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Photos Show Upton County Commissioner Urinating in Public Building

by Kim Powell
NewsWest 9

UPTON COUNTY - NewsWest 9 first brought you a story about an Upton County Commissioner being investigated for misconduct on Thursday. On Friday, NewsWest 9 learned what he was caught doing. 

In pictures obtained by County Attorney Melanie Spratt, Commissioner David "Rowdy" Mooney and another employee are seen urinating in a public building in what appears to be a water jug.

The scandal prompted the Upton County Commissioners Court to hold an emergency meeting on Thursday. County Judge Bill Eyler told NewsWest 9 that they received a tip from two employees that Mooney and one of his employees were caught in the act. 

According to a statement from Judge Eyler, the employee in question has been terminated for the misconduct and the complaint against Commissioner Mooney is still under investigation.  

Mooney was elected into the Commissioners Court in January 2013. 

His fellow Commissioner, Leon Patrick, issued a statement saying, "In my personal opinion, you should resign from the County Commissioner position that you hold to save the embarrassment for you and the county in days to come. In my opinion, the evidence speaks for itself. Sort of, the proof in the pudding. It is clear there is no way the men in the Road and Bridge Department can work around you and they have little or no respect for you now. This is a disgrace to me and the county along with Commissioner Court."  

Mooney was outvoted 3-1 for an investigation on the matter.  He has declined to comment at this time.

Because Mooney is an elected an official, an investigation will determine if Mooney will lose his seat. 

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