The Mason County Sheriff’s Office will not be blackmailed. An individual has been passing out information to the public regarding one of my officers from an incident that allegedly took place some twelve years ago. The deputy was not convicted of any crime. In fact, I went to Eden, Texas where I personally obtained the details on this matter and talked with the current and past Chiefs of Police and they advised me that the officer was "no billed" (declined to proceed with case) by a grand jury in 1999. No further action was taken. I also visited with the Texas Ranger that investigated this case and he advised that the officer was cleared of this allegation.
It is my belief that these pamphlets are now being passed in an attempt by a Mason County resident or his family to influence the criminal charges pending against him as well as a case about to be presented to a Mason County grand jury against him. The individual came into my office before these pamphlets were released and asked if we were proceeding with the case against him. I told him we were and he advised me he was going to release this information to the public about the officer’s "no-billed" 1999 charge.
I will not back down from doing my job or be influenced by threats against me or my deputies. If anyone has questions about this matter, please feel free to call me or come by my office.
Sheriff Buster Nixon