The 2010 case against a Big Spring man convicted of taking part in a home invasion in the 600 block of State has been submitted to a panel of judges with the 11th Court of Appeals in Eastland, Texas, but a resolution to the appeal could be as long as six months away, according to court officials.
Clifford Leon Anglin, 26, was found guilty of charges — including aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony — stemming from the June 5 home invasion of a family in the 600 block of State Street following a trial in 118th District Court in September 2010. Anglin was sentenced to 60 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility.
According to officials with the 11th District Court of Appeals, Anglin filed an appeal in the case shortly after the sentence was handed down. The case was officially taken over by the Court of Appeals Sept. 22, 2010, according to case documents, with a motion for a new trial submitted Oct. 11, 2010.
Anglin is represented by Midland attorney Wayne Frost. The case was prosecuted by Howard County District Attorney Hardy Wilkerson and presided over by then 118th District Judge Robert H. Moore III.
The appeal is expected to be handled by a three-judge panel and could take anywhere between two weeks to six months before an opinion is issued, according to court officials.
According to police reports, numerous suspects — witnesses stated there were between five and seven suspects involved — stormed the home of a Big Spring family, kicking in the side and front doors of the residence shortly before midnight.
The suspects were armed with handguns, according to police reports, while one suspect was armed with a shotgun. All were wearing bandanas or masks to conceal their identities.
“The suspects demanded money, and holding the family at gunpoint, ransacked the house,” Big Spring Police Department Public Information Officer Tony Everett said, following Anglin's arrest in late June 2010. “The suspects threatened the adults, and pointed their weapons at the couple's children, who are 2 and 3 years old. One suspect pistol whipped the male victim in the head while his children were present.”
Anglin was indicted on a charge of aggravated robbery in August. Also indicted in connection with the home invasion during the same grand jury were Felix Lee Jaramillo, 31; and Phillip G. Martinez, 21, both of Big Spring.
Jaramillo was subsequently found guilty, receiving an identical 60-year sentence. Martinez was found guilty by a jury Feb. 2, 2011, and sentenced to 14 years in a TDCJ facility.