Liberty County constable arrested in case of man accused of impersonating officer

Photo: KFDM / Kara Dixon

BREAKING NEWS: Liberty County Precinct 6 Constable John Joslin was arrested Monday on a charge of submitting a false sworn statement to investigators, the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office announced.

The statement from the District Attorney said Joslin was charged with the offense of perjury in an ongoing investigation by the Jefferson County District Attorney's office, Beaumont Police Department, and the Texas Rangers.

He was indicted by a Jefferson County Grand Jury. The charge stems from a sworn statement which Joslin gave to investigators in reference to the Michael Gelagotis investigation.

Joslin's said that Gelagotis never worked law enforcement extra jobs for Joslin.

Investigators found the sworn statement by Joslin to be untrue. They found Gelagotis did cover an extra job for Joslin.

His bond has been set at $5,000

The charge is a Class A Misdemeanor carrying a possible punishment of up to one year in jail or a fine up to $4,000 or both.

The District Attorney's office said this is an ongoing criminal investigation and no further statements will be made in reference to this case.

If anyone has information on crimes involving Public Integrity issues or Public Integrity crimes in the City of Beaumont, they are urged to call the Jefferson County District Attorney's office and speak to an investigator in the Public Integrity Division.

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