LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - An Angelina County commissioner accepted a plea bargain deal of one year of probation for using county equipment on his daughter's private property.
Pct. 3 Commissioner Robert Loggins appeared in Judge Bob Inselmann's 217th Judicial District Court Monday. As part of the plea deal, Loggins pleaded guilty to two counts of abuse of official capacity and accepted one year of deferred adjudication. District Attorney Art Bauereis said as another part of the deal, Loggins agreed to not run for reelection as county commissioner.
Loggins will also be required to pay more than $2,000 in restitution and a $750 fine.
If Loggins does not get into any trouble with the law in the next year, the charge will be dropped from his record.
In October 2014, a grand jury indicted Loggins on two misdemeanor charges of abuse of official capacity. The investigation started when a neighbor said he caught Loggins in the act and recorded it on his phone.
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.