More Information has been released on Randall County Sheriff Joel Richardson’s indictment.
The sheriff was indicted on a Abuse of Official Capacity charge for signing one or more change orders for the purchase of drones and API licenses which had not been authorized by the Randall County Commissioner’s Court, and that he had not been authorized to sign.
The change order or orders were valued at more than $150,000 but less than $300,000.
Sheriff Richardson released a statement on the Departments Facebook page stating:
“I want to thank the residents of Randall County and surrounding communities for their recent outpouring of support. I have been overwhelmed with hundreds of calls, texts and emails from friends and colleagues across the region.
It has been my absolute honor to serve the citizens of Randall County for 44 years, 20 of those as Sheriff, and I will continue to do so with the utmost integrity alongside the great men and women of the Randall County Sheriff’s Office.
Although I am unable to share details at this time, I look forward to the facts of the case being released to the public and this bogus charge being dropped.
Sheriff Joel Richardson”