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AG charges Mora sheriff

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Garza facing two felonies over stolen gun case

By Martin Salazar

Ten months ago, during a heated altercation with one of his deputies, Mora Sheriff Thomas Garza proclaimed that he was the sheriff and as such “I can do what I want.”

Last week, the state Attorney General’s Office fired back a message of its own, charging the sheriff with two fourth- degree felonies.

But in another bizarre twist, the charges aren’t related to the April 7 quarrel between Garza and then-deputy Lee Allingham over Garza’s insistence that a DWI suspect be released.


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