Several prison sentences were handed down during recent proceedings of the 46th Judicial District Court sitting in both Wilbarger and Hardeman counties.
Drugs in purse
Kristi Lynn Love, 40, of Vernon, was sentenced to ten years in prison for possession of 25 grams of methamphetamine following her plea of guilty last week.
On March 10, 2022, Vernon police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by Love. During the course of the stop, the officer noted several signs of criminal activity and a K-9 was deployed on the vehicle.
After a positive alert for the presence of narcotics, officers searched the vehicle and located methamphetamine in Love’s purse.
When officers asked Love about the methamphetamine, she reached inside her jacket pocket and attempted to discard something under her vehicle. Officers located a plastic bag containing a significant quantity of methamphetamine.
At the time of this offense, Love had recently been placed on probation for possession of between 1 and 4 grams of methamphetamine. Her probation was revoked in that case and she was sentenced to 5 years in prison which will run concurrently with the 10 year sentence. She was represented by Angela Baskerville of Vernon.
Drugs in cigarettes
John Wesley Reynolds, 35, of Vernon, pleaded guilty to possession of a methamphetamine and was sentenced to seven years in prison.
On March 16, 2021, Vernon police were dispatched to a residence on Maiden Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. During the course of the investigation, Reynolds consented to a search of his person.
Officers located a cigarette pack that contained a baggie of methamphetamine containing between 1 and 4 grams. Reynolds was represented by Collin Jordan of Wichita Falls.
Larry Antone Brown, 36, of Vernon, was sentenced to three years in prison when his probation was revoked in a case of possession of methamphetamine.
Brown was originally placed on probation on October 16, 2018. District Attorney Staley Heatly filed a motion to revoke Brown’s probation alleging that he had absconded from the jurisdiction and could not be located.
Brown pleaded true to the violation of his probation. He was represented by Randall Walker of Wichita Falls.
Failed to report
Charles Jacob Singletary, 28, of Vernon, was sentenced to 12 months in state jail following the revocation of his probation in a case of evading arrest on foot.
Singletary was originally placed on probation on June 2, 2021. A motion to revoke was filed alleging drug use and that Singletary had failed to report to probation.
Singletary pleaded true to the violation of his probation. He was represented by Earl Griffin of Childress.
In a Hardeman County case, Jerry Ray Bartley, 47, of Quanah, was sentenced to thirteen months in state jail following his plea of guilty to possession of methamphetamine.
On August 5, 2021, a Hardeman county deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by Bartley.
A consent search resulted in the deputy finding a small baggie of methamphetamine in the center console of the vehicle. Bartley was represented by David Rasmussen of Wichita Falls.