A 65-year-old Brownwood man was sentenced as a habitual offender to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty in 35th District Court in two drug cases.
    District Judge Steve Ellis approved a plea bargain agreement and sentenced Roy Ferguson, who’d been to prison on at least three previous occasions, to the 25-year term.
    Ferguson was last arrested in March 2017 when his vehicle got hung up in a bar ditch while fleeing from a traffic stop, police said earlier. Police seized 17 grams of methamphetamine during that arrest.
    But that wasn’t the case that netted the 25-year term, as Ferguson won’t be prosecuted in that case, First Assistant District Attorney Chris Brown said.
    Ferguson instead pleaded guilty to an April 2015 case of possessing less than a gram of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of East Elementary School, and to February 2016 case of possessing less than a gram of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of the same school.
    In other recent court cases, according to information from District Attorney Micheal Murray’s office:
    Anthony John Cicherski pleaded guilty to theft from an elderly individual and was sentenced to 17 years in prison.
    Patrick Michael O’Connor pleaded guilty to evading arrest and was sentenced to four years in prison.
    Curtis Copeland, on probation for possession of a controlled substance, was revoked and sentenced to 12 months in state jail.