Former Mertzon city official arrested

Former Mertzon city official arrested
Clayvorn Rose (Source: Tom Green County Sheriff's Office)

MERTZON, TX (KWES) - A former Mertzon city official was arrested Tuesday by Texas Rangers on charges of theft and official oppression after allegedly stealing a city vehicle motor and making unwelcome sexual comments to a secretary, authorities said.

Clayvorn James Rose, 69, was booked into the Tom Green County Jail without incident, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).

He was released Wednesday on a $25,000 bond, records revealed.

The Mertzon City Council held an emergency meeting Thursday and voted to fire Rose as the city operations manager.

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