NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - The Nacogdoches County Democrats held a forum for the two candidates running for Precinct Two constable Monday night; current Constable David Adams and Clarence Yarbrough.
Constable David Adams was indicted on alleged charges of unlawfully tasing a woman back in February, but the issue was not brought up during the forum.
Instead, both Adams and Yarbrough answered questions asked about the war on drugs, open-carry, community involvement, and troubled areas in Nacogdoches County.
The candidates also spoke about why they were the most qualified for the job.
"There's a disconnect between the community, there's a disconnect between the church and there's a disconnect between law enforcement," said Yarbrough. "Someone is going to have to bridge that gap."
"Some of the places I know that are trouble spots, I'll go to and I know for that moment that I'm there, there's no trouble that's going to happen," Adams said. "The community sees me not only as law enforcement, but also as a genuine person that cares about them."
Neither candidate would speak with KTRE about the charges, but Yarbrough confirmed it was not the reason why he was running for office.
Early voting for the March primary begins Feb. 15.