‘Guilty’ verdict returned in drug trial
CAMERON—A Milam County Jury found a Cameron man guilty of possession of a controlled substance Tuesday at the conclusion of a two-day jury trial in 20th District Court, according to Prosecutor Kerry Spears.
Kenneth Eugene Drone will be sentenced March 27 and could face up to two years in state jail, Spears said.
According to Cameron Police Officers. Greg Eakens and Tom DeWees the charges stemmed from crack cocaine found in a glass bottle found in the defendant’s pocket following a Nov. 16, 2010, fight in the Cameron Dollar General parking lot, involving his ex-girlfriend.
Seven more cases were adjudicated last week, according to Spears, who listed case dispositions as follows:
• Mark Davis Ramos, 18, Rockdale, pleaded “true” to violating conditions of his probation for two counts assault on a public servant, probation revoked, three-year prison term.
• Jeromy Dewayne Wall, 37, Rockdale, pleaded guilty to a credit/debit card abuse (enhanced), five-year prison term, $2,779.55 restitution. Wall also pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram (enhanced) and received a five-year prison term, plus $340 restitution.
• Christopher Keith Hempel, 36, Copperas Cove, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram), twoyear state jail term probated for five years, including substance abuse evaluation and any recommended treatment, $140 restitution.
• Bobby Dean Taylor Jr., 52, Cameron, after pleading guilty to a lesser included misdemeanor offense, assault causing bodily injury-family violence, two years deferred adjudication probation, batterer’s intervention classes, have no contact with victim.
• Theodore Robert Larison, 33, Rockdale, pleaded guilty to a lesser included misdemeanor offense, assault family violence, one-year county jail term probated two years, have no contact with victim.
• Carver Ripley, 22, Austin, pleaded guilty to a lesser included misdemeanor offense, attempted possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram), two-day county jail term, $500 fine, court costs of $304, $140 restitution.
• Jaime Izaguirre Barron, 44, Cameron, after being found “true” of violating conditions of his probation on a motion to revoke probation for DWI-third or more offense, two-year prison term.