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Two receive prison sentences after pleading guilty


Two men have received prison sentences after pleading guilty to crimes in the 97th District Court, while another will spend time in a state jail.

John Douglas Bachman, 22, was sentenced by a jury to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine Wednesday, June 6, after pleading guilty to one count of intoxication assault with a vehicle. He must also pay $60 in restitution. The offense, a third-degree felony, occurred on July 8, 2010. Bachman is credited with 30 days.

Steven Ellis Allen, 42, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday, June 12, after pleading guilty to theft of property over $1,500, less than $20,000. The charge was enhanced after Allen fled from sheriff’s deputies. The offense, a third-degree felony, occurred Dec. 16, 2011. He is credited with 180 days.

Ronnie Wren Woods, Jr., was sentenced to two years probation and a fine of $1,500 Tuesday after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated with a child under the age of 15, a state jail felony, for an April 30, 2008 offense. He must pay $60 in restitution.

Michael Thomas Wilde was sentenced to 18 months in state jail after pleading guilty on Tuesday to evading arrest with a vehicle, a state jail felony, for a Dec. 29, 2010 offense. He is credited with 174 days served.

On Tuesday, June 5, Kelly Lynn Hemphill was given five years community supervision and $11,802.86 in restitution for theft of more than $1,500, less than $20,000, a state jail felony, for an Aug. 8, 2008 offense.


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