A Brazos County grand jury has declined to indict a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission officer on a charge of aggravated perjury, officials said.
According to a press release from Brazos County District Attorney Jarvis Parsons, a grand jury has decided that a case against an unnamed TABC officer did not have sufficient evidence to establish probable cause for the offense of aggravated perjury. Parsons said in the release that an aggravated perjury charge indicates a defendant has made a false statement under oath during an official proceeding, with knowledge of the statement’s meaning and intent to deceive.
In March, The Eagle reported that then-Rebel Draft House bartender Allen Frick alleged TABC agent Jonathan Jergins wrongfully testified against him in the courtroom. Jergins had conducted an undercover sting with a teenage girl in January 2017, and Frick said he sold a beer to Jergins, though Jergins would later write a warrant stating Frick sold the beer to the teen instead. Jergins testified in Frick’s trial, according to Frick’s attorney Craig Greening, that he would not and could not have taken the beer himself to hand to the teen girl. Frick was ultimately cleared by a jury.
It was not immediately clear Tuesday night if the DA’s statement was in regard to the accusations against Jergins.