The most recent case, from three years ago, probably would have gone undetected had [defendant Deloris] Carroll, 38, not violated the terms of her felony probation for the fraudulent use of identifying information. Files from the district attorney’s office show that an initial plea recommendation from former prosecutor Charissa Sloan was scratched through and changed from serving 12 months in a state jail to 18 months in a state jail but probated for five years.On a related note, a McLennan County blogger discusses the circumstances of Polk's attempt to turn herself in:
The original sentence called for no probation.
Even though there is supposed to be a jail magistrate setting bonds, Polk was held in jail for 10 hours. Normally, a person who has a bondsman waiting to make their bond waits less than two hours to be processed. The sheriff abused his authority to make an impression on Polk.