Constable Padgett Resigns To Avoid Prosecution - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/17/03

Constable Padgett Resigns To Avoid Prosecution

Lubbock County Constable Norman Padgett resigned Tuesday, as expected. He joins fellow Constable Gary Newburn in stepping down from his position.

Together, the two elected officials are accused of stealing more than $30,000 from Lubbock County. Newburn and Padgett are accused of serving warrants and then pocketing the money paid to them by law enforcement agencies.

Constables in Hot Water Yet Again
Lubbock County Constable Gary Newburn has resigned and Constable Norman Padgett is expected to resign next week. Together, both elected officials are accused of stealing more than $30,000 from Lubbock County.
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By agreeing to resign, Padgett will avoid prosecution. He will then be required to reimburse the county $9,300 and surrender his peace officer's license for life.

Padgett's resignation is effective Friday.

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