A man expected to stand trial Monday in the 266th Judicial District Court was a no-show.
Jury selection in the case against Xzavier Eldridge, charged with theft of more than $1,500 but less than $20,000, was set to begin Monday, but was canceled after he failed to show up at court.
Eldridge is accused of transporting hay for a company, but stopping to sell it in Bluff Dale before reaching the destination.
A warrant for his arrest has been issued, according to District Attorney Alan Nash.
But that didn't slow down an otherwise busy day in court. A long line of defendants entered plea deals on a variety of charges.
• Oscar Daniel Colorado, driving while intoxicated (third or more offense.) Sentenced to 5 years probation and a 1,500 fine.
• Gage Ryan Christianson, possession of a controlled substance penalty group one between 4-200 grams. Sentenced to 8 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice Department (TDCJ) facility and a $1,500 fine.
• Lindsey Brooke Fritz, theft of less than $1,500 with two prior convictions. Sentenced to 2 years probation with 80 hours community service.
• Michael Wayne Frank, driving while intoxicated (third or more offense). Sentenced to 8 years TDCJ facility and a $2,000 fine.
• Laurence Jackson Harding, driving while intoxicated (third or more offense). Sentenced to 10 years probation, $2,500 fine and 300 hours of community service.
• Landon Dale Salyer, theft of more than $1,500 but less than $20,000. Sentenced to 5 years probation, restitution to the victim and 300 hours of community service.
• Patty Jean Foux, possession of a controlled substance penalty group one less than one gram. Sentenced to 18 months in a state jail facility.