SISD trustee arrested for 27 active warrants for traffic tickets

Frank Cannon racked up $14,000 in unpaid traffic violations

SAN ANTONIO – A Southside ISD school board member is a free man again after spending nearly 24 hours locked up at the Bexar County Magistrates Office.

Frank Cannon was arrested at Tuesday night's board meeting for several active warrants related to outstanding traffic violations.

Cannon left the magistrates office around 4 p.m. Wednesday and got inside a waiting SUV driven by a family member.

When greeted by a KSAT news crew Cannon refused to grant an on camera interview to discuss his arrest.

Tony Resendez, a lawyer for SISD, addressed Cannon's arrest in a brief interview outside the school board meeting Tuesday evening.

"It's our understanding Mr. Frank Cannon was arrested," Resendez said. "We're not sure of the exact reason but it's our understanding it's for traffic tickets."

According to Resendez, Cannon was arrested around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday by Bexar County constables from Precinct One as the trustees left the open session of the meeting and were entering a closed door executive session.

"It happened out of the public view in the back by the administration building," Resendez said.

According to police reports obtained by KSAT, constables first attempted to arrest Cannon at his home before locating him at the school board meeting.

Cannon was informed he was being arrested on outstanding capias warrants, which are issued by the court when a person has already seen a judge and failed to follow through with the sanctions given by the judge.

According to magistrate records, Cannon had 27 active warrants for a variety of traffic violations and failing to appear in court.

The violations date back to 2011 and totaled more than $14,000.

The police report notes that the vehicle Cannon drove to the meeting had an expired inspection sticker and a registration that was nearly a year past expiration.

Cannon said he would provide KSAT with a statement explaining the traffic tickets but so far he hasn't provided one.

Tony Resendez said since all of the offenses are misdemeanor traffic violations, Cannon's arrest shouldn't have an impact on his status as a school board trustee.

To see Frank Cannon's incident reports, click here.

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