Bulletin Staff Report

A sex offender was sentenced to 30 years in prison recently in 35th District Court.

John William McCollor pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child.

McCollor was accused of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old neighbor girl, sheriff's officials said.

In an unrelated case, Elias Partida pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and burglary of a habitation and was sentenced to 10 years in prison in each case.

Partida entered an open plea to the drug charge in June but was not sentenced at that time pending testimony before District Judge Steve Ellis.

Kristopher Marc Balfour pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Balfour was one of three people indicted in a Jan. 15 robbery and shooting that wounded a Lake Brownwood man. Sheriff's officials have said the incident was drug-related.

In other recent court cases:

Gabriel Rivera pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Brian Jay Ottley pleaded guilty to burglary of a building and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Chad Martin Spencer pleaded guilty to burglary of a habitation and was sentenced to seven years in prison. Spencer, on probation for burglary of a habitation, was revoked and sentenced to seven years in prison. Spencer also pleaded guilty to theft over $1,500 under $20,000 and was sentenced to nine months in state jail.

John James Mallone pleaded guilty to theft over $20,000 under $100,000 and was sentenced to five years in prison.

Jerry Allen Leonard pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to four years in prison.

Jacob Baker pleaded guilty to forgery and was sentenced to four years in prison.

Brad Jay Goosen, on probation for theft of a firearm, was adjudicated and sentenced to 18 months in state jail.

Nicholas Allen Slatton, on probation for possession of a controlled substance and theft of a firearm, was revoked and sentenced to 15 months in state jail in each case.