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Special to The Sun—
CHILDRESS – On Wednesday, Nov. 4, three pleas took place in the 100th Judicial District Court in the Childress County Courthouse.
District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District Luke Inman along with Assistant District Attorney Harley Caudle prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.
Colin Philip Gresham, 31, from Pampa, was placed on six years probation for the second-degree felony offense of burglary of a habitation. Donley County Chief Deputy Jake Longan arrested Gresham on May 19. Gresham was ordered to pay a $6,000 fine to Donley County, $340 in court costs and complete 300 hours of community service. If his probation is revoked, Gresham faces up to 20 years in prison.
In a separate case, Gresham was also placed on four years probation for the third-degree felony of possession of a controlled substance. In this case, Carson County Sheriff Tam Terry arrested Gresham on Oct. 14. Gresham was ordered to pay $340 in court costs.
If the probation in this case is revoked, Gresham faces up to 10 years in prison. While the probation terms in both cases will run at the same time, Messer could order any prison sentences to be served consecutively if Gresham is found to have violated the terms of either probation.
Misty Dawn Vanausdall, 38, of Childress, was placed on five years probation for the second-degree felony offense of assault on a peace officer. Childress Police Officer Timothy Pyle arrested Vanausdall on May 10. Vanausdall was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine to Childress County, $340 in court costs, complete 300 hours of community service and serve 180 days in the Childress County Jail as a condition of probation. If her probation is revoked, Vanausdall faces up to 20 years in prison.
Areonnie Demarcus Cobbs, 27, from Louisiana, was placed on three years probation for the state jail felony offense of possession of a controlled substance. Childress County by DPS Trooper Keith Bowles arrested Cobbs on Feb. 25, 2019. Cobbs was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine to Childress County, $340 in court costs, $180 drug lab restitution and complete 100 hours of community service. If he violates the terms of his probation, Cobbs faces up to two years in state jail.