Posted: Oct 18, 2012 9:57 PM by Mike Manzoni -- email@example.com
Updated: Oct 19, 2012 3:54 PM
KLEBERG COUNTY -- The county constable, Brian Vickers, is being sued after two commissioners said he has not showed up for work since May despite still being on the county's payroll.
The lawsuit, filed Sept. 19, said that Vickers, who some commissioners said has been out of work for five months, "...has engaged in official misconduct which would justify his removal from the office of Constable...," because he has "...intentionally failed, refused, or neglected the duties imposed on him...."
"I would like to see him come and tell us that he's ready to come back to work or resign," said Commissioner Roy Cantu who filed the lawsuit. "People needed the constable out there to do evictions and other things...."
A woman who answered the door at Vickers' Corpus Christi home said he will be in Houston until next week.
A county official said Vickers has been out of work because he has been battling health issues, but Cantu said that information has never been relayed to commissioners.
The other commissioner who filed the lawsuit, Romeo Lomas, could not be reached for comment.
A court date has not yet been set.
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