In a settlement agreement with its former police officer the City of Saint Jo has agreed to continue her health insurance coverage as part of the separation package.
Details were obtained concerning former Saint Jo police officer Lindsey Montgomery’s separation agreement.
The City of Saint Jo on Wednesday complied with the Bowie News’ Freedom of Information (FOI) request for the documentation.
Her resignation occured two weeks ago as the city faced possible litigation and a work force grievance regarding her request for light-duty during the remainder of her pregnancy.
Saint Jo Police Chief Tyler Roy and city officials denied Montgomery’s request.
Montgomery officially submitted a letter of resignation on Dec. 14, hours before the last regularly scheduled council meeting. City officials had a near 40-minute executive session to discuss Montgomery’s employment.
At the same meeting, Alderpersons accepted a letter of resignation from Michael Montgomery, Lindsey’s husband – which has brought the Saint Jo police force down to one full-time position with Chief Roy.
Read the full story in the weekend News.
Drug cases dominate grand jury list
The staff of the 97th District Attorney’s office released the following indictments from the recent November session of the Montague County Grand Jury.
Christopher Lemon, 21, Montague, indicted for tampering or fabricating evidence from a Nov. 18, 2022 complaint, $15,000 bond.
Zacchaeus Jones, 31, Ennis, possession of a controlled substance 4-400 grams, July 25 complaint, $25,000 bond.
James Marley, 47, Bowie, failure to register as a sex offender, May 20 complaint, $15,000 bond.
Jose Ramirez-Oretega, 46, Holliday, driving while intoxicated third or more, Sept. 9 complaint, no bond stated, in custody.
Robert Watkins, 44, Bowie, possession of a controlled substance under one gram, June 9 complaint, $1,500 bond.
Terry Wages, 55, Bridgeport, two charges for prohibited substance and manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance 4-200 grams, Jan. 8 complaint, $50,000 in bonds.
A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Routine business for commissioners on Monday
By BARBARA GREEN
Members of the Montague County Commissioners Court met for a brief agenda of business on Monday as the county moves into the final month of the year.
The date for the last December meeting was moved from Dec. 25 to Dec. 26 due to the Christmas holiday.
A joint resolution was accepted for the county to conduct the Democratic and Republican Party primaries on March 5, 2024 and the runoffs on May 28, 2024.
Read the full story in the mid-week Bowie News.
Party primary filings continue to Dec. 11
In Montague County, the only contested race so far is in county commissioner precinct one where incumbent Commissioner Roy Darden is facing a challenge from Charles King.Party primary March 5, 2024 candidate filings kicked off with a lot of prospects filing for state offices with only one contested county race as of Nov. 22. Filing will continue through Dec. 11.
Montague County Republican Party Chairman Mark Neese hosted a signing evening for potential candidates during the group’s regular monthly meeting last week.
A large number of incumbents took advantage of the opportunity to sign-up for the election. Dr. Brooks McKenzie was the evening speaker. In Montague County, the only contested race so far is in county commissioner precinct one where incumbent Commissioner Roy Darden is facing a challenge from Charles King.
Read the full story in the weekend Bowie News.
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