District Judge John Gauntt presided over court last Friday and sentenced two local men to heavy fines and court costs for Cockfighting. Hector Lopez Hernandez, 48 and Luis Lopez Hernandez, 51 were handed fines and court costs totalling over $6,200 for their parts in a cockfighting incident that took place here. Another man, Osbaldo Mancheff, is also charged for the cockfighting but his case was reset for October 28th.
There were 21 total cases on the docket, with 11 of them involving drugs. In one drug case, Jedidiah Marshall Prichard was handed a 4 yr TDCJ prison sentence for possession of up to 4 grams of dope. In a theft of service case, Jeremy Todd Toms was given a 3 yr probation and a $2,000 fine, along with $4,387 restitution for a theft of service. In another theft case, Robert Preston Hamilton of Lampasas was given a 45 day jail sentence with credit for time served for a $500 to $1,500 theft.