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Former officer gets probation for planting drugs in ex-wife's vehicle

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Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:00 am

A former Madisonville police officer convicted of retaliation for planting methamphetamine on his ex-wife was sentenced Monday to five years on probation.

After being found guilty of the third-degree felony by a Brazos County jury Friday, Jeffrey Covington agreed to probation terms that include a 30-day jail stay and his waiving any right to appeal the verdict in exchange for the state dismissing pending charges of delivery of a controlled substance and official oppression. The Madison County case was moved to Brazos County after a change of venue request from attorneys David Glickler and Jonathan White with the Office of the Attorney General as well as local defense attorney Jim James.

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6 comments:

  • FromAfar posted at 6:54 pm on Tue, Apr 29, 2014.

    FromAfar Posts: 447

    On the surface this looks so outrageous that the DA should be investigated. Please, Maggie, get the full story.

     
  • acey1 posted at 3:40 pm on Tue, Apr 29, 2014.

    acey1 Posts: 94

    when a cop is proven to be depicible liar then everybody he has arrested should have that arrest erased from their record Anyone he has has locked up or sent to prison released.. Yes he is trash.

     
  • Sherman posted at 12:40 pm on Tue, Apr 29, 2014.

    Sherman Posts: 26

    Unbelievable.

     
  • lincoln16 posted at 11:40 am on Tue, Apr 29, 2014.

    lincoln16 Posts: 15

    The Attorney General, Mr.Abbott, who is running for Governor, owes the citizens of Madison County an explanation of why his assistants plea bargained this case for a probated sentence. Without knowing more, this sentence is highly inappropriate under these circumstances. A police officer who plants drugs on an innocent person should go to prison. I hope the Eagle can get an explanation for the decision of the AG's office to plea bargain this case as they have done.

     
  • the real slim shady posted at 6:09 am on Tue, Apr 29, 2014.

    the real slim shady Posts: 387

    She needs to file a suit against that piece of trash.

     
  • ftw posted at 4:56 am on Tue, Apr 29, 2014.

    ftw Posts: 1245

    An average citizen would spend years in prison for an act like this. And the charge of intent to deliver would not have been dismissed.

     

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