2017-02-17 / News

DISTRICT COURT

Lampasas County 27th District Court convened last week with Judge John Gauntt presiding over the hearings.

Defendant Andrew Del Rio, 27, of Austin was sentenced to 12 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for manufacture/ delivery of a controlled substance over 200 grams and less than 400 grams. He was credited with time served.

Several other defendants received probated sentences by the judge.

Kendra Kaylean Holland, 27, of Copperas Cove was given five years’ deferred adjudication probation and a $100 fine for tamper/fabricate physical evidence with intent to impair. She also is to pay court costs and attorney fees.

In addition, the judge ordered the defendant to remain in Lampasas County Jail until she could be transported to a Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility.

Dexter Duane Morris, 43, of Lampasas was assessed three years’ deferred adjudication probation and a $1,500 fine for possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram. He also was ordered to pay court costs and attorney fees.

And 50-year-old Rogelio Munoz of Lampasas received two years’ deferred adjudication probation for sex offender’s duty to register life/annually. The court ordered Munoz to pay a $750 fine plus court costs and attorney fees.

A waiver of arraignment was filed, and a competency exam was ordered for defendant Richard Lee Adames. The 24-year-old Lampasas man is charged with burglary of a building.

And Kimberly Kay DelaCruz, 43, of Lampasas failed to appear for her court date Feb. 10. She is charged with possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram.

On the docket for today are the following hearings.

Brandon Dean Tatum, 19, has a second pretrial hearing scheduled on his charge of sexual assault of a child.

Also reset to today is a revocation announcement for Tatum on a charge of evading arrest/detention with a vehicle.

Jury announcement for Sunny Robert Zavala, 32, of San Antonio was reset to today. He is charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Shawn Annette Lampe, 44, of Melvin has a plea hearing today on her charge of possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram. She tested positive for methamphetamine and THC, and bond was found insufficient for the defendant. Also, a motion to withdraw was granted, and a new attorney was appointed for Ms. Lampe.

And the state announced it is ready for the jury trial of Joseph Frank Tooker, who is charged with possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram. The 29-year-old defendant of Lampasas also was announced ready, and the trial is set for Tuesday.

An adjudication hearing is scheduled Tuesday for David Leon Dillard Jr., 48, of Lampasas. He faces a charge of possession of a controlled substance over 4 grams and less than 200 grams.

A number of cases were reset for March 3.

Matt Donald Davis, 54, of Copperas Cove had his arraignment reset to March 3 on a charge of indecency with a child-sexual contact. An attorney was appointed for the defendant.

Arraignment of Kristin Nicole Howard also was reset to March 3. The 34-year-old Copperas Cove woman is charged with possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram. The court appointed an attorney to represent her.

Jesstina Marie Kaser, 26, of Lampasas faces arraignment March 3 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram. An attorney was appointed for her.

Jackie Annette Knowles, 44, of Lampasas had her arraignment moved to March 3, and an attorney was appointed to represent her. She is charged with possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram.

Arraignment of Clyde Dennis Glenn, 55, of Lampasas was moved to March 3. He is charged with possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram. The court appointed an attorney for the defendant.

Sharon Jane Glenn, 50, of Lampasas had her arraignment reset for March 3. She faces a charge of possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram.

After a waiver of arraignment was filed for 19-year-old Andrew Joseph Perez of Killeen, a pretrial hearing was set for March 3 for the defendant. He is charged with possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram.

A waiver of arraignment also was filed for Derichon Jamaal Christopher, 26, of Rusk. A pretrial hearing is set March 3 for him on a charge of evading arrest/detention with a vehicle.

Also planned for March 3 is a pretrial hearing for Frank Stephen Cassatt, 53, of Copperas Cove. He is charged with assault of a family/household member - impede breath/circulation.

Russell Joseph Karshis, 41, of Copperas Cove has a hearing set for March 3 on his charge of indecency with a child-sexual contact. A motion to withdraw was granted, and a new attorney was appointed for the defendant.

A revocation announcement for 29-year-old Austin Lively of San Saba also was reset to March 3, and the court appointed an attorney for him. Lively is charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance over 4 grams and less than 200 grams.

Reset to March 10 is a punishment hearing for Jose Guadalupe Matias, 62, of Lometa. A court interpreter is to be present for the hearing of Matias, who is charged with murder in connection with a May 2016 vehicular accident that resulted in the death of his passenger.

Jimmy Wayne Rishner, 46, of Austin has a plea hearing March 10 on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

Jury trials are planned March 20 for the following:

Rolando Erebia, 35, of Lometa, who is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and with sex offender’s duty to register life/annually.

Obed Martinez, 31, of Stephenville, who is charged with driving while intoxicated with a child under 15 years of age.

A plea hearing with presentence investigation is set March 31 for John William Honea, 33, of Flower Mound. He is charged with unlawful restraint of a person less than 17 years of age.

On April 17, jury trials are scheduled for:

William Garrett Goudeau, 22, of Copperas Cove, charged with tamper/fabricate physical evidence with intent to impair.

Jorge O. Hernandez-Ruiz, 26, of Copperas Cove, charged with burglary of a habitation.

Natalia Patrice Turner, 37, of Colorado City, Texas, charged with theft of property under $2,500 with two or more previous convictions. Her bond was set at $25,000.

Artemio Martinez, 39, of Fort Worth, charged with fraudulent use/possession of identifying information. The defendant also has a hearing set for March 10.

And Joseph Eric Sutton has a jury trial slated June 19 on a charge of assault of a family/household member with a previous conviction. Bond surrender was granted, and his bond was reduced to $2,500.

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