Midland County Constable charged with tampering with government records

MIDLAND COUNTY -- One of Midland County's Constables is facing a new charge two weeks after being arrested.

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According to the Midland County Jail's website, Constable Jeffrey Rowland of Precinct 3 has now been charged with Tampering with Government Records.

An arrest affidavit states that a Midland County judge became suspicious after reviewing paperwork filed by Rowland on eviction notices served.

According to the affidavit, the paperwork Rowland turned in had inconsistencies on the times of serving.

For each of the cases, Rowland listed that he had served several notices all at the exact same time, even though the addresses are minutes apart from each other.

The affidavit states that the investigation determined that Rowland knowingly made false entry in governmental record with the times he submitted, which is against the law.

The investigation also revealed that during one eviction Rowland allegedly admitted to taking several adult pornography magazines from an evictee and putting them in his assigned patrol vehicle.

Rowland has not been charged with theft in connection to that at this time.

On Friday, December 29 Rowland was arrested for criminal mischief.

The arrest came following an investigation by the Midland County Sheriff's Office into a report of Rowland's patrol unit being damaged.

The total monetary damages to the patrol unit amounted to over
$2,800.

CBS 7's Lauren Tropea will have more on this story tonight at 6.