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