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Front Page December 12, 2017  RSS feed

Judge Bascom Bentley dies from heart attack

By Sherry Matney

District Judge Bascom Bentley died Monday as a result of a heart attack suffered on Saturday afternoon. Judge Bentley was rushed to a hospital in Tyler, after a one-car accident at about 2:30 p.m. at Davis and Royall Streets. Reports are that Bentley suffered heart attack and the minor accident did not cause injury. He was 66 years old. At Monday's Commissioners Court Leon County Judge Byron Ryder announced that Judge Bentley’s situation was very grave.

Earlier this year District

Judge Bentley retired from the bench after almost three decades as the first and only 369th District Court judge. The District originally included Anderson and Cherokee Counties and later added Leon County.

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