Buckholts, TX - CAMERON (July 5, 2012)-The police chief of the small Milam County town of Buckholts was jailed Thursday evening after his arrest on a misdemeanor warrant.
He was released around 10:00 p.m. the day of the arrest, after posting a $2,500 bond.
Officers representing the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education and Milam County deputies arrested James Blackmon at around 4:15 p.m. Thursday at the Buckholts Police Department on a warrant charging falsifying a government document, which is a Class A misdemeanor.
The commission is charged with certifying peace officers in the state.
Details were unavailable regarding Blackmon's falsification.
The mayor and other city leaders of Buckholts were in a private session discussing the arrest of Police Chief Blackmon the night of the arrest they declined to comment.
However, the arrest proved to be a fresh surprise for the town of Buckholts.
"I think the whole community is shocked," Lions Club President David Marrs said.
"People are in disbelief and they're going to question it. You know, how did this happen, what happened...that's the big question," City Councilman Doug Williams said.
Buckholts is a town of about 400 just west of Cameron.
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