Former Maverick County Constable for Precinct 4 and County Attorney’s Office Investigator Gerardo “Jerry” Chacon was arrested by the Texas Ranger Joe Sanchez on Theft by a Public Servant charges on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
Mr. Chacon turned himself in at the Tom Bowels Detention Center at approximately 5:30 pm and was later magistrated by Justice of the Peace Tere Hernandez under a $ 3,000 bond.
Mr. Chacon was able to recuperate his freedom a few hours later.
The charges against Mr. Chacon stem from his time working at the Maverick County Attorney’s Office under Ricardo Ramos where the theft allegedly occurred.
It’s alleged that Chacon took money from an individual in the amount of approximately $ 2,000 and kept it for himself.
Mr. Chacon is now subject to be prosecuted under the Texas Penal Code Chapter 31.(1) the actor was a public servant at the time of the offense and the property appropriated came into the actor’s custody, possession, or control by virtue of his status as a public servant;
Individuals in the state of Texas who are convicted of theft by a public servant are subject to a third-degree State Jail felony, which can result between two to 10 years in state prison and a fine of not more than $10,000