Former Bertram police chief pleads guilty to three charges

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James Jay Wilson

BERTRAM, Texas (KXAN) — Former Bertram Police Chief J.J. Wilson has pleaded guilty to three charges, including two counts of official oppression.

READ MORE: Dispute over hay bales leads to charges for Bertram police chief

The guilty plea was part of a plea deal, meaning Wilson will have to pay a $500 fine and spend four days in jail. He is also ordered to surrender his peace officer’s license.

The origin of these charges come from a dispute over hay bales.

Prosecutors say Wilson threatened to tow a man’s truck and have another person’s driver’s license revoked if they didn’t give three bales of hay to a woman.

The Burnet County District Attorney’s office says Wilson also admitted to lying to the media during interviews.

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