Williamson County's sheriff and a former legal counsel are facing charges stemming from the aftermath of a death in 2019.
On Sept. 25, county judicial records confirm that indictment proceedings started for Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody and Jason Robert Nassour, former general counsel for the Williamson County Attorney’s Office. They have been charged with tampering and/or fabrication of physical evidence with the intent to impair its verity, legibility, or availability as evidence in the investigation or official proceeding. The charge is based on Texas Penal Code 37.09 (c) and is a third-degree felony
Chody was booked into the county's main jail on a $10,000 bond Monday, Sept. 28.
The root date for charges on Chody are June 15 while Nassour's are March 28, 2019. On that date last year, sheriff deputies were involved in a chase of Javier Ambler, 40, that ended in Austin and with Ambler's death. The circumstances surrounding the death have been questioned and investigated.
UPDATE: Williamson and Travis countys' district attorneys as well as Chody held press conferences in Georgetown Monday. They discussed the grand jury indictments.
More information in Wednesday's edition.