 18-month state jail term.


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