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Records reveal Angelina County commissioner charged on two additional counts

Bobby Cheshire
Bobby Cheshire
Updated: May. 21, 2021 at 5:14 PM CDT
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ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - An open records request by KTRE has revealed additional charges filed against Angelina County Commissioner Bobby Cheshire.

Cheshire, who was recently indicted on third-degree felony charge of continuous family violence, has had two additional charges filed against him. Those charges, filed on December 10, 2020 and May 5, 2021 respectively, are assault causing bodily injury to family member and criminal trespass of a habitation. The continuous family violence charge could result in a prison sentence of between two and 10 years, as well as a maximum fine of $10,000.

According to an arrest affidavit KTRE obtained in August of 2019, Angelina County deputies responded to Cheshire’s home the night of Aug. 20 after a 911 call which investigators say was immediately disconnected. The affidavit states operators called the number back and a woman said everything was “okay for now” but the woman sounded “shaky.” The affidavit states a deputy went to the home and met with the woman, who said everything was OK and she was leaving the home.

Cheshire, who was standing in the doorway, told deputies the woman and a 16-year-old child were no longer welcome on the property, the affidavit states.

A deputy noticed swelling on the child’s face and told the woman to go to the sheriff’s office in the morning.

The next day, a detective interviewed the woman, who said Cheshire got in a verbal argument with the child so she got between them. She said Cheshire pushed her out of the way and she fell on the driveway, then Cheshire punched the child in the face. She said she then called 911 and Cheshire hung up the call.

The woman said Cheshire also assaulted her on Aug. 13,2019 , when he held her down by her wrists for several hours, according to the affidavit.

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