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December 12, 2013

Palestine man gets 20 years for felony DWI

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PALESTINE —

“Clayton is a danger and he can’t be controlled on probation or parole,” Holden said. “For the protection of the public and our community, he needs to be locked up for as long as possible.”

Because of Clayton’s prior prison sentence, the maximum prison term available was increased from 10 years to 20 years. Holden requested that the 20-year sentence be consecutive, or stacked, on the remainder of the 7-year sentence Clayton received in 2010.

Judge Evans ordered that the 20-year sentence not start until Clayton had discharged the remainder of the 7-year sentence and commented that she too believed Clayton was a “danger.”

“I’m very pleased with Judge Evans’ sentence and the stacking order,” Lowe said. “The only thing I am disappointed about is the realization that he (Clayton) will likely parole again and not have to do the full time on either of his sentences.”

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