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February 13 2012
Smith County TX Texas Department of Public Service officers have conducted a search warrant at Precinct 3 Constable Dustin Rust’s office this morning and arrested multiple deputies after a lengthy investigation by the agency’s Private Security Division.
Smith County District Attorney Matt Bingham has confirmed information that several arrests were made this morning at the office. Sources are telling the Tyler Morning Telegraph that all of the office’s computers were taken during the raid.
Deputy Constables Monty Ward, Thomas Burns, Mark Pierce, and Justin Stockwell will all be charged with operating a private security company without a license, a Class A misdemeanor.
Ward, Pierce, and Stockwell have already been arrested and charged, booked, and released from custody.
State authorities have also accused deputy constables of using equipment, gasoline and computers for their security business.
Article from private officer international