Former Councilman's plea hearing delayed

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The hearing for a former Diboll City Councilman has been delayed. Gary Jones faces a felony charge for allegedly fixing city contract bids.

He was scheduled to appear for a plea hearing Tuesday afternoon; however, his attorney said new information has been discovered. Defense attorney Jerry Whiteker said he needs time to examine the new information.

"We got some documentation today that we wanted to look over so we asked the D.A. if we could postpone that and he let us do that so it will be about 10 days to two weeks," said Whiteker.

Angelina County District Attorney Clyde Harington said it's fine if Whitiker and his client want to go over more information.

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