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Two DPS troopers arrested, charged with multiple crimes

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Posted at 5:05 PM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 23:28:14-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Nueces County Sheriff's deputies arrested two local Texas Department of Public Safety troopers Tuesday.

Both officers, 43-year-old Marco Everett and 31-year-old Holly Thomas, were booked into the Nueces County Jail. Both turned themselves in, according to official records.

They have since been released on $5,000 bond each.

Everett is charged with multiple counts of tampering with government records and official oppression and one count of unlawful restraint.

The indictment against Everett states he made fraudulent entries on two separate dates in an official case report during an on-duty altercation, and mistreated two people while acting as a DPS trooper. It also states Everett unlawfully arrested one person, and forcefully restrained another.

Thomas faces a count of unlawful restraint and three counts of official oppression.

The indictment against Thomas states that she forcefully restrained a person, and unlawfully pointed a Taser at the person in her capacity as a DPS trooper. Thomas is then accused of illegally arresting the person and further subjecting her to unlawful mistreatment.

Eric Perkins is the attorney representing both troopers, and he says they will fight the charges.

He also said that DPS previously investigated the incidents that led to the charges against the troopers and found that there was no wrongdoing on their part.

KRIS 6 News has reached out to the Department of Public Safety for comment.

Digital Content Producer Ana Tamez and Anchor/Reporter Seth Kovar contributed to this report. This is a developing story.