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Longtime Jefferson Co. chief deputy constable could face criminal charges

Longtime Jefferson Co. Chief Deputy Constable Ken Yowman could face criminal charges.

A longtime Jefferson County chief deputy constable could face criminal charges as early as next week.

Chief Deputy Constable Ken Yowman is accused of unnecessarily using a stun gun on a Port Arthur man in May.

On Friday, county officials said Yowman, who had been placed on paid leave after the incident has since resigned from his position with the Precinct 8 constable's office.

Precinct 8 covers the Port Arthur area.

KFDM/6 News on Fox went by the office at the Jefferson County sub-courthouse in downtown Port Arthur, but no one there would comment on the case.

Yowman was a 17-year-veteran with the county.

Deven Taylor claims the stun gun incident happened at the Prince Hall Apartments on May 7.

Taylor claims Yowman used the stun gun on him for no reason and left him passed out on the ground.

On Friday, Assistant District Attorney Cory Kneeland told KFDM that "the case is under advisement for potential charges to be filed."

Kneeland didn't tell us when this would happen, but sources close to the case told us it could take place as early as next week.

We did try to speak to Taylor, but his attorney Allen Parker says his client wants to wait to see what charges are filed before any comment is made.

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