A modern day cattle rustler was sentenced in this week’s session of the 21st district court.

Assistant District Attorney Eric Berg says that 21-year old Corey Juan Bias of Brenham was an accomplice to a cattle theft on July 17th


Judge Carson Campbell sentenced Bias to five years deferred adjudication, ordered him to pay a $2000 fine,court costs,, and a court appointed attorney fee.  He must also make a $500restitution.

A different kind of forgery case came before the court in this week’s session.  Forty-eight year old Ivis Jean Riles of Houston and 25-year old Charles Melvin Harris were sentenced for forgery incidents in January of 2012 and October of 2011.  Berg said both of them made forged paychecks from Kentucky Fried Chicken to illegal gain funds.


Berg said the charges against Riles were enhanced to a third degree felony due to past drug and prostitution convictions.  Judge Carson Campbell sentenced her to three years in prison, ordered her to pay $523 in restitution, and to pay a $50 hot check fee.

Charles Melvin Harris was convicted for the forgery incident in October of 2011.  Judge Campbell sentenced him to four probation, ordered him to pay a $1500 fine, perform 160 hours of community service, undergo drug and alcohol evaluation and treatment.

Thirty year old Jeffrey Worshan Edwards of the Woodlands was sentenced for spitting in the face of a Washington County jailer when he was being booked for a drug offense.  Berg said that Edwards was especially uncooperative and would not give a blood sample during an April 2nd incident.   Judge Campbell sentenced him to four years deferred adjudication, ordered to pay a $2000 fine, and perform 100 hours of community service.

Twenty-three year old Eric Michael Ellis was arrested for cocaine possession on September 8th of 2012.  Judge Campbell sentenced  Ellis to three years deferred adjudication, ordered him to pay a $1000 fine, and to perform 140 hours of community service.

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