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Prison terms issued in Ellis County cases





In a series of unrelated cases, four Ellis County residents will soon be spending time in prison as a result of sentences handed down Monday in Ellis County District Court.

Those sentenced include:

• Andrew Smith, 32, Hays, sentenced to prison for 30 months on an underlying charge of arson involving a dwelling and 18 months on a charge of aggravated battery of a child.

Smith had been charged with throwing a can of shaving cream at his year-old child, causing a gash that required a number of stitches to close up, according to Ellis County Attorney Tom Drees. That incident was reported in January.

Smith had been sentenced to community corrections in November on the arson charge.

• Mark E. Judy, 38, Hays, was sentenced to 40 months in prison, half of which stems from a charge of possession of methamphetamine. The remaining 20 months came from a probation revocation involving aggravated battery that dates to May 2011.

The two sentences will be served consecutively.

• Clayton Robben, 31, Victoria, will be serving 17 months in prison on a pair of possession of methamphetamine charges. He was sentenced to 17 month’s in prison on a 2012 case and 17 months on a 2008 case causing his probation to be revoked.

Drees said the sentences will be served concurrently because the 2008 charge entailed just residue from a pipe. However, because he’s been convicted of felonies involving drugs three times, state sentencing guidelines required imprisonment.

• Dawn M. Lockwood, 36, Stockton, was sentenced to 12 months in prison on a single felony count of possession of methamphetamine. She received the prison sentence because of her extensive criminal background.