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04/15/2015

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TWO PEOPLE INDICTED AND ARRESTED FOR ILLEGAL VOTING AND TAMPERING WITH A GOVERNMENT RECORD IN EDWARDS COUNTY, TX.

 

On April 6, 2015 the Texas Attorney General’s Office presented a case to the Edwards County Grand Jury of the 452nd Judicial District. The case presented was Illegal Voting – A 2ND Degree Felony and Tampering with a Government Document – A State Jail Felony. Michael and Tamara Scotch were both served with indictments and were arrested in Edwards County, State of Texas on April 13, 2015 by Sheriff Pamela Elliott and Deputy CPT Darrell Volkmann on four counts each

Count 1 &4 – Michael Scotch, to wit: Defendant voted in the May 11, 2013 municipal election of Rocksprings, when he knew he did not reside in the city or territory covered by the election in which he voted for Illegal Voting and Tampering with Government Records.

Count 2 & 3 – Michael Scotch, to wit: Defendant with the intent to defraud or harm another, did knowingly make a false entry in a governmental record, to wit: A Statement of Residence, said false entry that Michael Scotch’s residence address was at 608 W. Old Del Rio, Rocksprings, TX 78880, which is not his residence.

Count 1 &4 – Tamara Scotch, to wit: Defendant voted in the May 11, 2013 municipal election of Rocksprings, when she knew she did not reside in the city or territory covered by the election in which she voted for Illegal Voting and Tampering with Government Records.

Count 2 & 3 – Tamara Scotch, to wit: Defendant with the intent to defraud or harm another, did knowingly make a false entry in a governmental record, to wit: A Statement of Residence, said false entry that Tamara Scotch’s residence address was at 608 W. Old Del Rio, Rocksprings, TX 78880, which is not his residence.

Michael and Tamara Scotch each posted a $7000.00 bond and were released from the Edwards County Jail pending trial in this matter.

Sheriff Pamela Elliott stated, “It is matters such as this, which ensures that the integrity of the election is kept to a fair and impartial process because each and every vote counts”. The Sheriff stated, she had received another complaint from the Attorney General Office in regards to other people who do not live in Edwards County but have failed to change their registry; Edwards County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating this matter. Please ensure to update your current address with the Edwards County Voter Registar or with the County Registar where you currently reside:

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