123rd Judicial District Court Report - February 8, 2019

On February 8, 2019, in the 123rd Judicial District Court, Honorable LeAnn Rafferty presiding, a number of criminal matters were dealt with in addition to the Court’s domestic (family law) docket.  Shelby County District Attorney Stephen Shires resolved and finalized 14 cases.  This included State v. Newsome, Cause Number 19-CR-21021, where the defendant received 12 years incarceration in the Texas Department of Corrections Criminal Justice Institutional Division for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver.  In addition, Defendant Juanita Briggs received substantial prison time, cumulatively 118 years incarceration in the Texas Department of Corrections Criminal Justice Institutional Division and/or State Jail Facility, in the following cases:

Cause No. 15-CR-19383, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2 Years;

Cause No. 18-CR-20540, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, 35 Years;

Cause No. 18-CR-20541, Delivery of a Controlled Substance, 12 Months (State Jail Facility);

Cause No. 18-CR-20599, Delivery of a Controlled Substance, 20 Years;

Cause No. 18-CR-20600, Delivery of a Controlled Substance, 20 Years;

Cause No. 18-CR-20621, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 20 Years;

Cause No. 18-CR-20982, Hindering Apprehension of a Fugitive, 10 Years; and

Cause No. 19-CR-21068, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, 10 Years.

Shelby County District Attorney Stephen Shires sincerely thanks all the Court personnel, the ladies in the District Clerk’s office, and his office for all the hard work and long hours that they have put in.