Found out a former Jacksboro police officer was convicted of stealing a few gallons of gas from the city about five years ago. His defense was that he was trading five gallons of gas to a confidential informant for information in a drug investigation. Apparently, there was no evidence to corroborate that.
The sentence was six years probation and a $5,000 fine.
There was a special prosecutor, Bruce Isaacks, from Denton. The defense lawyer was Shay Isham out of Stephenville with the firm of Glasgow, Taylor, Isham and Glasgow.
Edit: Trying to get a clarification on how much was allegedly stolen.
Edit: Wordkyle said this had a "Tulia" feel to it. I know what he's talking about but, then again, I read a book on the Task Force scandal in Tulia. The undercover cop at the heart of it all had an allegation of gas stealing while an officer in his past.
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