Lufkin attorney signs on to Trinity County water line cutting ca - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Lufkin attorney signs on to Trinity County water line cutting case

Ryan Deaton, now defending Bobby Conner Ryan Deaton, now defending Bobby Conner
Bobby Conner's mug shot; Source: Trinity Co. Jail Bobby Conner's mug shot; Source: Trinity Co. Jail
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

The man arrested for cutting a Trinity County water line last month has hired a Lufkin attorney to fight his case.  Ryan Deaton has signed on to defend Bobby Conner.

He was arrested three weeks after cutting a Nogalus/Centralia Water Supply Company water line that runs under his property.

Deaton says so far no documents have turned up that would allow the water lines to be there.   He says he's still trying to figure out the case against Conner.

"I'm having a hard time finding a statute that my client did anything wrong under. I'm not sure he's committed a crime. It may have taken them some time to try and figure out how they were going to charge him. I don't know that for a fact," said Deaton.

Conner bonded out of the Trinity County Jail the morning after his arrest last week.

His wife tells us he doesn't regret anything he's done to the water lines.

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