42 year old Marshall Shane Lovell enters Judge Kaycee Jones' 411th District Court as Prosecutor Lee Hon (right) and Defense Attorney, Mike Davis wait.
Meth Dealer Gets 50 Years, LIVINGSTON, December 18, 2014 - On the afternoon of December 18, 2014, District Judge, Kaycee Jones handed down 50 years to convicted meth dealer, Marshall Shane Lovell. But methamphetamine was only part of the story. Marshall Shane Lovell wasn't content just to manufacture and deal methamphetamine, he got his wife and son into the business. When law enforcement was closing in on Lovell, he fled his residence where he was cooking meth and left his wife and son holding the bag while he fled to his mother's house in Liberty County to hide. Lovell's wife, Tina, and their 20 year old son, Marshall Lee, were both charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. Detectives executed a search warrant on Lovell's mobile home and found over 3,000 grams of liquid methamphetamine. With active meth labs bubbling as they went inside, and chemicals for manufacturing meth, but it gets worse. The detectives found sex toys and hardcore pornography playing on the TV inside the residence in plain view of their 12 year old daughter. A few days later, a tip lead to Lovell hiding in his mother's house in Liberty County. Detectives found him hiding in his mother's attic. When they approached him, he attacked. The altercation caused Lovell to fall through the attic ceiling into the house. Detectives were able to cuff and apprehend Lovell. The daughter stated from the witness stand that Lovell would manufacture meth right in front of her. Use meth, and other drugs right in front of her. She stated that pornographic material was in plain view at all times (including playing on the television). She further stated that when Lovell used drugs, he would become violent. She further stated that Lovell would walk around the house with no clothes on at all right in front of her. When she had a friend over, Lovell allegedly made sexual passes at her friend. During closing statements, District Attorney, Lee Hon stated to Judge Jones that he was particularly disturbed by all of these things going on in front of a 12 year old girl, and that Lovell involved his wife and son in his criminal actions. Lovell's Lawyer, Mike Davis, stated that Lovell was repairable, and that he had owned up to his actions and didn't think prison was necessary. District Judge, Kaycee Jones immediately handed down 50 years for punishment. In apparent disbelief, Lovell spoke from where he stood and stated to Judge Jones, "Did you say 50?". Lawyer Mike Davis immediately stated that he wouuld appeal. Click here for related story.
Lovell takes a seat next to his lawyer, Mike Davis at the start of his punishment hearing on January 18, 2014.
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