Prosecutor won't file charges on Nacogdoches Expo manager

A special prosecutor will not pursue criminal charges against the Nacogdoches County Exposition Center manager, according to Nacogdoches County officials.

According to Nacogdoches County Attorney John Fleming, independent prosecutor Karren Price contacted him and said she would not prosecute Bill Plunkett in connection to allegations he tampered with public information.

Plunkett has been on paid leave since August after an entertainment promoter said he did not comply with an open records request.

Fleming asked Price to look into a Texas ranger's investigation, in order to avoid a conflict-of-interest.

In an interview in April, Price said any possible crime would be punishable by no more than a fine.

"It's been a little disheartening, the way that it was done, but I'm ready to get back to work," Plunkett said. "And, I've had a lot of support from a lot of people, from day one when this happened. And, that's kept me going, and that the community is behind me. And, I'm happy for that and ready to get back to work."

Fleming said county commissioners would likely meet in an executive session in the coming weeks to determine the future of Plunkett's job.

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