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Lufkin career criminal gets 5 years tacked on prison sentence

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

A Lufkin man already sentenced to 20 years in prison had an additional five years added to his stay following a plea hearing Wednesday afternoon.

James Edwin Durham, 38, pleaded guilty to three felony charges and will serve those sentences concurrent with a 20-year prison sentence he received last week.

Durham agreed to serve 25 years on a possession of a controlled substance charge from January 6, 20 years on an arson charge from October 28, and 20 years on a delivery of a controlled substance charge from February 18.

According to a previous report, the Angelina County Sheriff's Office arrested Durham on the arson charge after he burned his mother's house down on FM 1475 while cooking meth.

He was arrested a week later for evading law enforcement during a traffic stop. He was sentenced to 20 years on that charge last week.

Durham's busy year also included getting shot in the buttocks in May during a confrontation with James Brent Shires. Shires was arrested on an aggravated assault charge and Durham now has to use a colostomy bag, according to Sgt. Allen Hill.

Durham was arrested two weeks ago after deputies say they caught him throwing a shake-and-bake meth lab out of his makeshift house he had built on his mother's property. He now has pending charges of possession of a controlled substance and tampering with evidence from that incident.

Judge Gerald Goodwin approved the plea agreement.

Durham has been booked into the Angelina County Jail 35 times since 1996

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