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ANOTHER WITH AB TIES IS SENT TO PRISON FROM MONTGOMERY COUNTY

On February 25, 2011, Judge Cara Wood of the 284th District Court sentenced Michael Allen Kiser to 35 years in prison. Last Thursday, after deliberating for less than 45 minutes, a Montgomery County jury found Michael Allen Kiser guilty on all three counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Money Laundering, and Evading Arrest or Detention with a Vehicle. Because of his criminal history, Kiser faced a punishment range of 25 years in prison to life on the most serious charge. Assistant District Attorney Blake Enax was lead prosecutor on this case.

On April 5, 2010, while conducting surveillance, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Unit observed Mr. Kiser leaving a residence off of Albert Moorehead Road, an area known for drug activity. Deputies followed Mr. Kiser and attempted to stop the car after seeing a traffic violation. With overhead lights and sirens blaring from the Deputy’s patrol vehicle, Mr. Kiser turned into the residential neighborhood of Creighton Ridge where he threw several items out as deputies looked on. The recovered items were identified as 56.20 grams of Methamphetamine. After discarding the drugs, Mr. Kiser led Deputies on a 30 minute chase throughout the neighborhood which led to the successful capture of Mr. Kiser. Upon searching Mr. Kiser, Deputies found a digital scale disguised as a cell phone, along with $2,677 cash found in Mr. Kiser’s wallet and waist band.

During trial, Michael Kiser testified to his criminal history, which dates as far back as a Felony Forgery and Aggravated Assault conviction from 1993, a Burglary of a Habitation from 1995, an Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon from 2008, along with numerous Misdemeanor convictions that span over two decades. Blake Enax argued to the judge that Kiser is a career criminal who should be locked up for as long as possible to keep the citizens protected from him. After hearing all the evidence of Mr. Kiser’s past criminal history and testimony from several family members, Judge Cara Wood sentenced Michael Allen Kiser to 35 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Institutional Division for the Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, and 10 years for both the Money Laundering and Evading Arrest or Detention with a Vehicle. District Attorney, Brett Ligon stated that this case is another example of the value of traffic stops and police patrols on our roads as being a proactive method to take our worst offenders off our streets. Ligon stated that traffic stops often lead to the discovery of more serious crimes and in this case, law enforcement succeeded.

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