PALO PINTO (CBSDFW.COM) – Palo Pinto County Sheriff Ira Mercer was indicted for two counts of unlawful interception of oral communication, according to the Attorney General’s office.READ MORE: ERCOT Shuts Down Wholesale Electricity Provider Griddy In Texas
Mercer is accused of using a tape recorder to spy on his former girlfriend last year.
A sheriff since 2004, Mercer turned himself into authorities.READ MORE: Texas Lawmakers Call On Public Utility Commission Chair To Resign
Despite his felony indictment, Mercer isn’t disqualified for serving out his term as sheriff until December 2016.
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