Pct 4 Constable jailed

At about 11:22 p.m.Thursday, Aug 1, a 911 phone call was received by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Dispatch Center. The caller was requesting help. Dana “Bubba” Piper

Dana “Bubba” Piper

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office dispatched several units, to the Old Israel Rd. area in an attempt to locate the caller.

Responding units located the caller in the 4400 blk of Old Isreal Rd. The caller who was identified as Dana Piper, was arrested by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and charged with Disorderly Conduct.

Piper was seen by Justice of the Peace Pct. 2, Sarah Raspberry on a Class C misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. Piper was given a summons to appear and released. 

Sheriff Hammack advised the investigation into the 911 call is ongoing.    

On Friday, Aug. 2, Piper was arrested by the Texas Department of Public Safety at 3:23 p.m. for tampering with a witness and theft by a public servant, according to the Polk County Jail’s online jail records.

Witness tampering can be classified as a first to third degree felony, depending on specific circumstances.

The classification of the theft charge will depend on the value of the item(s) taken.

Piper was sworn in as the Pct. 4 Constable on Jan. 1, 2009. His term ends Dec. 31, 2020.

Bail had not been set as of 6 p.m. Friday.