Upshur County Judge Dean Fowler Suspe...

Upshur County Judge Dean Fowler Suspended from Job

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Mount Pleasant, TX

#1 Jan 4, 2011
UPSHUR COUNTY, TX (KLTV) Upshur County Judge Dean Fowler has been suspended with pay after recent indictments by a grand jury.

Todd Tefteller, the Gilmer attorney representing Judge Fowler says it is standard procedure for the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct to take action when a judge has been indicted.

Judge Fowler and County Commissioner Lloyd Crabtree were both charged with official oppression and abuse of capacity. Sheriff Anthony Betterton was also indicted on official oppression.

The charges stem from the court's ban on public comment, and for removing a man who placed duct tape over his mouth in protest.


Mount Pleasant, TX

#2 Jan 4, 2011
What comes around goes around and it must suck now being on the other side of the "Table of Justice." Don't worry Dean, "In Upshur County they go by the law." LOL,LOL, LOL, LOL Hope your not claustrophobic. The jail cells are small and cold.:)

Mount Pleasant, TX

#3 Jan 4, 2011
BOOM, nothing like good news after the holidays.

Mount Pleasant, TX

#4 Jan 5, 2011
Isn't that ironic that the indicted officials are whining, especially Todd Tefteller their attorney, because they didn't get a chance to tell there side of the story after voting to not allow the citizens comment or give there side at meetings? Welcome to Upshur County Justice Todd Tefteller, Dean, Betterton and Crabtree. With your cussing in the press, Todd Tefteller, we thought you might want to run for county judge. It appears you are taking after Dean Fowler as when he tries to belittle the county commissioners in his kangaroo court. The county judge job does not require a law degree and with Fowler's bad press you would probably stand a good chance of taking it away from him. LOL, but thats only after you let us piss on the carpet as you said in the newspapers. Right now we are just busy pissing on Fowler and wondering what school you all got your law degrees from. Is it the online school the University of Phoenix? LOL

Mount Pleasant, TX

#5 Jan 6, 2011
Maybe he will get some probation and pick up trash off the sides of the highways?

East Peoria, IL

#6 Jan 26, 2011
Anyone heard when their hearing will be? I want to be there.

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