Criminal Justice

Private lawyer to act as special prosecutor in county attorney's domestic violence case

A private practitioner in Abilene, Texas, has been asked to act as a special prosecutor in a misdemeanor domestic violence case against Tom Green County Attorney Chris Taylor.

The special prosecutor, attorney Kenneth Leggett said he had been asked to handle the Taylor case by Judge Charles Chapman. “I’m still determining exactly what I’m going to do,” Leggett told the the Reporter News on Thursday. “A decision will be made relatively soon.”

Taylor was released on a personal recognizance bond after being arrested by San Angelo police and booked into the Tom Green County jail on Feb. 2. He was charged with assault causing bodily injury family violence, the newspaper reports.

Taylor’s lawyer, Don Wilson of Abilene, declined to comment about the special prosecutor. Taylor called the incident “a big misunderstanding” that he intended to work through with his wife when he spoke with the Standard-Times later on during the weekend after his arrest.

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