A 40 year old man, indicted on a charge of sexual battery by an authority figure in 2014, entered a plea by criminal information to a lesser charge of simple assault on Monday, March 21 in DeKalb County Criminal Court.
Judge Gary McKenzie presided.
Joseph Brandon Proctor received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days. He was granted judicial diversion and will be on supervised probation.
Proctor was named in a sealed indictment returned by the Grand Jury in April 2014 accusing him of having had sexual contact with an underage victim between April 1 and 30, 2013. At the time he was alleged to have had parental or custodial authority over the victim.
Proctor did not admit to the charge as indicted under this plea agreement.
The criminal information alleges that between April 1, 2013 and April 30, 2013 he did knowingly, intentionally, and or recklessly cause bodily injury to a minor, constituting the offense of assault.
In other cases, 34 year old Shawn Keith Buck entered a plea by criminal information to attempted aggravated assault and received a two year sentence on supervised probation. He must undergo domestic violence counseling and attend parenting classes. He was given 28 days of jail credit.
Smithville Police said that on Friday, February 19 officers were called to a residence where Buck had allegedly tried to choke his victim leaving a mark on that person's neck. Buck had left the scene before the officers' arrival. Upon questioning the witnesses police determined that Buck was responsible for the assault and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Buck later turned himself in on the warrant.
48 year old Gerald Brown entered a plea by criminal information to evading arrest and received a two year suspended sentence after serving 180 days. The sentence is to run consecutive to a White County case against him. He has been given jail credit for 130 days. According to the warrant, on November 12, 2015 while operating a motor vehicle, Brown intentionally fled or tried to elude Trooper Jeremy D.S. Tramel of the Tennessee Highway Patrol after he received a signal from the trooper to bring the vehicle to a stop.
50 year old Nohemi Sosa Brown entered a plea by criminal information to reckless endangerment and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days but she has been granted judicial diversion probation supervised by CPS.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Sunday, December 13, 2015 a deputy was traveling on Highway 70 when he spotted a red Chevy car in front of him cross the yellow line several times as well as the turning lane. After making a traffic stop the officer spoke with the driver, Brown and detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle. Brown's speech was slurred and slow. She submitted to field sobriety tasks but performed poorly. She also took a blood/alcohol test.
43 year old Francisco Monzon Lopez entered a plea by criminal information to reckless driving and received a six month sentence on supervised probation by CPS. Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, December 6, 2015 while on patrol a deputy spotted an automobile with its lights on and engine running in the parking lot of Jewel's Market on South Congress Boulevard. The officer stopped and spoke with the driver, Lopez. Two bottles of liquor with the seal broken on them were within arms reach of the driver. He had a strong odor of alcohol on his person. His eyes were glazed and his speech was slurred. Lopez had in his possession a loaded 22 caliber rifle. He refused to submit to field sobriety tasks and a blood alcohol test. Lopez was placed under arrest.
35 year old Brandon Ryan Haggard entered a plea by criminal information to simple possession and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days on supervised probation by CPS. The sentence is to run concurrently with a DeKalb County violation of probation against him. Haggard was arrested on January 7. Smithville Police initiated a traffic stop on Luttrell Avenue after spotting a vehicle with a right tail light that was not operational. Officers spoke with the driver, Haggard and a computer check with Central Dispatch revealed that his license were revoked for driving under the influence. As Haggard was exiting the vehicle, officers noticed a baggie of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana sticking out of his front pocket.
45 year old Raquel Balderas entered a plea by criminal information to reckless driving and violation of the implied consent law and received a six month sentence on probation supervised by CPS. She will lose her license for a year.
41 year old Federico Torres entered a plea by criminal information to driving on a revoked license and received a six month sentence on supervised probation by CPS.
40 year old Darrell Wayne Crook entered a plea to resisting arrest and received a six month sentence. He was granted judicial diversion and will be on supervised probation. Smithville Police said that on Sunday, February 22, 2015 officers were dispatched to a residence on Oak Street. Upon arrival, an officer learned that Crook had been in an altercation with a woman over money which became physical. The woman suffered a cut and was bleeding from her hand. When the officer tried to place Crook under arrest, he resisted and had to be taken to the ground. A domestic assault charge against him was dismissed due to the plea for resisting arrest.