POSTED: Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 8:51pm
UPDATED: Friday, December 31, 2010 - 10:04am
UPSHUR COUNTY-- Three Upshur County elected officials turned themselves in Thursday, after they were indicted on charges of official oppression and abuse of official capacity.
Our newspaper partner, The Longview News-Journal reports, County Judge Dean Fowler, Sheriff Anthony Betterton and Precinct 3 Commissioner Lloyd Crabtree were released on their own personal recognizance.
This comes after they ended public comment at commissioners court meetings and allegedly threw a man out for having duct tape over his mouth.
As of Thursday, Upshur County Commissioners voted to return public comments to the courts agendas.