Sex assault of child brings 12-year prison sentence

March 19, 2014

A 23-year-old man was sentenced in a plea bargain to 12 years in prison for sexually assaulting a girl who was 14 at the time, according to Hood County District Attorney Rob Christian.

David Johnathan Salas III of Bedford had served time for burglary and possession of methamphetamine, Christian said.

Salas first contacted the victim online when she was 13 years old, Christian noted.

“Salas faced additional charges of sexual assault of a child in Tarrant County,” Christian said.

Christian noted that Salas, who must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, will become eligible for parole after serving six years.

FELONY DWI

A 45-year-old Glen Rose man with several convictions was convicted of felony DWI Thursday in district court and sentenced to 10 years in prison plus a $10,000 fine, Christian said.

A Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped Jon Jason Coble on South Morgan Street in Granbury on May 4 of last year after observing him driving recklessly, Christian noted.

A blood sample obtained from Coble showed a level of 0.223 – almost three times the legal limit for driving in Texas, Christian said.

“The jury also heard that Coble had been previously convicted of driving while intoxicated four times in Parker, Harrison, Tarrant and Brazos counties,” Christian said. “At punishment phase of the trial, the jury learned that Coble was convicted of the second-degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance in Johnson County in 1998.”

Christian noted that Coble will be eligible for parole after serving less than two 2-1/2 years of his sentence.

FAMILY VIOLENCE

A previous conviction for assault/family violence enhanced a charge against a 40-year-old Hood County man convicted of striking his 40-year-old girlfriend in the face, according to the DA.

Jason Eugene Jury, a resident of Sky Harbour, was sentenced to eight years in prison and was fined $5,000. He will be eligible for parole after serving less than two years of the sentence, Christian said. His first family violence assault was a misdemeanor committed against the same woman, Christian told the jury.

CHILD SEX ASSAULT

Anisha Carroll Light, a 27-year-old Indian Harbor woman who was convicted of having sex with a teenager, was sentenced to eight years of probation earlier this month in a plea bargain approved by the victim’s mother, Christian said.

“In November of 2012, Light became intoxicated at (the) home of her friend,” Christian stated. “Instead of driving home, Light spent the night at her friend’s home. During the night, Light had sex with her friend’s teenage son.”

Christian said that the victim did not want to testify. Light must register as a sex offender annually, for the rest of her life.

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