Two plead guilty to charges of engaging in organized criminal activity

Thirty-four-year-old Dustin Kyle Garcia and 30-year-old Christopher Lee Chambers both made a guilty plea on Thursday, November 10 to charges of engaging in organized criminal activity, a first-degree felony. Chambers will spend 15 years in prison as a plea agreement for testifying against Gracia, who will spend 28 years in prison as part of another plea deal.

Hopkins County Assistant District Attorney Clay Harrison in Texas said Garcia and Chambers, who he called “common denominators” in the theft ring, must serve half of their sentences before they can be made eligible for parole.

Garcia and Chambers stole around $80,000 worth of all-terrain vehicles from a Nor-Tex tractor dealership in Sulphur Springs in November 2015 and stored those at the workplace of an accomplice, Harrison said. A week later they committed a similar theft in Leesville in Vernon Parish, Louisiana.

Harrison said police authorities were able to arrest the two after an anonymous tip was sent to the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office.

Among the few possible effects of a criminal conviction include loss of job opportunities, destruction of personal relationships, hefty fines, and long prison sentences. If you had been charged with a criminal offense in Dallas or other areas in Texas, seek legal representation from our attorneys at Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling our offices today at (214) 845-7007. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team as soon as you can.

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