Jerry Lee Jordan (center white shirt) listens as Judge Robert H. Trapp hands down punishment. Jordan is flanked by his lawyer (left) and Polk County Criminal District Attorney, William Lee Hon, (right).
Montgomery County DA Investigator Guilty of Felony, Loses Peace Officer's License, LIVINGSTON, November 2, 2011 - A Montgomery County District Attorney Investigator pleaded guilty on the morning of November 2, 2011 in Judge Robert H. Trapp's 411th District Court. Jerry Lee Jordan, 58, of Montgomery, pled guilty to: Taking certain wildlife resources without consent of land owner (felony) and Coercion of a public servant (misdemeanor A). Jordan pled guilty standing in front of Judge Trapp's bench and was flanked by his Lawyer and Polk County Criminal District Attorney, William Lee Hon.
November 27, 2010... Jerry Jordan shot a deer on property in Polk County that wasn't his property, and he didn't have the property owner's permission to shoot the deer. Jordan was found skinning the deer on property in Wells Landing. Jordan was cited by State Game Warden Ryan Hall for a tagging violation. Jordan used a tag intended for a mule deer to tag a white tail doe.
April 14, 2011... After numerous attempts to have the case dismissed in Polk County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, David Johnson's Court, a date was finally set for a jury trial on April 14, 2011. Jordan made contact with Game Warden Hall by phone and attempted to coerce Hall by threat using his position as a D.A. Investigator of Environmental Crimes from Montgomery County. The conversations were recorded at the Polk County Criminal District Attorney's Office.
Due to Jordan's position as a public official, his case of now, coercion was brought before a Polk County Grand Jury and a court date was established.
October 2, 2011... Jerry Lee Jordan pleaded guilty to the felony of taking certain wildlife resources without consent of the land owner and the misdemeanor of coercion of a public servant.
Judge Trapp's punishment was harsh: Jerry Lee Jordan permanently surrendered his peace officer's license and one year loss of hunting and fishing rights and privileges in the State of Texas.
The Polk County Criminal District Attorney's Office made it very clear that regardless of position or power, crimes and hunting crimes in Polk County will be dealt with harshly.
After his punishment was handed down, Jerry Lee Jordan turned and faced the PolkCountyToday.com camera.
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