SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) - A second San Marcos police officer was arrested in as many days, prompting the police chief to call a news conference.
Officer David Amerson of the San Marcos Police Department turned himself in early Wednesday on two arrest warrants for obtaining controlled substances by fraud.
The charges are second and third degree felonies.
Amerson surrendered at the Hays County Law Enforcement Center shortly before 6 a.m. and was released under $10,000 bond around 9 a.m.
The charges stem from an investigation by the Hays County Drug Task Force in conjunction with the Department of Public Safety.
He was relieved of duty May 23 and placed on administrative leave pending the internal and criminal investigations.
On Tuesday, Cpl. James Palermo was arrested for allegedly injuring a woman he was arresting two months ago. He was charged with aggravated assault with serious bodily injury by a public servant.
"I've got 35 years in in law enforcement and it's personally painful to think that any officer, much less officers that work under my command would engage in this type of conduct," said Howard Williams, San Marcos Chief of Police.
Palermo is also on restricted duty pending a full criminal investigation.
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