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Man sentenced for sexual abuse of child

By Brian Knox | Published Saturday, September 23, 2017
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A Newark man this week was sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexual abuse of a child.

Raymond Webster Myers

Raymond Webster Myers, 68, had been found guilty of sexual abuse of a child continuous: victim under 14 during a trial in May. His sentencing hearing in front of visiting Judge Vicki Isaacks was Monday in 271st District Court in Decatur.

According to court documents, the victim in the case was a 10-year-old female, and the continuous charge indicated that at least two acts of sexual abuse took place between April 1, 2012, and March 30, 2016.

The first degree felony charge carried a possible punishment range of 5 to 99 years or life in prison.

In addition to the prison sentence, Myers will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

He has been in the Wise County Jail since April 28, 2016.

BURGLARY CONVICTION

Chad Taylor Alphin, 26, of Arlington pleaded guilty Monday in 271st District Court to burglary of a habitation and was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

While burglary of a habitation is a second degree felony, the punishment range was increased to that of a first degree felony due to an April 19, 2013, conviction in 372nd District Court in Tarrant County for robbery causing bodily injury.

According to court records, Alphin committed burglary of a home in Wise County Dec. 23, 2016.

When he was arrested Dec. 29, 2016, he was also charged with possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces. He also pleaded guilty to that Class B misdemeanor charge Monday and received time served. He has been in the Wise County Jail since Dec. 30, 2016.

FORMER NURSING HOME EMPLOYEE SENTENCED

Kecia Deane Elliott, 34, of Azle pleaded guilty Monday in 271st District Court to the first degree felony charge of injury to an elderly person with intent to cause serious bodily or mental injury. She was given deferred adjudication and placed on seven years of community supervision.

She was also ordered to serve 60 hours of community service.

The judgment issued by Judge Isaacks did not include any jail time.

Elliott, a former nurse’s aide at Heritage Place Nursing Home in Decatur, is accused of kicking an 88-year-old resident of the facility as Elliott and another nurse’s aide were giving the resident a shower on April 29, 2015, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

The resident was being uncooperative and kicking her feet, according to the affidavit, which prompted Elliott to cuss at the resident and kick her in her lower right leg, causing a 2-inch laceration that started to bleed.

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