Trial canceled Tuesday; other defendants enter pleas

Two cases that were backups to a trial that fell through Tuesday ended with a state jail term for one defendant and probation for another.

Jennifer Helen Shaut, 43, of Lubbock was given three years community service and fined $500 after she agreed to the terms of an order of deferred adjudication.

Shaut was charged with unlawful use/possession of identifying information, a state jail facility.

She was a passenger in a vehicle whose male driver was stopped by a state trooper Nov. 26, 2014 on Texas 114 for having no front license plate and a defective stop lamp.

The trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and initiated a search.

Shaut was found in possession of 26 items, including credit and debit cards, and social security cards, that belonged to other people.

She was arrested and the driver was jailed for driving while license suspended and no insurance.

Had Shaut gone to trial and been found guilty, she could have been sentenced to 180 days to two years in state jail and fined up to $10,000.

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