Prosecutors re-filing indictment for Crockett HS principal

Mark Giles, Former Crockett High School Principal
Mark Giles, Former Crockett High School Principal

By Morgan Thomas - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – The criminal indictment against the former Crockett High School Principal, Mark Giles, was dismissed Monday morning in a Houston County courtroom.

According to District Attorney Donna Kaspar, Giles' attorney, William Pemberton, filed a motion to dismiss the indictment because it lacked details on how the alleged crime was committed by the defendant.

Giles was indicted for abuse of official capacity for allegedly using his school laptop for personal gain or benefit.

Kaspar says when she re-read the indictment, she agreed some details were left out.  She says District Judge Mark Calhoun also agreed with the motion and the indictment was dismissed.

"I am pleased to have it dismissed," said Giles about the situation.

Giles and his attorney refused to comment any further on the matter.

Kaspar says the indictment will be re-filed with the proper information, but is unsure which grand jury will hear the case.

Crockett ISD Superintendent Douglas E. Moore says if the charges were not dismissed, just the indictment, it will not affect Giles' current status, which is administrative leave.

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