Plea Bargains by Polk County District Attorney

Polk County District Attorney Recommended Deferred Adjudication Probation on the following Sexual Offenses Against Children:


(Though there are more, these listed are within the last 5 years)

  1. Case No. 23,466 – State of Texas vs. Pedro Reyes Date of Judgment 1/26/16 – 411th Court – Kaycee Jones
    2nd degree offense of Indecency with Child/ Sexual Contact
    7 years deferred adjudication probation
  2. Case No. 23,852 – State of Texas vs. Kurt Haas Date of Judgment 3/28/16 – 411th Court – Kaycee Jones
    1st degree offense of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
    5 years deferred adjudication probation
  3. Case No. 23,858 – State of Texas vs. Christopher Lara Date of Judgment 11/17/15 – 411th Court – Kaycee Jones
    2nd degree offense of Sexual Assault of a Child
    10 years deferred adjudication probation
  4. Case No. 24,052 – State of Texas vs. Victor Covey Date of Judgment 4/20/16 – 258th Court – Ernie McClendon
    1st degree offense of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
    8 years deferred adjudication probation
  5. Case No. 24,373 – State of Texas vs. Brandon James Date of Judgment 12/14/16 – 258th Court – Ernie McClendon
    2nd degree offense of Sexual Assault of a Child
    10 years deferred adjudication probation
  6. Case No. 24,424 – State of Texas vs. William Olson Date of Judgment 12/9 /16 – 411th Court – Kaycee Jones
    3rd degree offense of Indecency with Child Exposes – lesser included offense
    10 years deferred adjudication probation
  7. Case No. 24,546 – State of Texas vs. Cesar Reyes Date of Judgment 2/3/16 – 258th Court – Ernie McClendon
    1st degree offense of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child under 14 years of age
    10 years deferred adjudication probation
  8. Case No. 24,887 – State of Texas vs. Elin Ramirez
    Date of Judgment 2/14/17 – 258th Court – Ernie McClendon
    1st degree offense of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
    10 years deferred adjudication probation
  9. Case No. 24,944 – State of Texas vs. Doyle Mason, Jr.
    Date of Judgment 9/17/18 – 411th Court – Kaycee Jones
    1st degree offense of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
    10 years deferred adjudication probation
  10. Case No. 25,042 – State of Texas vs. Cassie Berotte
    Date of Judgment 1/30/18 – 258th Court – Ernie McClendon
    3rd degree offense of Indecency with a Child Exposes
    5 years deferred adjudication probation
  11. Case No. 25,170 – State of Texas vs. John Sherman
    Date of Judgment 9/26/17 – 258th Court – Ernie McClendon
    3rd degree offense of Indecency with a Child Exposes
    5 years deferred adjudication probation
  12. Case No. 25,451 – State of Texas vs. Kelly Mayton
    Date of Judgment 8/15/17 – 258th Court – Ernie McClendon
    3rd degree offense of Indecency with a Child Exposes
    10 years deferred adjudication probation
  13. Case No. 25,511 – State of Texas vs. Hector Morales
    Date of Judgment 10/24/17 – 258th Court – Ernie McClendon
    3rd degree offense of Indecency with a Child Exposes
    5 years deferred adjudication probation
  14. Case No. 25,514 – State of Texas vs. Luis Pacheco
    Date of Judgment 2/13/18 – 258th Court – Ernie McClendon
    2nd degree offense of Sexual Assault of a Child
    7 years deferred adjudication probation
  15. Case No. 25,594 – State of Texas vs. Eddie Strapps Jr. Date of Judgment 5/2/18 – 411th Court – Kaycee Jones
    1st degree offense of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
    10 years deferred adjudication probation
  16. Case No. 25,734 – State of Texas vs. Damon Potts
    Date of Judgment 12/12/17 – 258th Court – Ernie McClendon
    3rd degree offense of Indecency with Child by Exposure
    7 years deferred adjudication probation
  17. Case No. 25,780 – State of Texas vs. Joshua Rucker Date of Judgment 1/30/18 – 258th Court – Ernie McClendon
    3rd degree offense of Online Solicitation of a Minor
    5 years deferred adjudication probation
  18. Case No. 26,129 – State of Texas vs. Thomas Johnson Date of Judgment 8/1/19 – 258th Court – Travis Kitchens
    2nd degree offense of Indecency with Child Sexual Contact
    10 years deferred adjudication probation
  19. Case No. 27,309 – State of Texas vs. Francisco Segura Date of Judgment 4/22/20 – 411th Court – Kaycee Jones
    2nd degree offense of Sexual Assault of a Child
    10 years deferred adjudication probation

1st Degree Felony – 5 to 99 years to life in prison
2nd Degree Felony – 2 to 20 years in prison
3rd Degree Felony – 2 to 10 years in prison

In the State of Texas, there only two ways a defendant can ever receive deferred adjudication probation. First, is when the District Attorney recommends it in what is generally called a ‘plea bargain’ – like in these 19 cases above.

Second is when the District Attorney waives a jury trial and a defendant pleads guilty (or no contest) and goes to the judge for punishment. The judge, after the punishment hearing can sentence the defendant either to deferred adjudication probation or prison.