District Court On Oct. 7th

In Judge Gauntt's District Court a week ago there were 29 cases on the docket. In one high profile case, Vernon Lynn Dalton, 54 of Lampasas, was sentenced to 9 yrs in the TDJC in two cases for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

In this court, the number of drug cases-though less than 50% of the total, were still the biggest case load for court.

Most of the cases involve an amphetamine drug of some kind. Sentenced to 5 yrs in the TDJC was Cambria Chase Kinsey, 30 of Copperas Cove. Kinsey was found guilty of manufacture or delivery of drugs. Also sentenced, in two seperate cases, was Delores Georgia Valles, 42 of Lampasas. Valles was given a 3 yr sentence in the TDJC in one possession case and 14 months in another. Some other drug cases were handed fines and deferred adjudication probation sentences.