Habitual Felony Offender Sentenced To Fifteen Years In Jail

Yesterday, 46 year old William Redwine was sentenced to 15 years in jail. Redwine was found guilty of evading arrest and pleaded guilty to jumping bail.

Those are just the latest items on Redwine's rap sheet, including more than 2 dozen convictions in Smith County alone on both misdemeanor and felony charges.

We asked the Smith County district attorney how Redwine continues to tie up the legal system without receiving harsher punishments.

He says the answer is in the letter of the law.

"There can be people with a long history of crimes in their past that will never be enhanceable because of the sequence that they occurred," explained Matt Bingham. "So it's not just because you have many felonies in your past that you're going to meet the criteria for enhancements, unfortunately."

Court records show Redwine has a charge still pending for driving with an invalid license.

Layron Livingston, reporting. llivingston@kltv.com