Constable Choc Harris to Retire

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - We have new details into the investigation of Midland County Constable Choc Harris.

You'll remember this past summer the Precinct two Constable was charged with tampering with government documents which is a felony.

Harris was in court on Tuesday and now the Constable tells NewsWest 9, he's stepping down from his position.

The details from that hearing are staying under wraps until January.

But Constable Harris did tell NewsWest 9, he's going to hand his letter of retirement to Midland County Commissioners on Monday.

The Constable says he'll officially retire in January.

In July, the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards in Education (TCLEOSE) charged Harris with tampering with government documents.

TCLEOSE says Harris improperly filed paperwork for two of his deputies.

After learning of the investigation, Midland County District Attorney Teresa Clingman dismissed some misdemeanor cases connected to Harris.

She later recused herself from the case and Brazos County DA Bill Turner along with a residing Judge Jay Gibson out of Odessa handled the case.

Again, Harris says he will release more details about all of this early next month.

His resignation now gives Midland County 30 days to find a replacement.

NewsWest 9 will continue to follow this case and bring you the latest details as they become available.