Chief Bruce Ure (right), and David Smith, a former city attorney for Victoria, are accused of four felonies: misuse of official information, aggravated perjury, tampering with a witness and criminal conspiracy. Both were also indicted on official oppression, a misdemeanor.
Each was released on $25,000 personal recognizance bonds, The Associated Press reported.
Ure remained on the job and his attorney vowed to fight the allegations. You may recall that he left Watauga a year ago after serving there for two years to be near family in Victoria.
During that time the department made headlines for its handling of some personnel disputes.
It made national headlines, however, in 2007 as it investigated two teenagers who encouraging two toddlers to smoke marijuana. Ure’s interviews were aired on numerous national news and cable commentary shows.
Read the Victoria Advocate's report of the latest case here.
-- Bill Miller