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      Groom resident faces 15 years

      On March 18, 2014, one plea took place in Carson County, Texas, which resulted in the conviction of Glenn Arthur Likins.

      Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, prosecuted the case for the State of Texas with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.

      Glenn Arthur Likins was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in the Institutional Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for two counts of the second degree felony offense of aggravated assault.

      Likins, 44-year-old resident of Groom, was arrested in Carson County for the aggravated assault offense that took place October 2, 2013. J.C. Blackburn with the Carson County Sheriff's Office led the investigation after dispatch received the 911 call.

      "This was a gruesome assault that led the victim requiring reconstructive surgery on the right side of her face by Dr. Rouzbeh Kordestani out of Amarillo," said Inman. "The fact that the victim was the defendant's mother and he thought he killed her and left her for dead made this one of our most heinous cases in our six years to handle."

      Blackburn was assisted by Carson County Sheriff Loren Brand, Deputy Kim Wauer, and Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Josh Allen.

      Likins was later indicted by a Carson County Grand Jury on Jan. 6, 2014, on four felony counts. Three of which were second degree felonies and one was a third degree felony.

      "The investigation from J.C. [Blackburn] on this case was superb and one of the best investigative reports we've seen," said Inman. "He spent a lot of man hours collecting evidence for this prosecution and that's why we were able to get such a high sentence, 75 percent of what the defendant was ultimately facing, without a trial."

      The trial was scheduled for March 25, 2014.

      Pursuant to the plea agreement, the State dropped one second degree count and one third degree count. Likins is required to pay $541 in court costs and $3,429.42 restitution.