HARRISON COUNTY, Texas — Harrison County Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Megan Pinson Grigsby has been suspended without pay by the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct in light of her recent arrest and indictment for allegations of theft and abuse of official capacity.
“Having considered the indictment, the Commission concluded that the judge is charged with one count of theft, more than $2,500, but less than $30,000 (a state jail felony), and one count of abuse of official capacity (a state jail felony),” the Order of Suspension states.
“The Commission determined that Megan Nicole Grigsby should be suspended without pay from judicial office,” the order states, noting she’s being suspended from her duties as Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace for Harrison County as well as Associate Municipal Court Judge for the city of Waskom.
The Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct further advised that the suspension shall remain in effect until the charges set forth in the indictment are dismissed, or until Judge Grigsby is acquitted of all charges in the indictment, or upon further orders of the Commission.
Grigsby, 33, of Marshall, was arrested on May 16, following an indictment. She was charged with theft of more than or equal to $2,500, but less than $30,000. Also for abuse of official capacity more than or equal to $1,500, but less than $20,000.
Grigsby was later released posting bond of a total $10,000.
Former Gregg County District Attorney Carl Dorrough had been appointed as the special prosecutor in her case.
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