The owner of a tie beam company in the “cowboy capital” of the world was charged in three separate counties with three crimes
– Case Description
The owner of a tie beam company in the “cowboy capital” of the world was charged in three separate counties with three crimes: stealing materials, assaulting a peace officer, and moving stolen goods between counties. He was also charged with violating his probation on another unrelated case. He was incarcerated pending trial. Venue: Bandera, Texas. (Texas v. Breeland)
After a twenty-hour revocation hearing in Bandera, Texas (which finished at 4:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning), the client was released on bond. He was later found not guilty on all three charges in all three counties. He filed a civil rights suit against the officer he allegedly assaulted, but who in fact had assaulted him. The civil rights suit, in Federal Court, was settled for a confidential amount.