Deputy constable accused of taking cash for training credits

Dudley Parrish, 68, charged with tampering with government document

Author: Katrina Webber, Reporter, kwebber@ksat.com
Published On: Jan 23 2013 12:53:41 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 23 2013 06:39:58 PM CST
SAN ANTONIO -

Dudley Parrish, 68, who is accused of accepting cash and giving officers credit for training courses they didn’t take, worked for the Bexar County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office.

Records show Parrish was booked into the Bexar County jail Tuesday on a charge of tampering with a government document.

The charge stems from an investigation by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education, or TCLEOSE.

According to a news release issued by that agency earlier this month, Parrish had been considered a fugitive and was arrested Dec. 21 in New Hampshire.

He waived his right to extradition proceedings and returned to San Antonio Tuesday to face the charge.

An arrest warrant affidavit stated that Parrish had been accepting money from individuals for courses they never attended, then reflecting in their records that they had completed the state mandated training.

The news release offers a few additional details, stating that Parrish was a reserve deputy constable at the time for Precinct 4 when this allegedly occurred.

Laura LeBlanc, spokeswoman for TCLEOSE, was unable to add much more information regarding Parrish’s arrest, but did say the agency is “glad he’s back” to continue the criminal process.

LeBlanc also said, at this time, no action has been taken toward Parrish’s peace officer license.

According to the affidavit, the investigation is ongoing.

However, LeBlanc said so far, there are no other officers named in the investigation.

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