Federal lawsuit filed against Grimes County Sheriff and DA

TUCKOver the last few months, I’ve blogged about the ongoing effort in Grimes County to railroad Les Shipman, Jerry Williams, and Israel Curtis on organized crime charges.  Today John Quinn and I filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Sheriff Don Sowell and District Attorney Tuck McLain, among others.

Here’s the opening sentence of the federal complaint: “This is a case of dirty small-town politics wherein local officials are using the criminal justice system to drive a politically unpopular resident out of town.” The lawsuit speaks for itself, and you can read it all by clicking here.

We gave the sheriff and the DA every chance to do the right thing, and they dug in their heels.  Now they can explain themselves to a federal court. Let the fun begin.