Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison On DWI Charge

Two people were taken into custody after being sentenced to time in prison in the Eighth Judicial District Court Tuesday.

Brian James Chism

Brian James Chism, 47, of Sulphur Springs was taken into custody in the district courtroom after being sentenced to a 15-year commitment in Texas Department of Criminal Justice on a felony driving while intoxicated charge.

Chism was jailed locally on Sept. 5 and released on bond Sept. 7 for third or more DWI offense, according to court and jail reports.

Dwayne Laverdo Hamilton

Dewayne Laverdo Hamilton, 40, of Dallas was taken into custody at 10:20 a.m. April 16 in the district courtroom, after being sentenced to a 12-year commitment in Texas Department of Criminal Justice for possession of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, according to arrest and jail reports.

Hamilton was arrested on May 11, 2018, following a traffic stop on Interstate 30 in which Cumby police reported finding multiple containers of contraband, including and bags containing nearly 17 grams of a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine, police reported following Hamilton’s arrest.

Author: Faith Huffman

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