Hale County Commissioner Neal Burnett is free on bond, after he turned himself in to authorities. The Plainview Daily Herald reports that a judged issued a warrant for his arrest Thursday morning, and Burnett arrived that afternoon. Authorities released him immediately after booking.
He's indicted on three charges of theft by a public servant, abuse of official capacity, and tampering with government records. It stems from a Texas Ranger investigation involving stolen gasoline from the Precinct 1 barn and the misuse of a county credit card. Burnett faces 14-years in jail and a $30,000 fine if convicted on all three charges.
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