WAXAHACHIE, Texas (AP) - A North Texas sheriff who acknowledged being
involved in a New Year's Day fight has resigned and pleaded guilty to
Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown quit Wednesday. Brown, in a plea deal, was sentenced to a day in jail and fined $500.
attorney for Brown previously said the sheriff walked into a restaurant
where a fight was in progress and his 59-year-old brother had been
knocked to the floor.
Montgomery County District Attorney Brett
Ligon, who prosecuted the case, told the Waxahachie Daily Light that the
sheriff hit a male college student who had not initiated the
Brown, in a statement, took responsibility for his criminal activity, apologized and thanked citizens he'd served since 2009.
County Judge Carol Bush says an interim sheriff will be appointed.