4.26.2012

Jack County Trial



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.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

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wordkyle said...

This has a remote similarity to the Tulia drug case several years ago. A stretch to make the connection, but still...

http://lubbockonline.com/stories/011505/loc_011505038.shtml

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Anonymous said...

So assuming "a few gallons" is, say, 10. Further assuming a gallon of gasoline was $2.25 back then we can calculate a theft of $22.50 from the TAXPAYERS.

Then the TAXPAYERS are stuck with a $50,000 tab for prosecuting the guy.

That sounds like a process that lawyers would engineer.

In the end, the only winners are the lowest level of humanity. That's what makes America great.

Anonymous said...

He should have tried trailers and boats like Rhome.

Anonymous said...

$1000 per gallon. California prices.

Anonymous said...

This is nothing at all like Tulia wordkyle. Jesus that's a stupid comparison.

Rage

The Devil said...

Not sure this was newsworthy 5 years ago, or blogworthy now.

Anonymous said...

I bet it was a gob of gas.

Anonymous said...

IF you don't stop this kind of stuff now, the next thing you know Public Employees will be stealing paper clips and ball point pens.
It could happen!

wordkyle said...

Stock options, federal debt numbers, and now reading comprehension. The big warehouse of troll ignorance just keeps getting fuller. Is Burger King handing out "history, political science, and law degrees" with kids' meals these days?

Anonymous said...

No Kyle thy're not and nobody but you was wonderin if they were so shut up dummy.

Anonymous said...

Tell us, wordkyle, how a single cop getting prosecuted for stealing gas is similar to several people being prosecuted for crimes they didn't commit based on false evidence that everyone from the cops to the judge knew was false, who were later pardoned, all of which led to the de-funding of 99% of the regional drug task forces?

Wouldn't matter if my degrees came out of a Cracker-Jack box, they're still worth more than your horse-shit.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Gas today ... trailer floors and playhouses tomorrow.

wordkyle said...

Sigh. BG, if only other supposedly-knowledgeable commenters had read that book about the Tulia case. Maybe then they wouldn't be giving public tours of that big warehouse.

Anonymous said...

Read your edit--and I know what he was talking about too. Two cops stealing gas have absolutely nothing in common with what Tulia was known for. Nothing. Nothing at all. Even if the gypsy cop in Tulia was stealing gas in the past, that's not even remotely close to what happened in Tulia.

Rage

The Devil said...

We have a whack a troll winner.

DF Allsup's 3rd Shift Employee said...

He stole a LOT of gas. Numerous times.

Anonymous said...

Hey wordy, I bet the shy was blue on both days too, so it's EXACTLY like the JFK assassination too!

Anonymous said...

Rage:

Would you please try and be reasonable in your comments, and perhaps read posts before commenting? You have forced me to side with word on this and it pains me greatly.

Anonymous said...

You have the right to remain silent, use it!

Anonymous said...

I have the right- but not the ability.

Still Gay After All These Years, Rage

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter how much was stolen. A theft is a theft is a theft. The fact than an officer who is expected to uphold the law and make sure citizens uphold the law makes it worse.

Anonymous said...

Uh, listen up idiots, it was a 3rd degree FELONY theft case. Does anyone here understand the value of the property that must be stolen by a public servant to make the case a felony? Of course not. But that doesn't keep ya'll from offering your ignorant opinions. The answer is $1,500 to $20,000. A bit more than a pen don't you think?

Anonymous said...

Must be Cracker Town