Hood County man gets 10 years deferred adjudication

David Carl Browning, 63, of the 3700 block of Hartwood Drive in the Port Ridglea East subdivision, was given 10 years of deferred adjudication – a form of probation – Monday in district court by Judge Ralph Walton. Browning was orginally indicted on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child (under age 14). If he does not follow all the terms of his plea bargain – which the victim and the victim’s mother also agreed to and signed –  he could be sent to prison for as long as 10 years.