Texas Rangers arrest Mertzon city manager

According to a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Rangers arrested 69-year old Clayvorn James Rose on March 15 at the Irion County Sheriff’s Office. Rose was arrested on chargesĀ of theft more than $1,500 and under $20,000 by a public servant, a third degree felony and official oppression, a Class A misdemeanor.

Rose was employed by the City of Mertzon as the operations manager. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Tom Green County Jail. The investigation is still ongoing.

Employees at the City of Mertzon offices had no comment and would not release any information on contact information for any City of Mertzon city council members.