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Hill County Sheriff, Deputies Indicted on Misconduct Charges

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    Hill County Sheriff, Deputies Indicted on Misconduct Charges
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    (From left) Hill County Sheriff Michael Cox, Sheriff's Capt. Leroy Rodriguez and jailer Bryan Winget.

    Hill County Sheriff Michael Cox and two former deputies have been indicted by a Hill County Grand Jury on charges related to misconduct within his office.

    NBC 5 first reported on the original allegations of misconduct back on April 1, 2015, when Cox, Chief Deputy Mark Wilson, Captain Leroy Rodriguez and jailer Bryan Winget were named in arrest warrants after an investigation was conducted by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, which establishes and enforces Texas law enforcement standards.

    All four surrendered that day and were released on bond.

    Cox faces four charges, including one count of abuse of official capacity, two counts of tampering with government records and one count of breach of computer security; Wilson faces eight charges and Rodriguez faces three charges.

    All are state jail felonies and bond was set at $2,500 for each count. If convicted, each faces punishment by confinement in a state jail for up to two years and a fine up to $10,000 on each count.

    There is no updated information regarding charges against jailer Bryan Winget.

    Indictments are below: