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Angelina Co. judge says county commissioner will likely remain in office

Robert Loggins (Source; Angelina County Jail) Robert Loggins (Source; Angelina County Jail)
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

In the wake of a grand jury's decision to indict a county commissioner for using county equipment for personal reasons, Angelina County Judge Wes Suiter said Robert Lewis Loggins will remain in office.

“His term runs through 2016, so I expect he'll be in office at least until then,” Suiter said.

Suiter said he was not aware of any action that needs to be taken in regard to Loggin's county commissioner seat. However, he said he take a closer look into the matter when he returns to town Friday.

“I don't have to power to remove anyone from office anyway,” Suiter said. “That would have to be a district judge.”

The Angelina County grand jury indicted Loggins on two Class A misdemeanor charges of abuse of official capacity between $500 and $1,500.

In July, a county resident called KTRE and reported they had video of Loggins using county equipment on the land of his neighbor, who is Loggins' daughter.

Loggins told KTRE he was purchasing dirt for the county from his daughter and was leveling land, so that no equipment would be damaged while entering the property.

Sanches confirmed the indictment was in connection to that accusation.

The case was brought to a grand jury in district court because of the circumstances, Sanches said.

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