New Details Into Two Charges Made Against A Midland County Constable

Affidavits reveal the investigation into the constable began in late December

MIDLAND COUNTY, Texas (Local 2 / FOX 24) - Affidavits reveal new details into why a Midland County Constable is facing two charges. 

34-year-old Jeffrey Neil Rowland is facing one charge of criminal mischief and a brand new charge of tampering with governmental records. 

According to affidavits, the investigation into Rowland began in late December because officials noticed "inconsistencies" on his time serving government records.  

Midland County District Attorney Laura Nodolf says its the Constable's duty to issue eviction notices. 

"The allegations are that there were false entries made into the services of those notices," said Nodolf. 

The report shows that all of the notices had the exact same date and time. 

"When that came to our attention, we turned it over to the Midland County Sheriff's department," said Nodolf. 

Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter says that's when they gathered enough evidence to issue a warrant for Rowland's arrest. 

Nodolf says Rowland turned himself into authorities early Friday morning. 

"We have an obligation to the people we work for, we work for the citizens," said Painter. 

Documents show that Rowland also allegedly admitted to a superior that he had taken several adult pornographic magazines from a write of possession and held them in his vehicle.

While it is considered theft, no charges have been filed for this instance. 

When supervisors began to question the legitimatize of the filed notices of eviction, the report says Rowland became extremely upset, even using profanity.  

As a result of the revelation, Precinct 3 Judge Billy Johnson made sure to meet with every citizen affected by holding a court hearing Friday morning. 

"So Judge Johnson really wanted to ensure these individuals had their day that they could be heard," said Nodolf.  

Nodolf says Rowland could face anywhere between 2 to 10 years in prison, with a chance at probation. 

She adds it all depends on how the case ends. 

 


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